OMVIC is proud to announce the launch of the new Motor Vehicle Dealers Act Key Elements Course (KEC). Developed by OMVIC and The Automotive Business School of Canada (Georgian College), with the invaluable assistance of the Used Car Dealers Association (UCDA), the KEC is specifically designed for dealers, managers and salespeople who have not previously taken the OMVIC Certification Course (i.e. those registered before 1999) and for those who did take the Certification Course prior to 2010, when the new MVDA was introduced.

Course Details

Presented in six chapters (Premises and Records, Contract Requirements, Disclosure Requirements, Advertising, Consumer Protection Act and Code of Ethics Regulations) the KEC will help dealers and salespeople ensure compliance with the current regulations and legislation governing the retail automotive industry, including the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, the Consumer Protection Act and the Sale of Goods Act.

Where to take the KEC

The MVDA Key Elements Course is available:


Students will complete a 40 question (multiple choice) test. A minimum grade of 60 per cent is needed to pass.

  • Self-study students write the test at a Georgian College approved testing location. Note: the KEC test must be written within 12 weeks of registering for the course.
  • Students taking the course as part of, or in conjunction with, the DMPCP, write the test in-class at the end of the lecture.

Benefits of Passing MVDA Key Elements Course

Individuals who successfully pass the MVDA Key Elements Course and maintain registration with OMVIC are entitled to use the designation "C.A.L.E. — Certified in Automotive Law and Ethics." Using the C.A.L.E. designation builds trust, strengthens credibility and demonstrates to consumers that dealers and salespeople are proven professionals who have met Georgian College and OMVIC training standards.

For more information about the Key Elements Course, contact Georgian College at 1-877-722-1513; the UCDA at 1-800-268-2598; or, OMVIC Manager of Education, Farah Mohammed, at