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Public Notice Prelicense

NOTICE FOR LICENSE APPLICANTS

 

1. Pre-licensing Education Program

As of August 5, 2008, the Auto Industry Division ceased License Law Seminars. On that same date, Colorado Senate Bill 08-151 (SB 08-151), and the related emergency regulations, took effect to establish a new educational requirement in connection with the applications for specific types of licenses submitted on or after September 4, 2008.

 

SB 08-151 established a "Pre-licensing Education Program" requiring 8 hours of instruction through one or another approved private educational providers. The current list of Approved Pre-licensing Education Program Providers is attached.

 

2. License applicants who must satisfy the pre-licensing educational requirement.

To determine whether the pre-licensing educational requirement applies to a particular license applicant, he or she should refer to the following relevant provisions of SB 08-151:

 

A. FOR MOTOR-VEHICLE RELATED LICENSES, THIS PART OF C.R.S. 12-6-115 APPLIES:

(7) (a) A person applying for a used motor vehicle dealer's license, a wholesale motor vehicle auction dealer's license, or a wholesaler's license shall file with the board a certification that the applicant has met the educational requirements for licensure under this subsection (7). This subsection (7) shall not apply to a person who has held a license, within the last three years, as a motor vehicle dealer, used motor vehicle dealer, wholesaler, wholesale motor vehicle auction dealer, powersports vehicle dealer, or used powersports vehicle dealer under this part 1 or part 5 of this article.

 

(b) An applicant for a used motor vehicle dealer's license, a wholesale motor vehicle auction dealer's license, or a wholesaler's license shall not be licensed unless one of the following persons has completed an eight-hour prelicensing education program:

 

(i) the managing officer if the applicant is a corporation or limited liability company;

(ii) all of the general partners if the applicant is any form of partnership;

 

Or

 

(iii) the owner or managing officer if the applicant is a sole proprietorship.

 

(c) The prelicensing education program shall include, without limitation, state and federal statutes and rules governing the sale of motor vehicles.

 

(d) A prelicensing education program shall not fulfill the requirements of this section unless approved by the board. The board shall approve any program with a curriculum that reasonably covers the material required by this section within eight hours.

 

B. FOR POWERSPORTS-VEHICLE RELATED LICENSES, THIS PART OF C .R.S. 12-6-517 APPLIES:

(7) (a) A person applying for a used powersports vehicle dealer's license shall file with the board a certification that the applicant has met the educational requirements for licensure under this subsection (7), unless the applicant is licensed as a motor vehicle dealer or a used motor vehicle dealer. This subsection (7) shall not apply to a person who has held a license, within the last three years, as a motor vehicle dealer, used motor vehicle dealer, wholesaler, wholesale motor vehicle auction dealer, powersports vehicle dealer, or used powersports vehicle dealer under this part 5 or part 1 of this article.

 

(b) An applicant for a used powersports vehicle dealer's license shall not be licensed unless one of the following persons has completed an eight-hour prelicensing education program:

 

(i) the managing officer if the applicant is a corporation or limited liability company;

 

(ii) all of the general partners if the applicant is any form of

Partnership; or

 

(iii) the owner or managing officer if the applicant is a sole proprietorship.

 

(c) The prelicensing education program shall include, without limitation, state and federal statutes and rules governing the sale of powersport vehicles.

 

(d) A prelicensing education program shall not fulfill the requirements of this section unless approved by the board. The board shall approve any program with a curriculum that reasonably covers the material required by this section within eight hours.