Auto Salesperson License Requirements
While specific car salesperson license requirements vary by state, you generally will need to follow some or all of the following steps:
- Provide proof of being employed by a state-licensed auto dealership.
- Provide a completed license application along with, if applicable, proof of legal presence. Make sure all information is accurate. Your application will be rejected if missing information.
- Pass a criminal background check, if applicable. In some states, a criminal history might disqualify you from being licensed.
- Meet your state’s age requirements, if applicable. Some states require applicants to be at least 18 years old.
- Post a surety bond, if applicable. In Colorado, for example, applicants must provide a $15,000 surety bond.
- Pass a licensing exam, if applicable.
- Provide standard work history information.
- Provide a copy of verifiable identification.
- Be fingerprinted, if applicable.
- Submit licensing fees, which vary by state. Utah, for example, charges $56, Ohio $10, and Pennsylvania $25.
Your state may require additional information before processing your auto salesperson license application. Consult with your state licensing agency for more information so you can accurately prepare for the application process.