Salesperson License in Wisconsin

Salesperson Requirements

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You cannot have any past convictions directly related to the sale of motor vehicles.
  • By law, you are not required to possess a driver's license. However, your employer has the right to make a driver's license a job requirement.

How to Apply for a License

  • Complete the sales person Salesperson/Representative License Application (Form MV2184). Be sure your employer completes the bottom half.
  • Take the completed application to any Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) service center along with cash or check to pay the application fee which generally falls below $20.
  • While there, pass the written test. Test cost: $5.

Salesperson License Exam

  • The test, consisting of 50 questions, assesses your grip on Wisconsin laws pertaining to record-keeping, vehicle disclosure, purchase contracts, advertising, and titling and registering. You need to answer at least 40 correctly to pass.
  • The Department of Transportation's (WisDOT) Motor Vehicle Salesperson Manual serves as your best tutor. All exam questions are culled from this manual.
  • The test takes approximately 45 minutes.
  • If you fail you must wait at least 1 day before trying again.

Transferring an Existing Salesperson License

To transfer you need to complete the sales person Salesperson/Representative License Application (Form MV2184). Be sure to have your employer complete the bottom half. Mail the completed application along with all required fees to:

  • Department of Transportation
  • Dealer and Agent Section
  • 4822 Madison Yards Way, Room 201
  • P.O. Box 7909
  • Madison, WI 53707

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