VSA

Salespeople/Broker Reps

Guidelines & General Requirements

VSA Guidelines and General Requirements are primarily based on laws designed to protect consumers. By following these guidelines, the industry will also benefit from the application of consistent standards of conduct and fair competition in the marketplace.

Salesperson Guidelines

Salesperson guidelines can be found here.

These guidelines are issued to assist all salespeople who have received a Conditional Licence or Regular Photo Licence from the Motor Vehicle Sales Authority of BC (VSA), formerly known as the Motor Dealer Council of BC (MDC).

As of June 1, 2004, pursuant to Section 39 of the Motor Dealer Act, the Salesperson Licensing Regulation and Directive #12, all licensed motor dealers are required to ensure that all sales and management staff and other representatives involved in retail vehicle sales are licensed by the VSA.

General Guidelines (Dealers & Salespeople)

General guidelines can be found here.

The purpose of the Vehicle Sales Authority General Guidelines (General Guidelines) is to explain the VSA’s approach to interpreting and enforcing provisions of the Motor Dealer Act and the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act and their respective regulations. These guidelines also provide information about other legislation that may apply to a motor dealer or salesperson but is not directly administered by the VSA, as well as guidance and recommendations on best practices for those in the motor vehicle sales industry.

Advertising Guidelines

General guidelines can be found here.

The purpose of the Vehicle Sales Authority General Guidelines (General Guidelines) is to explain the VSA’s approach to interpreting and enforcing provisions of the Motor Dealer Act and the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act and their respective regulations. These guidelines also provide information about other legislation that may apply to a motor dealer or salesperson but is not directly administered by the VSA, as well as guidance and recommendations on best practices for those in the motor vehicle sales industry.

Broker Licensing General Requirements

Broker agent general requirements can be found here.

These are general requirements for broker-agents and broker-agent representatives found in the Broker-agent Licensing Regulation, B.C. Reg. 201/2017 in force on April 1, 2018. Details of the specific requirements and conditions of licensing may be found in the Licensing Policies and Procedures of the Authority located on its website.

Wholesaler Licensing General Requirements

Wholesaler general requirements can be found here.

Licensing Policies and Procedures of the Authority located on its website.