Salespeople/Broker Reps

Salesperson FAQs

New Salesperson licensing FAQ

Every person in contact with retail consumers at a dealership must have a valid Salesperson License.

  • A Police Information Check
    A prior criminal record will be reviewed for its relevance to working as a motor vehicle salesperson and does not automatically exclude a person from receiving a Salesperson License. Police Information Check Policy
  • The eligibility to work in Canada
    An applicant must be either a Canadian citizen or have legal status to work in Canada. Non-residents of Canada must have a valid work permit for retail vehicle sales.
  • Employment by a licensed motor dealer
    Application can be made prior to employment, but a Salesperson License will not be issued until employment at a dealership is verified.
  • To be of legal age
    Applicants must be at least nineteen (19) years of age, the age required by the Infants Act of B.C. to execute a binding contract. Individuals may attend the certification course and submit an application before reaching the age of nineteen. However, a Salesperson License will not be issued until all licensing requirements are met and the applicant reaches the age of nineteen.
  • To pay the application and the annual license fees

Salespeople must comply with the Motor Dealer Act and portions of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act. The VSA monitors compliance through province-wide inspections and investigations. Plain language explanations of these requirements can be found in:

  • Update the VSA with new contact information- contact information can be changed online by signing into your Online Licensee Services account
  • Employment by a licensed motor dealer- ensure a new employer sends in an Employment Authorization Form
  • Police Information Check: Salesperson Licensing Police Information Check Policy
  • Continued eligibility to work in Canada
  • Payment of the annual license fees. Salesperson Licensing fee schedule
  • Continuing education as required by the registrar
  • The Salesperson Licensing Regulation and a condition of licensing requires that a salesperson surrender their license for cancellation if they stop acting as a salesperson

The VSA complies with the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA) which replaced the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) in 2013. Once your VSA license is issued, you will have 45 days to complete your professional development requirement by completing the Salesperson Licensing Course, which focuses on BC law. Saskatchewan currently does not license automotive salespersons so a person from Saskatchewan must comply with the same process as a British Columbian applicant.

Salesperson license fees
Salesperson Licensing Fee Schedule

  • $48 application fee + $165 Annual license fee + $459 Self-study online Salesperson Licensing Course fee= $672 Total for first time applications (non-refundable)

Still have a question?

Contact VSA Licensing at licensing@vsabc.ca