2011 ORS § 822.027¹
Education requirements for vehicle dealers

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the following education requirements apply to an applicant for a vehicle dealer certificate under ORS 822.020 (Issuance of certificate) or 822.040 (Privileges granted by certificate):

(a) An applicant for a vehicle dealer certificate under ORS 822.020 (Issuance of certificate) must complete a minimum of eight hours of approved education programs described in subsection (4) of this section and pass a test within one year prior to submitting an application for the certificate; and

(b) An applicant for a renewal certificate under ORS 822.040 (Privileges granted by certificate) must complete a minimum of five hours per year in a licensing period of approved continuing education programs described in subsection (4) of this section prior to submitting an application for the renewal certificate.

(2) The education requirements in subsection (1)(a) of this section do not apply to an applicant for a vehicle dealer certificate under ORS 822.020 (Issuance of certificate) or 822.040 (Privileges granted by certificate) if, at the time of application, the applicant holds another certificate issued under ORS 822.020 (Issuance of certificate) or 822.040 (Privileges granted by certificate).

(3) The continuing education requirements of subsection (1)(b) of this section do not apply to an applicant for renewal of a vehicle dealer certificate under ORS 822.040 (Privileges granted by certificate) if the applicant is:

(a) A dealer having a franchise in this state for nationally advertised and recognized motor vehicles;

(b) A dealer having a franchise in this state for new recreational vehicles;

(c) A motor vehicle rental company having a national franchise under the ownership of a corporation that operates throughout the United States; or

(d) A national auction company that holds a vehicle dealer certificate and a dismantler certificate whose primary activity in this state is the sale or disposition of totaled vehicles.

(4) Education programs and the test required in subsection (1) of this section may be developed by any motor vehicle industry organization including, but not limited to, the Oregon Independent Auto Dealers Association and shall be submitted to the advisory committee established under ORS 802.370 (Advisory committee on vehicle dealer regulation) for approval. The committee shall approve any program or test that pertains to the motor vehicle industry and includes state and federal law in at least the following areas:

(a) Motor vehicle advertising;

(b) Odometer laws and regulations;

(c) Vehicle licensing and registration;

(d) Unlawful dealer activities;

(e) Environmental rules and regulations;

(f) Oregon and industry standard motor vehicle forms;

(g) Truthful lending practices;

(h) Motor vehicle financing;

(i) Service and warranty contracts; and

(j) Land use regulations governing motor vehicle dealers.

(5) Education programs and the test required in subsection (1) of this section may be provided by accredited educational institutions, private vocational schools, correspondence schools or trade associations if the education programs and test have been approved by the advisory committee established under ORS 802.370 (Advisory committee on vehicle dealer regulation) as required in subsection (4) of this section. [1999 c.277 §2; 2001 c.727 §1; 2003 c.179 §1; 2003 c.655 §127; 2005 c.654 §§32,33; 2007 c.370 §1]