I used to be licensed. How do I reinstate my licence?

You will need to complete a reinstatement form and may have to meet other requirements.

For example, if you are re-entering the industry and took the course before 2016 or it’s been more than 3 years since you worked, then you must retake the course, as well as any applicable Continuing Education (CE) modules.

If the student took the course after 2016, and has not done the code of conduct module, they must do the Code of Conduct (COC) module as well.

VSA reserves the right to adjust this time frame as required and with notice to the industry.

Please contact Salesperson Licensing with any further questions, at 604-575-7256 or licensing@mvsabc.com

Is there a Medical Leave Policy?

Yes. If you are taking leave from work for documented medical reasons you may be eligible to delay the annual renewal of your licence. Medical leave is outlined in the Medical Leave Policy 0 kB . Contact Salesperson Licensing at 604-575-7256 or licensing@mvsabc.com

What do I need to do if I leave the industry?

The Salesperson Licensing Regulation requires that you surrender your licence when you stop acting as a salesperson.

What if I was licensed in another province?

The VSA complies with the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA) which replaced the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) in 2013.

If you are licensed in good standing with the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC), the Vehicle Sales Authority (VSA) will recognize you, once you have submitted a completed application form, paid the required fees and submit to a criminal record and background check to confirm your good standing. Once your VSA licence 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.

What does it cost to get licensed?

Salesperson Licensing Fee Schedule


$45      Non-refundable application
$150    Annual licence fee  

$195   Total for first time applications

Plus Salesperson Licensing Course fees of:

$420   Self study online course fee