Automotive sales businesses are responsible for the conduct of the salespeople they employ (Consumer Protection Act, formerly the Fair Trading Act, section 166).


Employer responsibilities:

  • By law, all salespeople must be “Registered” by AMVIC.
  • Salespeople cannot legally solicit, negotiate, or conclude any consumer transaction until they receive their AMVIC registration.
  • Apply for a new salesperson registration

Ensure new salespeople use the online portal to enroll in the MANDATORY Salesperson Fair Trading Act Course right away:

  • Salespeople must successfully complete their application within 30 days, including successfully passing the course, before their registration will be issued.
  • Access the online salesperson course

Authorize a new salesperson to conduct transactions on behalf of the business:

Do not allow an unregistered salesperson to solicit, negotiate or conclude sales:

  • An unregistered salesperson can be charged with an offence under the Consumer Protection Act (formerly the Fair Trading Act).
  • The business can be charged for allowing an unregistered salesperson to conduct transactions.
  • AMVIC sends salesperson expiration notices to employers via email when a salesperson has failed to renew on time.

Terminate a salesperson’s authorization when they resign or are dismissed:

  • The business is responsible to inform AMVIC when a salesperson should no longer be “linked” to the business.