Know someone who should join VIADA/NIADA? Print out a membership application and ask them to join.
Current membership dues for each membership type is $395 ($315 VIADA; $60 NIADA; $20 District).
VIADA provides benefits and services to members they are not always able to find on their own. With VIADA, the dealer has educational and networking opportunities through our schools, workshops, town hall/district meetings, and annual convention and trade show.
Whether it’s creating an environment for sharing ideas, or serving as a place to come to for solutions to problems that arise, VIADA is the only organization in Virginia whose primary purpose is the welfare and success of the independent dealer.
CONVENTION & EXPO – VIADA’s Annual Convention and Expo is a two day conference that provides many educational topics from government reports and compliance/regulatory updates to “around-the-table conversations” with dealers throughout the state.
DEALER DAY – For those who can’t attend the convention, a one day “Dealer Day”, typically held in the Spring, offers topics from as many as 8-12 speakers on relevant, important education on compliance, sales, finance, best practices and much more! This day will benefit employees as well as dealers, large or small. Watch the VIADA website, email blasts and Facebook for more information.
DEALER-OPERATOR COURSE – The path to a Dealer-Operator license begins with a required two-day course of study held each month at various locations in Virginia with the curriculum and instruction provided by VIADA. The course takes the attendee from establishing the dealership under local zoning and Dealer Board requirements, through the sales process with its multitude of forms, laws and regulations, to a sampling of opening and operating expenses, and ending with a discussion on ethics. The course is open to all existing dealers and their employees.
DISTRICT MEETINGS – Meet fellow dealer-operators, associate members and other vendors who can provide the latest products and services, speakers to keep you on the cutting edge of your industry, and get answers to questions. Share what is happening near you as you enjoy a terrific meal at your local district meeting. Visit our events calendar to track your meeting dates. You will also usually receive a postcard announcement as well as an email and the notice is always posted on Facebook as well.
RECERTIFICATION (Online or in a classroom) – Effective January 1, 2011, all independent Dealer-Operators need to recertify every three years. VIADA offers both online and classroom continuing education courses to meet the recertification requirements. These courses will focus on recently enacted laws and regulations as well as current dealership practices. A certificate, suitable for framing, will be awarded at the conclusion of both the online and classroom courses. VIADA will notify the MVDB when you have successfully completed the recertification process. Visit www.vadealerrecertification.com.
Contributions, gifts or dues to Virginia Independent Automobile Dealers Association are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes but may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. A portion of dues, however, is not deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense to the extent that the Virginia Independent Automobile Dealers Association engages in lobbying. The non-deductible portion of dues for 2018 is 8%.