Mastery Exam Administration Regulations
Dealerships around the state are in jeopardy of being fined, having their license revoked, and/or facing criminal charges for failure to properly follow the guidelines for administering the Mastery Exam. The Exam Administrator should never give the sales applicant the "code" for the exam. And assisting the applicant by providing answers, or allowing others to provide answers is also a violation.
The applicant must read the below rules before taking the exam.
1) This examination is computerized and must be taken "online." (Note: If an applicant desires to take the examination as a paper test, he or she must submit a written request to the attention of the Executive Secretary of the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board, detailing the exact reasons why the applicant is unable to take the online examination. The Executive Secretary will grant the request only upon a showing of good cause.)
2) The examination must be administered either by a dealership licensed in Colorado or by a Motor-Vehicle-Dealer-Board-approved third-party administrator. Approved third-party administrators are: the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), the Colorado Independent Automobile Dealers Association (CIADA), the Powersports Dealers Association of Colorado (PDAC), and Colorado Automobile/Powersports Support Services (CAPSS). (Note: If an applicant desires to take the examination at the offices of the Auto Industry Division, he or she must submit a written request to the attention of the Executive Secretary of the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board, detailing the exact reasons why the applicant is unable to take the examination administered by either a dealership or by an approved third-party administrator. The Executive Secretary will grant the request only upon a showing of good cause.)
3) The Auto Industry Division will issue to an administering dealership or approved third-party administrator a password to enable the applicant to access the online examination at the examination location under the supervision of the dealership or approved third-party administrator.
4) The applicant must complete the actual examination without the assistance of any other person.
5) The applicant will have a maximum of ninety (90) minutes to complete the examination. The examination will "time-out" at the end of the allowed time.
6) This is an open book examination and a passing score of eighty-five percent (85%) is required.
7) The applicant must answer all sixty (60) questions to complete the examination.
8) Prior to submitting the examination for scoring, the applicant may, within the ninety (90) minutes allotted for the test, go back to review any question or to make a change to any answer.
9) THE NUMBER OF TIMES IN A CALENDAR DAY THAT AN APPLICANT CAN TAKE THE EXAMINATION IS TWO (2).
IF YOU EXCEED THE 2x PER DAY LIMIT, YOUR THIRD (3) TEST (OR MORE) WILL BE INVALIDATED.
10) As soon as the applicant hits the submit button at the end the examination, the computer will grade the examination and show the resulting score. The computer will not show the specific questions that the applicant missed.
11) If the applicant receives a passing score, he or she must sign and submit an "Examination Affidavit." The person who actually administered the passing-score examination, whether an individual at a dealership or an individual associated with an approved third-party administrator, must also sign the Examination Affidavit. (Note: the Examination Affidavit is a Department of Revenue form, DR2097. The Examination Affidavit is part of the license application requirement and this signed form, filled out completely, must be submitted as part of the overall application.)
After taking the exam, the applicant must sign an Affidavit (DR 2097) stating:
I, ______________________________, Declare each of the following, under penalty of perjury in the second degree: (Print full legal name as shown on ID) 1. I have successfully completed the online Auto Industry Mastery Examination testing my knowledge of the provisions of the Motor Vehicle/Powersports Industry Laws and Regulations at the Dealership, or at the Approved Providers location. 2. I did not request or permit any other person on my behalf, to assist, participate in taking the Mastery Examination, nor receive answers to any questions on the Mastery Examination. 3. I successfully completed the online mastery exam on ________________________ Date(s) 4. I have complied with all relevant provisions of Motor Vehicle Dealer Board regulations 12-6-104(3)(j) and 12- 6-108(1)(c).
The administrator must then fill out his/her portion of the affidavit (DR 2027) stating:
I, ______________________________, Declare each of the following, under penalty of perjury in the second degree: (Print full legal name as shown on ID) 1. I am authorized under the Motor Vehicle/Powersports Industry Laws and Regulations to act as an Examination Administrator for the Auto Industry Mastery Examination; 2. I have administered the Mastery Examination at the Dealership or Approved Providers location to the applicant named below without assistance from myself or any other person; and did not provide the Applicant with answers to any questions on the Mastery Examination. 3. I have complied with all relevant provisions of Motor Vehicle Dealer Board regulations 12-6-104(3)(j) and 12- 6-108(1)(c).
CIADA and CAPSS have combined to offer in-person classes to prepare the applicant for the exam. The exam is then administered at the completion of the class. Classes are offered in Montrose (970-209-7499) or in Lakewood (303-239-8000). If distance is a problem, CAPSS does offer an on-line, on-demand study course to prepare the applicant for taking the exam:
Mastery Exam Seminar
. After studying on-line, the applicant can take the exam at the dealership, at CAPSS (in Montrose) or at CIADA (in Lakewood).