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Want to sell cars, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles or mobile homes in Florida? Let us show you what you need to do and how you can become licensed.­ You may take the class online. ­Click here for a list of dealer license classes.

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR FLORIDA INDEPENDENT DEALERS 2020 IS NOW AVAILABLE!

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S. Allen Monello, D.P.A., CPFS

Attention all Florida Independent Dealers! It's time to take your continuing education course and renew your license. Get a jump on it this year so you don't risk waiting too long and allowing your license to expire.

To better motivate you, I have discounted the course by $5.00 to welcome the year 2020! Instead of paying $19.95 for this online course (which is the same price we have been charging for years), you will only pay $14.95 this year. This is my way of saying THANK YOU to all my returning customers and clients, and WELCOME to all new customers and clients!

I hope you find the information useful. As always, I wish every one of you a very successful year. May 2020 be your best year ever. Happy New Year!

To register for the course, click here.


Allen Monello is a founder/owner of the Automotive Industry Center for Excellence, LLC, a company that provides compliance consulting services to auto dealers and lenders. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or by telephone at (727) 623-9075.

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TITLE, REGISTRATION AND COMPLIANCE SEMINARS ARE BEING OFFERED AS WEBINARS

S. Allen Monello, D.P.A.
Managing Member
Automotive Industry Center for Excellence, LLC

ATTENTION:­ DUE TO CONCERNS REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ALL LIVE CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. ONLINE WEBINAR CLASSES ARE NOW SHEDULED. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING AN ONLINE CLASS, PLEASE CALL 866-930-4577 AND LEAVE YOUR NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER AND I WILL GET BACK TO YOU PROMPTLY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.


Not only is this seminar filled with a great deal of information to assist dealers of all types in processing and preparing deals for the tag office, but it's taught from the dealer's perspective and covers related topics such as sales tax, IRS Form 8300 Cash Reporting, Safeguards and Red Flags Rules and other compliance issues. The instructor will ensure each participant leaves the session with a much higher level of knowledge and skill for processing tag and title work, as well as being more familiar with various state and federal regulatory requirements.

The seminar includes instruction on: completing MSOs, title reassignments and the title application; understanding how to properly disclose odometer readings; electronic liens and titles; powers of attorney; title brands; signature and identity requirements; proof of insurance; sales tax on out-of-state sales and other topics. It also will provide practical tips on complying with various federal laws. A manual (on a 4 GB flash drive) is provided and each participant will receive an attractive Certificate of Attendance. This day-long seminar has been approved by the Division of Motorist Services and can be used to fulfill the requirements of continuing education for independent dealers. And, this seminar is endorsed by the Florida Tax Collectors Services Corporation. A representative of the local tax collector's office will be onsite to answer questions.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

S. Allen Monello, D.P.A. is a Managing Member of the Automotive Industry Center for Excellence, LLC (AICE), a regulatory consulting and training firm specializing in the motor vehicle industry.­ Dr. Monello has provided regulatory consulting and training services to franchise, RV, independent and mobile home dealers, as well as finance companies since January 1992.­ Prior to that time, he served as Assistant Director of Florida’s Division of Motorist Services (formerly known as DMV) where he was responsible for overseeing statewide operations staffed by over 600 employees.

Upon leaving DMS he started a title processing and dealer regulatory consulting service. Monello was retained by the Florida Independent Automobile Dealers Association (FIADA) as an independent contractor and served as the association’s Director of Governmental Affairs.­ He left the FIADA to become a Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Smart Choice Automotive Group, a publicly traded company consisting of 26 dealerships, a finance company, and other related companies.­ Afterward, he and retired partner Larry Peters then managed the FIADA under contract for several years.­

Nine years ago, Monello started and managed the Tag Agency of Pinellas, Inc., (a privately owned and operated full-service tag agency under contract with the Pinellas County Tax Collector) for three years.­ TAP, as it is commonly known, provides full title and registration services to dealers, financial institutions and businesses affiliated with the motor vehicle industry; it is not open to the public.­ During this time, Monello gained valuable experience in seeing and understanding the challenges dealers have in preparing and submitting paperwork.

Monello continues to provide compliance consulting and compliance risk assessments to dealers regarding federal and state laws and is also an expert witness on behalf of dealerships involved in litigation.­ He received a Doctor of Public Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he served as an Adjunct Professor for over 30 years.­ He is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family and County Court Mediator. He also holds the certification of AFIP Certified F&I Professional and Consumer Credit Compliance Professional awarded by the National Automotive Finance Association.

Three webinars have been scheduled. Each webinar is divided into three parts and presented over a consecutive three-day period, lasting two and one-half hours per day. The current webinar dates are:

May 19th, 20th and 21st from 9:15AM to 11:45AM (Eastern Time)

June 9th, 10th and 11th from 9:15AM to 11:45AM (Eastern Time)

June 16th, 17th and 18th from 9:15AM to 11:45AM (Central Time)

If you wish to attend one of these three-day webinars, please call­866-930-4577 AND LEAVE YOUR NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER AND I WILL GET BACK TO YOU PROMPTLY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

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Automotive Industry Center for Excellence, LLC (AICE)
1497 Main Street, Suite 344
Dunedin, FL 34698
Phone (727) 623-9075
Registration Line:
1-866-930-4577