Criteria for Eligibility:
Any equipment dealer affiliated with a CORE-eligible Manufacturer can become an approved CORE Dealer. Manufacturers can also fill the role of a Dealer for their own equipment.

Steps for Participating in the CORE Project:
Each staff member at a dealership interested in participating in the CORE Project must individually complete the following steps outlined below:

  1. The dealership must sell CARB-approved equipment featured in the Eligible Equipment Catalog.
  2. Take the CORE Dealer Training Quiz with a passing score of 100%. Prospective Dealers have multiple attempts to pass the quiz based on Attachment D comprehension. You may retake the quiz by clearing your browser’s cache and cookies.
  3. Provide the required documents to COREDealerTraining@CaliforniaCORE.org:
    • Dealer Registration Form along with the Dealer Terms & Conditions (Formulario de Registro De Distribuidor)
    • Complete and sign a Department of the Treasury IRS W-9 Form
    • Provide a letter from the Manufacturer(s) authorizing you to sell eligible equipment.*
  4. Prospective Dealers must attend one Mandatory Dealer Information Session, which is scheduled on a bi-weekly basis. Attendance will confirm prospective Dealers’ comprehension of CORE Project rules and requirements and will give them the opportunity to clarify concerns regarding the Voucher Processing Center (VPC). Dealers that have completed the preliminary steps will be emailed registration links for upcoming sessions. After attendance confirmation, individualized VPC credentials will be issued to the Dealer on file.

*Dealers can use any form of a letter from OEMs, including a PDF of email correspondence with the manufacturer stating that the specific dealership is authorized to sell approved equipment from the Eligible Equipment Catalog. Manufacturers acting as Dealers are exempt from submitting this letter of authorization.

For additional assistance, contact a CORE Project Administrator at COREDealerTraining@CaliforniaCORE.org.