Applicants who possess the ability and desire to learn the skills and information offered in this course will be accepted.  A high school diploma is not required. Applicants are required to be 18 years of age, however exceptions may apply.

This course is offered in a hybrid format with both live and online instruction and is geared towards individuals new to the auction industry. The curriculum is designed to meet most state licensing requirements.  Visit our resource tab to view specific state licensing information.

Course Tuition

Option A: $2,095
85-hours of curriculum designed to meet state licensing requirements, except for Ohio and Pennsylvania. Tuition includes instructional materials and supplies.

Option B: $2,695 
4 additional hours of in-person individual and small group bid call training during the live course. Tuition includes the 85-hour pre-licensing curriculum (Option A).

Option C: $3,195 
3 additional one-on-one remote sessions with an instructor to practice bid calling. Sessions will be scheduled after the live course concludes. Tuition includes the 85-hour pre-licensing curriculum (Option A) and the 4 additional hours of in-person bid call training (Option B).

Refresher Course: $250
The refresher course is open to previous 85-Hour Pre-Licensing students only. Refresher students participate in option A.


A minimum deposit of $500 USD is required to reserve a seat in the course and begin the online training. The remaining balance will be due on the first day of the onsite course.

Daily Class Schedule

The onsite course is a four-day class from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on preselected dates.  The online component of this course is offered on demand for students to complete at their own pace. A portion of the online content will be required to be completed before the live course begins.

Student Policies

  • Bid Calling
  • Auction Technology
  • Laws & Licensing
  • Auction Advertising
  • Professionalism & Ethics
  • Clerking & Cashiering
  • Auction Contracts
  • Commercial Real Estate Auctions
  • Land & Agricultural Real Estate Auctions
  • Residential Real Estate Auctions
  • Automobile Auctions
  • Heavy Equipment Auctions
  • Purebred Livestock Auctions
  • Salebarn Livestock Auctions
  • Farm & Ranch Auctions
  • Online Auctions
  • Charity & Fundraising Auctions
  • Art & Gallery Auctions
  • Business Liquidation & Government Auctions
  • Consignment Auctions
  • Ringwork Techniques
  • Voice Care
  • Appraisals
  • Antique & Estate Auctions
  • Public Speaking & Body Language
  • Uniform Commercial Code & Bulk Transfer
  • Sound Management

Upcoming Sessions for this Course

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85-Hour Pre-Licensing – June ’24

85-Hour Pre-Licensing – June ’24

Best Western GranTree Inn
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June Bid Calling Seminar

June Bid Calling Seminar

Best Western GranTree Inn
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85-Hour Pre-Licensing – October ’24

85-Hour Pre-Licensing – October ’24

Best Western GranTree Inn
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