The Antique Auctioneer Training Course is a comprehensive program designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the field of antique auctions. This course provides aspiring auctioneers with a solid foundation in auction theory, practical techniques, legal considerations, and business management aspects. At Western College of Auctioneering, our antique and estate auctioneer school is taught by world champion auctioneers and industry leaders who know and understand the estate auction industry, inside and out.

Course Objectives

Understand the Fundamentals of Estate Auctions

– Explore the history and evolution of estate auctions.
– Learn about the roles and responsibilities of an estate auctioneer.
– Gain insight into the legal and ethical considerations surrounding estate auctions.
– Estate auction terminology

Develop Estate Auctioneering Skills

– Master effective communication techniques for engaging bidders and creating excitement.
– Learn the art of persuasive auctioneering and effective bid calling.
– Acquire the ability to accurately assess and appraise estate items.

Comprehensive Auction Planning and Execution

– Understand the key elements of auction planning, including cataloging, marketing, and advertising.
– Learn how to conduct pre-auction inspections and manage bidder registration.
– Explore strategies for conducting live and online estate auctions.
– Effective  estate auction bid calling

Legal and Regulatory Compliance

– Familiarize yourself with laws and regulations pertaining to estate auctions.
– Learn about licensing requirements, permits, and documentation necessary for conducting auctions.
– Understand the importance of adhering to ethical standards and consumer protection laws.
– Estate auction contracts

Business Management and Marketing

– Gain insights into establishing and managing an auctioneering business, like how to market yourself as an estate auctioneer
– Develop effective marketing strategies to attract consignors and bidders.
– Learn about financial management, budgeting, and record-keeping practices specific to estate auctions.
– Current market trends
– Sale day operations

Auction Technology and Online Platforms

– Explore the use of auction technology and online platforms for estate auctions.
– Understand the benefits and challenges of conducting online auctions.
– Learn how to leverage digital tools for efficient cataloging, bidding, and post-auction processes.

Course Delivery

The Estate Auctioneer Training Course is typically conducted over a span of several weeks, combining theoretical knowledge with practical hands-on training. The course employs a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, interactive discussions, case studies, and live demonstrations. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in simulated auctions to practice their skills under the guidance of experienced instructors. Additionally, guest speakers from the auction industry may be invited to share their insights and experiences.


Upon successful completion of the training course, participants will receive a certification as Estate Auctioneers, recognizing their proficiency in auctioneering skills, knowledge of legal and regulatory aspects, and competence in conducting estate auctions. This certification enhances credibility and serves as a valuable asset for career advancement in the auction industry. Upon completion of our estate auction school, you will have a full understanding of how to conduct, manage and sell all niches of antique and estate auctions.

The Estate Auctioneer Training Course provides aspiring auctioneers with a comprehensive education and practical experience necessary to excel in the field of estate auctions. By combining theoretical knowledge with hands-on training, this course equips participants with the essential skills in auctioneering, business management, and legal compliance. If you have a passion for auctions and a desire to succeed in the estate auction industry, this training course is an excellent investment in your professional development

Specializing as an antique auctioneer can be a very rewarding career in the auction, antique and liquidation industries.

At Western College of Auctioneering, our antique and estate auctioneer school is taught by world champion auctioneers and industry leaders who know and understand the antique and estate auction industry, inside and out.

Upon completion of our antique and estate auction school, you will have a full understanding of how to conduct, manage and sell all niches of antique and estate auctions. Our antique auctioneer training specifically covers the following areas of antique and estate auctions:

So, are you ready to start your Antique Auctioneer career?

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