State Seal of Louisiana

In the United States, auctions are regulated on a state by state basis. The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) is a general “code of commerce” which serves as the basis for auction law and has been drafted, by many states, into their license law. Auctioneers in states that do not have a license law are required to follow UCC guidelines (Louisiana by analogy).


Auction School: Western College of Auctioneering is an approved auction school in the State of Louisiana.

State Auction License Required: Yes.

State License Required for Online-Only Auctions: Yes, except for “eBay-style” timed online auctions.

Minimum Age: 18 

School/ Apprenticeship Required: Yes

Bonding/ Insurance: $10,000

Licensing Period: Annually, expires December 31st

Continuing Education Required: No

Fees: License $300

Reciprocity: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV

State Auctioneers Association:

State Real Estate Contact:

State Agency Contact:

Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board

11736 Newcastle Ave., Bldg. 2, Ste. C

Baton Rouge, LA 70816

(225) 295-8420

*Courtesy in part of: The National Auctioneers Association

Auctioneer License Requirements by State

In the United States, auctioneer license requirements vary from state to state. Please visit our Auctioneer License Requirements by State page for additional licensing laws and auction resources for each state.