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 North Carolina.

State Auction License Required: Yes, additionally some counties and municipalities may require a permit or licensing.

State License Required for Online-Only Auctions: Yes

Minimum Age: 18

School/Apprenticeship Required: Yes

Bonding/ Insurance: Yes, $50 to Recovery fund

Licensing Period: Annually, expires June 30th

Continuing Education Required: Yes, four hours annually

Fees: Application $50, Exam $50, License $150

Reciprocity: AL, AR, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MA, MS, NH, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, WI. Special conditions apple for FL, LA, MA, NH, TX, WI; contact NCALB for complete details.

State Auctioneers Association:

State Real Estate Contact:

State Agency Contact:

North Carolina Auctioneer Licensing Board

108 Ber Creek Drive

Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526


*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.