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 not currently an approved auction school in the State of Georgia.
State Auction License Required: Yes.
State License Required for Online-Only Auctions: No.
Minimum Age: 18
School/ Apprenticeship Required: Yes
Bonding/Insurance Required: $150 to recovery Fund
Licensing Period: Two years, expires February 28th on even years
Continuing Education: Yes, 8 hours every two years
Fees: Exam ($70), Application ($200) Renewal ($150)
Reciprocity: The Georgia commission does not maintain an official list but looks at individual states’ requirements when making a decision on reciprocity. Application required.
State Auctioneers Association: http://www.georgiaauctioneers.org
State Real Estate Contact: http://www.grec.state.ga.us
State Agency Contact:
Georgia Auctioneers Commission
214 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
*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.