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 Illinois.
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: No
Licensing Period: Two years, expires December 31 on even years
Continuing Education: Yes, 12 hours every two years
Fees: License $100, Exam fees may apply
Reciprocity: AL, AR, FL, IN, MA, MS, OH, TN, TX, WI
State Auctioneers Association: www.illinoisauctioneers.org
State Real Estate Contact: www.idfpr.com/DRE.asp
State Agency Contact:
Illinois Auction Advisory Board
320 West Washington St., 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
Are you interested in attending an auctioneer school? Please use the following resources to learn more about auction school and the auctioneering industry. Or, learn more about our Entry Level or our Advanced Level auctioneering courses.
*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.