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 Indiana.

State Auction License Required: Yes.

State License Required for Online-Only Auctions: No.

Minimum Age: 18

School/ Apprenticeship Required: Yes.

Bonding/Insurance Required: Payment to Recovery Fund (amount varies)

Licensing Period: Four years, expires February 28th on even years

Continuing Education: Yes, 16 hours every four years.

Fees: Exam $35, License $70, Renewal $70

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

State Auctioneers Association:

State Real Estate Contact:

State Agency Contact:

Indiana Auctioneer Commission

402 W. Washington Street, Room W 072

Indianapolis, IN 46204

(317) 234-3009

*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.