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: http://www.indianaauctioneers.org
State Real Estate Contact: https://www.in.gov/pla/real.htm
State Agency Contact:
Indiana Auctioneer Commission
402 W. Washington Street, Room W 072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
*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.