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 $125, Exam $75, License $150

Reciprocity: AL, AR, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MA, MS, NH, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, WI. Special conditions apply for FL, LA, MA, NH, TX, WI

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.