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 Texas.
State Auction License Required: Yes, additionally some counties and municipalities may require a permit or licensing.
State License Required for Online-Only Auctions: No
Minimum Age: 18
School/Apprenticeship Required: Yes
Bonding/ Insurance: $50 to Recovery Fund
License Period: One year
Continuing Education Required: Six hours annually
Fees: Application/License $100
Reciprocity: AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MS, NC, OH, SC, TN, VA, WV, WI
State Auctioneers Association: www.texasauctioneers.org
State Real Estate Contact: www.trec.state.tx.us
State Agency Contact:
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Austin, TX 78701
*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.