State Seal of Vermont

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 Vermont.

State Auction License Required: Yes.

License Required for Online-Only Auctions: No.

Minimum Age: 18 years old.

School Apprenticeship Required: Yes.

Bonding/ Insurance: No.

License Period: Two years.

Continuing Education Required: No.

Fees: Application $100.

Reciprocity: N/A.

State Real Estate Contact: www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/profession/real-estate-commission.aspx 

State Agency Contact:

Vermont Office of Professional Regulation

128 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05633

802.828.2363

www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/profession/auctioneers.aspx

*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.