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 Virginia.

State Auction License Required: Yes.

State License Required for Online-Only Auctions: No.

Minimum Age: 18 years old.

School/Apprenticeship Required: Yes.

Bonding/ Insurance: $10,000.

Licensing Period: 24 months from the last day of the month in which the license is issued.

Continuing Education Required: Yes, six hours per renewal period.

Fees: Exam $40, License $25, Renewal $55.

Reciprocity: AL, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MS, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, WV

State Auctioneers Association:

State Real Estate Contact:

State Agency Contact:

Virginia Auctioneers Board

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 102

Richmond, Virginia 23233


*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.