Auction Schools

So, you want to be an Auctioneer?
Whether your state requires licensing or not, attending a school should be the second step, as I would recommend spending some time working with an auctioneer, as the first step to see if this is really the profession you may want to pursue.

This page is only intended to provide a list of the various auction schools available and is not considered an endorsement of any school listed.

That being said, I do not encourage those hoping to take short-cuts through online courses or purchasing CDs or similar home and correspondent courses that proclaim to teach you how to be an auctioneer. After all that you “learn,” after a brief period you’ll probably only learn that you still don’t have the basic knowledge and skills to actually get into this business. Keep in mind, you get what you pay for, so why waste your time and money?

There is absolutely no substitute for the professional training you receive in attending a qualified school, as well as the feedback and personal attention you will receive to help you with many different aspects, in addition to learning how to bid-call. Even at the end of the typical 80-hour course, you’ve only received the basics and then the real education begins, as you will also find that there is a whole lot more to the world of business. By the same token, there’s a whole lot more to this profession than jabbering in front of a crowd and NO, you’re not likely to find a “job” calling bids for another auction company… you may want to refer back to the first paragraph about pursuing this profession.

BEFORE selecting an Auction School
Be sure to check your State Laws prior to any decision to enroll in any auction school, as many states with licensing requirements may also require attending specific schools to meet their state licensing requirements.


Please contact us if you operate an auction school not listed or need to have information updated or if you wish to be removed from this list and I will update the information after verifying the information.



Alabama

Jacksonville State University
JSU McClellan Center
100 Gamecock Dr
Anniston, AL 36205
800-634-7199
www.jsu.edu/conted/CoursesPrograms/AuctioneerSchool.html
Note: This program may not be currently active or very limited. Contact them by phone for schedule.

Arizona

Auctioneers & Appraisers Academy
951 W Watkins
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
602-252-4842 – 800-801-8880
www.auctionandappraise.com/auction-appraisal-academy.html
Note: (Dec 2011) Website indicates classes are PENDING APPROVAL of Dept of Education.

California

World Champion College of Auctioneering
4900 California Ave, Tower B-210
Bakersfield, CA 93309
877-654-4628
www.championbidcalling.com
Note: Advanced Bid Calling Training. Course not designed for learning the auction profession or meeting state licensing requirements.

Colorado

World Wide College of Auctioneering
Denver Auction School
800-423-5242
www.worldwidecollegeofauctioneering.com
Note: This school is based in Iowa. One class held in Denver, Colorado each year.

Florida

Florida Auctioneer Academy
670 W Montrose St
Clermont, FL 34711
407-886-4900 * 800-422-9155
www.floridaauctioneeracademy.com

Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus
School of Community Education & Professional Development
11011 SW 104 Street
Miami, FL 33176-3393
305-237-2482
www.mdc.edu/ce/kendall/
Note: Click “Certifications, Careers, CEUs” menu button on website to find class listings for Auctioneer.

Georgia

Atlanta Academy of Auctioneers
229 W Crogan St
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
770-331-9180
www.atlantaacademyofauctioneers.com

North Georgia School of Auctioneering
PO Box 3025
Rome, GA 30165
404-368-0683
www.charliegayauctions.com

Indiana

Reppert’s Auction School
6851 Madison Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46227
317-300-1075
www.reppertschool.com

Iowa

Continental Auctioneers School
Ames, IA
507-625-5595
www.auctioneerschool.com
Note: This school is based in Minnesota. See website for Iowa class schedules.

World Wide College of Auctioneering
PO Box 949
Mason City, IA 50402-0949
641-423-5242 * 800-423-5242
www.worldwidecollegeofauctioneering.com

Kentucky

Kentucky Auction Academy
2435 Fitzgerald Industrial Dr
Bowling Green, KY 42104
270-780-9513
www.kentuckyauctionacademy.com

Louisiana

Burk Baker School – Auctioneering Program
2834 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., #B14
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
225-293-6000 * 800-222-3295
www.burkbaker.com/our-courses/Auctioneering

Massachusetts

International Auction School
241 Greenfield Road (Route 5)
South Deerfield, MA 01373
413-665-2877
www.douglasauctioneers.com/index.php?id=4

Minnesota

Continental Auctioneers School
PO Box 346
Mankato, MN 56002-0346
507-625-5595
www.auctioneerschool.com

Missouri

Missouri Auction School
www.auctionschool.com
Note: Classes are held in various locations around St Louis. Check website for current location & schedule.

Montana

Western College of Auctioneering
PO Box 50310
Billings, MT 59105
406-252-7066
www.auctionschools.com

North Carolina

Carolina Auction Academy
102 Parkway
Locust, NC 28097
704-991-0142
www.stanly.edu/continuing-education/carolina-auction-academy

Mendenhall School of Auctioneering
6729 Auction Rd
High Point, NC 27263
336-887-1165 * 888-833-0316
www.mendenhallschool.com

Ohio

The Ohio Auction School
4949 Hendron Rd
Groveport, OH 43125
614-836-2754 * 800-947-9118
www.theohioauctionschool.com

Walton School of Auctioneering
3860 Paradise Road
Medina, Ohio 44256
800-369-2818
www.waltonauctionsite.com/auctionschool/auctionschool.html

Warren County Career Center
3535 N State Rt 48
Lebanon, OH 45036
513-932-8145 ext. 4012
www.mywccc.org/AuctioneerProgram.aspx

Pennsylvania

Clarion University
1801 W 1st St
Oil City, PA 16301
814-676-6591 * 877-836-2646
www.clarion.edu/appliedtech-auctioneering
Note: This is a 240-hour Associate Degree program in Auctioneering.

Harrisburg Area Community College
1 HACC Dr
Harrisburg, PA 17110-2903
717-780-2300
www.hacc.edu/Academics/CoursesAndPrograms/Courses-and-Programs-Details.cfm?prn=0100

Reading Area Community College
PO Box 1706
Reading, PA 19602
610-372-4721
www.racc.edu/CommunityEd/auctioneering.aspx

South Carolina

Midlands Technical College
Center for Special Programs and Community Education
PO Box 2408
Columbia, SC 29202
803-738-1400
www.mtctraining.com/careers/auct.htm

Southeastern School of Auctioneering
315 Eastview Rd
Pelzer, SC 29669
864-947-2000
www.ssauctioneering.info

Tennessee

Nashville Auction School
112 W Lauderdale St
Tullahoma, TN 37388
800-543-7061
www.learntoauction.com

Texas

McLennan Community College
1400 College
Waco, TX 76708
254-299-8888
www.mclennan.edu/departments/conted/cortraining/academy.html

Texas Auction Academy
PO Box 803503
Dallas, TX 75380-3503
972-387-4200
texasauctionacademy.com

Texas State Technical College
650 E Highway 80
Abilene, TX 79601
325-734-3684
Note: While this college is on the approved list for some states, it appears they no longer offer auctioneer classes.

Virginia

Bernie Pleasants School of Auctioneering
715 Breezy Point Rd
Mineral, VA 23117
540-872-4339
www.pleasants.auctioninsights.com
Note: (Dec 2011) Schedule does not indicate active classes being scheduled.

East Coast School of Auctioneering
PO Box 524
Bracey, VA 23919
434-636-2616
Note: Approved by some states, but does not have a website.


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