Welcome to NALLOA Online

The National Auctioneer License Law Officials Association, or as it is more commonly known, NALLOA, has been in existence for almost 40 years.

Our organization serves as a forum of licensing board members and associate members, who communicate, endorse reciprocity and promote the common good in regulating the auction profession.

We constantly look for ways to improve reciprocity and make it easier to obtain and maintain a license in this manner.

Learn More About NALLOA »

Welcome to NALLOA Online

The National Auctioneer License Law Officials Association, or as it is more commonly known, NALLOA, has been in existence for almost 40 years.

Our organization serves as a forum of licensing board members and associate members, who communicate, endorse reciprocity and promote the common good in regulating the auction profession.

We constantly look for ways to improve reciprocity and make it easier to obtain and maintain a license in this manner.

Learn More About NALLOA »

Member State Requirements

Note: Explanation of Third Party Reciprocity – Third Party Reciprocity means that you do not have to reside in the state where you are presently licensed in order to get a reciprocal license in another state.

Alabama

BOARD CONTACT PERSON: Keith E. Warren, Executive Director– Hope Childers, Administrator

BOARD’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 334-420-7235

CONTACT PERSON’S E-MAIL ADDRESS: keith@alstateboard.com or hope@alstateboard.com

BOARD’S E-MAIL: auctioneers@warrenandco.com

BOARD’S WEBSITE:http://www.auctioneer.state.al.us

IS AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS AN APPRENTICE LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS PRE-LICENSING EDUCATION REQUIRED: Yes if apprentice serves only one year apprenticeship, and No if the apprentice serves a two year apprenticeship

IS A WRITTEN EXAMINATION REQUIRED: Yes
(No exam is required if license is being obtained through reciprocity however there are time limits on licensure for some states)

HOW OFTEN ARE EXAMINATIONS OFFERED: Monthly

IS THERE A CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, AND IF SO, WHAT? Yes, 6 hours every odd numbered year. Licensees 65 years and older are exempt.

IS THIRD PARTY RECIPROCITY ALLOWED: Yes, the Board no longer has a residency requirement.

WHEN DO LICENSES EXPIRE: September 30th annually (for reciprocal licenses only)

APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TIME FROM RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND FULLY COMPLETED FORMS UNTIL ISSUANCE OF RECIPROCAL LICENSE: 2-3 weeks

DOES ALABAMA REQUIRE BOTH A REAL ESTATE LICENSE AND AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE TO SELL REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION: Yes

DOES YOUR STATE REQUIRE AN AUCTION FIRM LICENSE: No Yes

WITH WHAT STATES DOES ALABAMA HAVE RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS: AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MS, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN. TX, VA, WV
DOES STATE SALES TAX APPLY TO AUCTIONS IN YOUR STATE: Contact Board office for this information contact the Alabama Dept. of Revenue-Sales, Use & Business Tax Division @ 334-242-1490

Arkansas

BOARD CONTACT PERSON: Kristy Arnold

BOARD’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 501-682-1156

CONTACT PERSON’S E-MAIL ADDRESS: kristy.arnold@arkansas.gov

BOARD’S E-MAIL:kristy.arnold@arkansas.gov

BOARD’S WEBSITE: http://www.aralb.com

IS AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS AN APPRENTICE LICENSE REQUIRED: No

IS PRE-LICENSING EDUCATION REQUIRED: No

IS A WRITTEN EXAMINATION REQUIRED: Yes
(No exam is required if license is being obtained through reciprocity)

HOW OFTEN ARE EXAMINATIONS OFFERED: 4 times annually

IS THERE A CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, AND IF SO, WHAT? Yes, 6 hours per year

IS THIRD PARTY RECIPROCITY ALLOWED: No

WHEN DO LICENSES EXPIRE: June 30th each annually

(for reciprocal licenses only) APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TIME FROM RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND FULLY COMPLETED FORMS UNTIL ISSUANCE OF RECIPROCAL LICENSE: minimum of 8 weeks due to background checks

DOES ARKANSAS REQUIRE BOTH A REAL ESTATE LICENSE AND AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE TO SELL REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION: Yes

DOES YOUR STATE REQUIRE AN AUCTION FIRM LICENSE? No

WITH WHAT STATES DOES ARKANSAS HAVE RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS: AL, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MS, NC, OH, TN, TX, WI

DOES STATE SALES TAX APPLY TO AUCTIONS IN YOUR STATE: Contact Board office for information on this.

Florida

BOARD CONTACT PERSON: Anne Ahrendt

BOARD’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 850-717-1982

CONTACT PERSON’S E-MAIL ADDRESS: anne.ahrendt@myfloridalicense.com

BOARD’S E-MAIL: Same as above

BOARD’S WEBSITE: http://www.myfloridalicense.com

IS AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS AN APPRENTICE LICENSE REQUIRED: No, if classroom instruction has been completed by the licensee.

IS PRE-LICENSING EDUCATION REQUIRED: Yes, 80 hours of instruction from an approved auction school.

IS A WRITTEN EXAMINATION REQUIRED: Yes for initial license unless qualified for reciprocity or endorsement
(No exam is required if license is being obtained through reciprocity)

HOW OFTEN ARE EXAMINATIONS OFFERED: Daily

IS THERE A CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, AND IF SO, WHAT? No

IS THIRD PARTY RECIPROCITY ALLOWED: Yes

WHEN DO LICENSES EXPIRE: November 30th of odd numbered years (for reciprocal licenses only)

APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TIME FROM RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND FULLY COMPLETED FORMS UNTIL ISSUANCE OF RECIPROCAL LICENSE: 4 weeks

DOES FLORIDA REQUIRE BOTH A REAL ESTATE LICENSE AND AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE TO SELL REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION: No. Only a broker’s license is required. A licensed broker is defined in Section 475.00(1)(a). Florida Statutes do not require an auctioneer license to sell real estate at auction.

DOES YOUR STATE REQUIRE AN AUCTION FIRM LICENSE? Yes

WITH WHAT STATES DOES FLORIDA HAVE RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS: AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MS, NH, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, WI

DOES STATE SALES TAX APPLY TO AUCTIONS IN YOUR STATE: Contact Florida Department of Revenue – Welcome to the Florida Department of Revenue web site.

Illinois

BOARD CONTACT PERSON: Susan Sigourney

BOARD’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 217-785-9640 or 217-782-3414

CONTACT PERSON’S E-MAIL ADDRESS: susan.sigourney@illinois.gov

BOARD’S E-MAIL: no e-mail

BOARD’S WEBSITE: http://www.idfpr.com/profs/auctioneers.asp

IS AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS AN APPRENTICE LICENSE REQUIRED: N/A

IS PRE-LICENSING EDUCATION REQUIRED: No

IS A WRITTEN EXAMINATION REQUIRED: Yes
(No exam is required if license is being obtained through reciprocity)

HOW OFTEN ARE EXAMINATIONS OFFERED: Weekly, Monday through Friday

IS THERE A CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, AND IF SO, WHAT? Yes, 12 hours every two years, but the auctioneer is exempt from CE if it is his or her first renewal.

IS THIRD PARTY RECIPROCITY ALLOWED: Yes, but you still must be licensed in a state with which Illinois has a reciprocal agreement. However, you do not need to reside in that state.

WHEN DO LICENSES EXPIRE: December 31, 2014, and then every two years thereafter on December 31 in the even numbered years.

(For reciprocal licenses only) APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TIME FROM RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND FULLY COMPLETED FORMS UNTIL ISSUANCE OF RECIPROCAL LICENSE: 4-6 weeks

DOES ILLINOIS REQUIRE BOTH A REAL ESTATE LICENSE AND AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE TO SELL REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION: To sell “real” property in Illinois, you must have an IL real estate license (there are auctioneers who were grandfathered when the law passed, therefore they can auction “real” property at auction without a real estate license. Their auction license numbers begin with “440”. This grandfather opportunity was over 6-30-2000. No one can obtain a license with”440″ now. An auctioneer will be able to obtain a real estate auction certification by successfully completing a 30 hour course. The auctioneer’s role will be limited to establishing the time, place, and method of the real estate auction, placing advertisements regarding the auction, crying, or calling the auction

DOES YOUR STATE REQUIRE AN AUCTION FIRM LICENSE: Yes, for Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships

WITH WHAT STATES DOES ILLINOIS HAVE RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS: AL, AR, FL, IN, MA, MS, OH, TN, TX, WI

DOES STATE SALES TAX APPLY TO AUCTIONS IN YOUR STATE: Contact Illinois Department of Revenue, www.revenue.state.il.us for information on this?

Louisiana

BOARD CONTACT PERSON: Sandy Edmonds

BOARD’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 225-295-8420

CONTACT PERSON’S E-MAIL ADDRESS Sandy@lalb.org

BOARD’S E-MAIL: admin@lalb.org

BOARD’S WEBSITE: http://www.lalb.org

IS AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS AN APPRENTICE LICENSE REQUIRED: No

IS PRE-LICENSING EDUCATION REQUIRED: Yes. Approved auction school or apprenticeship

IS A WRITTEN EXAMINATION REQUIRED: Yes
(No exam is required if license is being obtained through reciprocity)

HOW OFTEN ARE EXAMINATIONS OFFERED: Examinations are scheduled as needed based on submitted applications.

IS THERE A CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, AND IF SO, WHAT? No

IS THIRD PARTY RECIPROCITY ALLOWED: No

WHEN DO LICENSES EXPIRE: December 31st annually

(for reciprocal licenses only) APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TIME FROM RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND FULLY COMPLETED FORMS UNTIL ISSUANCE OF RECIPROCAL LICENSE: All applications go before the board for approval at a regularly scheduled board meeting. The board meets every other month. A temporary license may be issued when a license is needed prior to the next scheduled meeting.

DOES LOUISIANA REQUIRE BOTH A REAL ESTATE LICENSE AND AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE TO SELL REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION: No, however, we recommend a licensed realtor be involved in the process.

DOES YOUR STATE REQUIRE AN AUCTION FIRM LICENSE: Yes. However, Louisiana residents and Arkansas, South Carolina and Texas reciprocal licensees are exempt.

WITH WHAT STATES DOES LOUISIANA HAVE RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV

DOES STATE SALES TAX APPLY TO AUCTIONS IN YOUR STATE: Contact the Louisiana Department of Revenue.

Maine

BOARD CONTACT PERSON: Deborah A. Fales, Office Specialist I, Licensing & Renewals

BOARD’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 207-624-8521

CONTACT PERSON’S E-MAIL ADDRESS: deborah.a.fales@maine.gov

BOARD’S E-MAIL: www.maine.gov/professionallicensing

BOARD’S WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/professionallicensing

IS AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS AN APPRENTICE LICENSE REQUIRED: No

IS PRE-LICENSING EDUCATION REQUIRED: No

IS A WRITTEN EXAMINATION REQUIRED: Yes

HOW OFTEN ARE EXAMINATIONS OFFERED: At least 4 times per year.

IS THERE A CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, AND IF SO, WHAT? No

IS THIRD PARTY RECIPROCITY ALLOWED: No.  No reciprocity at all

WHEN DO LICENSES EXPIRE: March 31st of each year

(for reciprocal licenses only) APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TIME FROM RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND FULLY COMPLETED FORMS UNTIL ISSUANCE OF RECIPROCAL LICENSE: N/A

DOES MAINE REQUIRE BOTH A REAL ESTATE LICENSE AND AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE TO SELL REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION: If an auctioneer engages in real estate brokerage, the auctioneer must be licensed under Chapter 114 as a real estate licensee, except that a real estate license is not required if the auctioneer is hired to call bids on real estate being sold at an auction and the auctioneer does not prepare contracts or otherwise control the actual sale or take custody of any part of the purchase price

DOES YOUR STATE REQUIRE AN AUCTION FIRM LICENSE? No

WITH WHAT STATES DOES MAINE HAVE RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS: N/A

DOES STATE SALES TAX APPLY TO AUCTIONS IN YOUR STATE: Contact Board office for information on this.

Mississippi

BOARD CONTACT PERSON: Kam Remsen

BOARD’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 601-364-2384

CONTACT PERSON’S E-MAIL ADDRESS: msauctioneercommission@gmail.com

BOARD’S E-MAIL: same as above

BOARD’S WEBSITE: http://auctioneers.ms.gov

IS AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS AN APPRENTICE LICENSE REQUIRED: No

IS PRE-LICENSING EDUCATION REQUIRED: Yes, 85 hours at a Commission approved school

IS A WRITTEN EXAMINATION REQUIRED: Yes
(No exam is required if license is being obtained through reciprocity)

HOW OFTEN ARE EXAMINATIONS OFFERED: 6 times per year

IS THERE A CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, AND IF SO, WHAT? No

IS THIRD PARTY RECIPROCITY ALLOWED: No

WHEN DO LICENSES EXPIRE: March 1st of every odd numbered year

(for reciprocal licenses only) APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TIME FROM RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND FULLY COMPLETED FORMS UNTIL ISSUANCE OF RECIPROCAL LICENSE: 30 days

DOES MISSISSIPPI REQUIRE BOTH A REAL ESTATE LICENSE AND AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE TO SELL REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION: Yes, he must have both an auctioneer license and either a real estate broker or salesman license

DOES YOUR STATE REQUIRE AN AUCTION FIRM LICENSE? Yes. All out of state auction companies doing business in this state must have a firm license. The principal for the firm license must be president, vice president, or CEO of the auction company and be a licensed auctioneer in Mississippi.

WITH WHAT STATES DOES MISSISSIPPI HAVE RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS: AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, MA, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX

DOES STATE SALES TAX APPLY TO AUCTIONS IN YOUR STATE: Contact Board office for information on this.

New Hampshire

BOARD CONTACT PERSON: Kaley Dion

BOARD’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 603-271-3242

CONTACT PERSON’S E-MAIL ADDRESS: Kaley.dion@SOS.nh.gov

BOARD’S E-MAIL: Same as above

BOARD’S WEBSITE: http://www.sos.nh.gov.auctioneers.aspx

IS AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS AN APPRENTICE LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS PRE-LICENSING EDUCATION REQUIRED: Yes

IS A WRITTEN EXAMINATION REQUIRED: Yes
(No exam is required if license is being obtained through reciprocity)

HOW OFTEN ARE EXAMINATIONS OFFERED: 4 times annually

IS THERE A CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, AND IF SO, WHAT? No

IS THIRD PARTY RECIPROCITY ALLOWED: No

WHEN DO LICENSES EXPIRE: Two years from that date of approval.

(for reciprocal licenses only) APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TIME FROM RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND FULLY COMPLETED FORMS UNTIL ISSUANCE OF RECIPROCAL LICENSE: Usually 2-6 weeks

DOES NEW HAMPSHIRE REQUIRE BOTH A REAL ESTATE LICENSE AND AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE TO SELL REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION: No

DOES YOUR STATE REQUIRE AN AUCTION FIRM LICENSE? No

WITH WHAT STATES DOES NEW HAMPSHIRE HAVE RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS: FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MA, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, WV

DOES STATE SALES TAX APPLY TO AUCTIONS IN YOUR STATE: Contact Board office for information on this.

North Carolina

BOARD CONTACT PERSON: Charles Diehl, Executive Director

BOARD’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 919-567-2844

BOARD’S WEBSITE: http://www.ncalb.org

CONTACT PERSON’S E-MAIL ADDRESS: cdiehl@ncalb.org

IS AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS AN APPRENTICE LICENSE REQUIRED: Only if person does not go to auction school

IS PRE-LICENSING EDUCATION REQUIRED: Only if person does not serve a 2 year apprenticeship

IS A WRITTEN EXAMINATION REQUIRED: Yes
(No exam is required if license is being obtained through reciprocity)

HOW OFTEN ARE EXAMINATIONS OFFERED: Six (6) times annually.

IS THERE A CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, AND IF SO, WHAT? Yes, 4 hours per year

IS THIRD PARTY RECIPROCITY ALLOWED: No

WHEN DO LICENSES EXPIRE: June 30th of each year

APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TIME FROM RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND FULLY COMPLETED FORMS UNTIL ISSUANCE OF RECIPROCAL LICENSE: Approximately one month. This really depends on when the application is received. We have deadline dates and all applications must go before the board for approval. Once approved the license is issued

DOES NORTH CAROLINA REQUIRE BOTH A REAL ESTATE LICENSE AND AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE TO SELL REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION: Yes, but there are other optional scenario

DOES YOUR STATE REQUIRE AN AUCTION FIRM LICENSE? Yes

WITH WHAT STATES DOES NORTH CAROLINA HAVE RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS: 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 and WI (see back page for these conditions

DOES STATE SALES TAX APPLY TO AUCTIONS IN YOUR STATE: Contact Board office for information on this.
Special conditions applied to reciprocal agreements with FL, LA, MA, NH, TX and WI by North Carolina Law
FL-Reciprocal applicants must be licensed as an auctioneer in good standing in Florida and must reside in Florida. If licensed as a Florida auctioneer by apprenticeship, they must be licensed as a Florida auctioneer for at least one year in good standing and must reside in Florida.
LA-Reciprocal applicants from Louisiana who received their license by attending an auction school must be licensed as an auctioneer in good standing in Louisiana and must reside in Louisiana. Reciprocal applicants from Louisiana who received their auctioneer license by completing an apprenticeship must have been licensed for the previous one year as an auctioneer in good standing in Louisiana and must reside in Louisiana.
MA-Reciprocal applicants who received their auctioneer license by attending a non-accredited auction school must be licensed for the previous two years as an auctioneer in good standing in Massachusetts and must reside in Massachusetts, and must successfully complete the North Carolina auctioneer examination. Reciprocal applicants from Massachusetts who received their auctioneer license by being granted the grandfather provision in 1986 must be licensed for the previous two years as an auctioneer in good standing in Massachusetts and must reside in Massachusetts and must successfully complete the North Carolina auctioneer examination. Reciprocal applicants from Massachusetts who received their auctioneer license by attending an accredited auction school must be licensed as an auctioneer in good standing in Massachusetts and must reside in Massachusetts and must successfully complete the North Carolina auctioneer examination
NH-Reciprocal applicants from New Hampshire who received their license by attending an approved auction school must be licensed as an auctioneer in good standing in New Hampshire and must reside in New Hampshire. Reciprocal applicants who received their license by serving a six month apprenticeship must be licensed for a previous one and one half years as an auctioneer in good standing in New Hampshire and must reside in New Hampshire.
TX- Reciprocal applicants from Texas must have been licensed for the previous two years as an auctioneer in good standing in Texas and must reside in Texas.
WI- Reciprocal applicants from Wisconsin must have been licensed for the previous two years as an auctioneer in good standing in Wisconsin and must reside in Wisconsin.

Ohio

BOARD CONTACT PERSON: Donna Potter

BOARD’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 614-728-6240

CONTACT PERSON’S E-MAIL ADDRESS: dpotter@agri.ohio.gov

BOARD’S WEBSITE: http://www.agri.ohio.gov/auction

BOARD’S E-MAIL: auctioneer@agri.ohio.gov

IS AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS AN APPRENTICE LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS PRE-LICENSING EDUCATION REQUIRED: Must attend approved auction school before application for apprentice license is made

IS A WRITTEN EXAMINATION REQUIRED: Yes
(No exam is required if license is being obtained through reciprocity)

HOW OFTEN ARE EXAMINATIONS OFFERED: Auctioneer exam-4 times annually and Apprentice and Firm Manager exam-monthly

IS THERE A CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, AND IF SO, WHAT? No

IS THIRD PARTY RECIPROCITY ALLOWED: Yes

WHEN DO LICENSES EXPIRE: Annually on June 30th. Auctioneer licensees with last names beginning with A-K and X-Z renew in Odd numbered years and names beginning with K-W renew in even numbered years. Apprentice and Auction Firm licenses renew annually.

(for reciprocal licenses only) APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TIME FROM RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND FULLY COMPLETED FORMS UNTIL ISSUANCE OF RECIPROCAL LICENSE: Generally within 72 hours upon receipt of a completed application; however the statute permits 30 days for processing. Keep in mind you must have license in hand prior to any advertisement being run.

DOES OHIO REQUIRE BOTH A REAL ESTATE LICENSE AND AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE TO SELL REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION: Yes

DOES YOUR STATE REQUIRE AN AUCTION FIRM LICENSE? Yes, a separate license is required if you are a corporation, LLC, partnership or association.  There are two business types available: Auctioneer license for corporation LLC, partnership or association, or an Auction Firm License

WITH WHAT STATES DOES OHIO HAVE RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS: AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MS, NC, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV

DOES STATE SALES TAX APPLY TO AUCTIONS IN YOUR STATE: Contact Ohio Department of Taxation at 614-466-4810

Pennsylvania

BOARD CONTACT PERSON: Terrie Kocher, Board Administrator

BOARD TELEPHOINE NUMBER-717-783-3397

CONTACT PERSON’S E-MAIL ADDRESS: st-auctioneer@pa.gov

BOARD’S E-MAIL: st-auctioneer@pa.gov

BOARD’S WEBSITE: http://www.dos.state.pa.us/auct

IS AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS AN APPRENTICE LICENSE REQUIRED: Please refer to Section 3.(e)(1)(3) of the  Auctioneer Licensing and Trading Assistant Registration Act, Act 88 of 2016–Section 3.(e) Auctioneer license–To qualify for an auctioneer license, an individual must have passed the prescribed examination after: (1) serving an apprenticeship as a licensed apprentice auctioneer for a period of not less than two years in the employ of a qualified auctioneer and participating  for compensation in no less than 30 auctions, including auctions under the supervision of a substitute qualified sponsor, without limitation as to the method of conducting the auctions, which may include online auctions (2) successfully completing a prescribed course of study in auctioneering at a Group A auction school (3) successfully completing a prescribed course of study in auctioneering at  Group B auction school and serving an apprenticeship as a licensed apprentice auctioneer for a period of not less than one year in the employ of a qualified sponsor and participating for compensation in no less than 15 auctions, which may include auctions under the supervision of a substitute qualified sponsor, without limitation as to the format of the auctions, which may include online auctions.

IS PRE-LICENSING EDUCATION REQUIRED: Please refer to Section 3.(e)(2)and (3) of the  Auctioneer Licensing and Trading Assistant Registration Act, Act 88 of 2016–Section 3.(e) Auctioneer license–to qualify for an auctioneer license, and individual must have passed the prescribed examination after:  (1)  serving an apprenticeship as a licensed apprentice auctioneer for a period of not less than two years in the employ of a qualified auctioneer and participating  for compensation in no less than 30 auctions, including auctions under the supervision of a substitute qualified sponsor, without limitation as to the method of conducting the auctions, which may include online auctions (2) successfully completing a prescribed course of study in auctioneering at a Group A auction school (3) successfully completing a prescribed course of study in auctioneering at  Group B auction school and serving an apprenticeship as a licensed apprentice auctioneer for a period of not less than one year in the employ of a qualified sponsor and participating for compensation in no less than 15 auctions, which may include auctions under the supervision of a substitute qualified sponsor, without limitation as to the format of the auctions, which may include online auctions.

IS A WRITTEN EXAMINATION REQUIRED: Please refer to Section 3.(e) of the Auctioneer Licensing and Trading Assistant Registration Act, Act 88 of 2016.

HOW OFTEN ARE EXAMINATIONS OFFERED: Daily

IS THERE A CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, AND IF SO,WHAT? No

IS THIRD PARTY RECIPROCITY ALLOWED: Please refer to Section 12.(a)(1)(2)(3)(a.1) of the Auctioneer Licensing and Trading Assistant Registration Act, Act 88 of 2016–(a) General rule—A person who is licensed in good standing as an auctioneer, apprentice auctioneer, or auction company in another state may, on application to the board, be granted licensure as an auctioneer, apprentice auctioneer or auction company in this Commonwealth upon the payment by the applicant of the  proper application fee and the filing with the board of a properly certified copy of the license issued to the applicant tby the applicant’s current licensing state, provided that: (1) The requirements for licensure in the applicant’s current licensing state are, in the determination of the board, commensurate with the requirements for licensure in this Commonwealth; (2) The licensing laws of the applicant’s current licensing state extend to licensees of this Commonwealth the same reciprocal rights and privileges in that state without the necessity of the licensees in this Commonwealth to obtain additional or further licenses or authority from any political subdivision of that state; and    (3) The applicant satisfies all other requirements of licensees and applicants for licensure in this Commonwealth, including the requirement to furnish a bond.   (a.1) Review by board.—Each application for licensure by reciprocity shall be reviewed by the board  and shall be determined by a vote of the board.

WHEN DO LICENSES EXPIRE: February 28th of odd numbered years

(for reciprocal licenses only) APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TIME FROM RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND FULLY COMPLETED FORMS UNTIL ISSUANCE OF RECIPROCAL LICENSE: 3-4 weeks

DOES PENNSYLVANIA REQUIRE BOTH A REAL ESTATE LICENSE AND AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE TO SELL REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION: No

DOES YOUR STATE REQUIRE AN AUCTION FIRM LICENSE?  Please refer to Section 3.(e.1(1) and Section 5.(b.1) of the Auctioneer Licensing and Trading Assistant Act, Act 88 of 2016

Section 3.(e.1)(1)  Auction company license—(1) Every legally recognized entity shall, before operating as an auction company, obtain an auction company license issued by the board,

Section 5.(b.1)  Application for an auction company license—Every legally recognized entity seeking an auction company license shall file with the board an application in writing on forms provided by the board which shall contain such information as to the applicant and as to the members or officers of the applicant, as the board shall require.  Each application shall identify an auctioneer-of-record.  On the filing of an application, the board may refuse to license the applicant to operate an auction company on the basis of materially untrue allegations in the application.

Auction house license-Every person, except an individual who is licensed as an auctioneer, shall, before operating an auction house.  Every partnership, association or corporation must obtain a license even though a member or officer is licensed as an auctioneer.

Auction company license-Every person, except an individual who is licensed as an auctioneer or an individual who is licensed to operate an auction house, shall, before operating an auction company, obtain a license from the board to operate the auction company.  Every partnership, association or corporation must obtain a license even though a member or officer is licensed as an auctioneer.

WITH WHAT STATES DOES PENNSYLVANIA HAVE RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS:  Please refer to Section 12.(a)(1)(2)(3)(a.1) of the Auctioneer Licensing and Trading Assistant Registration Act, Act 88 of 2016—-(a) General rule—A person who is licensed in good standing as an auctioneer, apprentice auctioneer, or auction company in another state may, on application to the board, be granted licensure as an auctioneer, apprentice auctioneer or auction company in this Commonwealth upon the payment by the applicant of the  proper application fee and the filing with the board of a properly certified copy of the license issued to the applicant by the applicant’s current licensing state, provided that: (1) The requirements for licensure in the applicant’s current licensing state are, in the determination of the board, commensurate with the requirements for licensure in this Commonwealth; (2) The licensing laws of the applicant’s current licensing state extend to licensees of this Commonwealth the same reciprocal rights and privileges in that state without the necessity of the licensees in this Commonwealth to obtain additional or further licenses or authority from any political subdivision of that state; and    (3) The applicant satisfies all other requirements of licensees and applicants for licensure in this Commonwealth, including the requirement to furnish a bond.   (a.1) Review by board.—Each application for licensure by reciprocity shall be reviewed by the board  and shall be determined by a vote of the board.

DOES STATE SALES TAX APPLY TO AUCTIONS IN YOUR STATE: yes

South Carolina

BOARD CONTACT PERSON: Amy Holleman

BOARD’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 803-896-4670

CONTACT PERSON’S E-MAIL ADDRESS: amy.holleman@llr.sc.gov

BOARD’S E-MAIL: auctioneers@llr.sc.gov

BOARD’S WEBSITE: http://www.llr.state.us.pol/auctioneers

IS AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS AN APPRENTICE LICENSE REQUIRED: Optional-in lieu of auctioneering school

IS PRE-LICENSING EDUCATION REQUIRED: Optional-in lieu of serving an apprenticeship

IS A WRITTEN EXAMINATION REQUIRED: Yes
(No exam is required if license is being obtained through reciprocity)

HOW OFTEN ARE EXAMINATIONS OFFERED: Quarterly

IS THERE A CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, AND IF SO, WHAT? Yes, 8 hours every two years

IS THIRD PARTY RECIPROCITY ALLOWED: Yes

WHEN DO LICENSES EXPIRE: Auctioneer and auction firm licenses expire June 30th of odd years (2017, 2019, etc.) Apprentice Auctioneer licenses expire annually on June 30th.

(for reciprocal licenses only) APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TIME FROM RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND FULLY COMPLETED FORMS UNTIL ISSUANCE OF RECIPROCAL LICENSE 7-14 days

DOES SOUTH CAROLINA REQUIRE BOTH A REAL ESTATE LICENSE AND AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE TO SELL REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION: a licensed auctioneer may call a real estate auction without a real estate license if a real estate broker is engaged to handle the real estate transaction. If the auctioneer does not have a real estate license, his duties must be limited to calling the bids.

DOES YOUR STATE REQUIRE AN AUCTION FIRM LICENSE Yes, an auction firm license is required for business entities

WITH WHAT STATES DOES SOUTH CAROLINA HAVE RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS: AL, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MS, NC, OH, PA, TN, TX, VA, WV

DOES STATE SALES TAX APPLY TO AUCTIONS IN YOUR STATE: Contact the South Carolina Department of Revenue for information on this

Tennessee

BOARD CONTACT PERSON: Roxana Gumucio

BOARD’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 615-741-1310

CONTACT PERSON’S E-MAIL ADDRESS: Roxana.Gumucio@tn.gov or Gloria.Lye@tn.go

BOARD’S E-MAIL: ce.auctioneer@tn.gov

BOARD’S WEBSITE: http://www.tn.gov/commerce/section regulatory-boards

IS AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS AN APPRENTICE LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS PRE-LICENSING EDUCATION REQUIRED: Yes

IS A WRITTEN EXAMINATION REQUIRED: Yes
(No exam is required if license is being obtained through reciprocity)

HOW OFTEN ARE EXAMINATIONS OFFERED: 5 days per week

IS THERE A CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, AND IF SO, WHAT? 6 hours each renewal (2 years)

IS THIRD PARTY RECIPROCITY ALLOWED: No

WHEN DO LICENSES EXPIRE: every 2 years from date of issue

(for reciprocal licenses only) APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TIME FROM RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND FULLY COMPLETED FORMS UNTIL ISSUANCE OF RECIPROCAL LICENSE: Approximately 10 business days.

DOES TENNESSEE REQUIRE BOTH A REAL ESTATE LICENSE AND AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE TO SELL REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION: Yes

DOES YOUR STATE REQUIRE AN AUCTION FIRM LICENSE? Yes

WITH WHAT STATES DOES TENNESSEE HAVE RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS: AL, AR, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MS, NC, OH, PA, SC, TX, VA, WV, WI.

DOES STATE SALES TAX APPLY TO AUCTIONS IN YOUR STATE: See FAQ’s at board’s website, www.tn.gov/commerce/boards/auction, or contact the Tennessee Department of Revenue’s website at www.tn.gov/revenue/tntaxes/salesanduse

Texas

BOARD CONTACT PERSON: Della Lindquist

BOARD’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 800-803-9202

CONTACT PERSON’S E-MAIL ADDRESS: Della.lindquist@tdlr.texas.gov

BOARD’S E-MAIL: auctioneers@tdlr.texas.gov

BOARD’S WEBSITE: http://www/license.state.tx.us

IS AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS AN APPRENTICE LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes . Effective 09/01/2015, via House Bill 2481, the Associate Auctioneer program is back at TDLR. It is virtually the same as it was pre 2013 when it was taken out during that legislative session.

IS PRE-LICENSING EDUCATION REQUIRED: Yes

IS A WRITTEN EXAMINATION REQUIRED: Yes
(No exam is required if license is being obtained through reciprocity)

HOW OFTEN ARE EXAMINATIONS OFFERED: Daily

IS THERE A CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, AND IF SO, WHAT? As of January 1, 2006 6 hours will be required

IS THIRD PARTY RECIPROCITY ALLOWED: No

WHEN DO LICENSES EXPIRE: Annually

(for reciprocal licenses only) APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TIME FROM RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND FULLY COMPLETED FORMS UNTIL ISSUANCE OF RECIPROCAL LICENSE: 7-10 days

DOES TEXAS REQUIRE BOTH A REAL ESTATE LICENSE AND AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE TO SELL REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION: No real estate license is required to “auction” the property, but to “sell” it (filling out forms, etc.) a real estate license is required

DOES YOUR STATE REQUIRE AN AUCTION FIRM LICENSE? No
WITH WHAT STATES DOES TEXAS HAVE RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS: AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA,

MS, NC, OH, SC, TN, VA, WV, WI

DOES STATE SALES TAX APPLY TO AUCTIONS IN YOUR STATE: Contact Board office for information on this.

Virginia

BOARD CONTACT PERSON: Marian Brooks

BOARD’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 804-367-8506

CONTACT PERSON’S E-MAIL ADDRESS: auctioneers@dpor.virginia.gov

BOARD’S E-MAIL: Same as above

BOARD’S WEBSITE: http://dpor.virginia.gov

IS AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS AN APPRENTICE LICENSE REQUIRED: No

IS PRE-LICENSING EDUCATION REQUIRED: Yes

IS A WRITTEN EXAMINATION REQUIRED: Yes
(No exam is required if license is being obtained through reciprocity)

HOW OFTEN ARE EXAMINATIONS OFFERED: Daily

IS THERE A CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, AND IF SO, WHAT? Six (6) hours of continuing education is required for renewal or reinstatement of a license.

IS THIRD PARTY RECIPROCITY ALLOWED: Yes

WHEN DO LICENSES EXPIRE: 24 months from the last day of the month in which the license was issued

(for reciprocal licenses only) APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TIME FROM RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND FULLY COMPLETED FORMS UNTIL ISSUANCE OF RECIPROCAL LICENSE: If all paperwork is in order, 2 weeks

DOES VIRGINIA REQUIRE BOTH A REAL ESTATE LICENSE AND AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE TO SELL REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION: No, as long as the licensed auctioneer complies with the provisions of Subsection A 8 of Section 54.1-2103 of the Code of Virginia, then a real estate license is not required to sell real estate at auction

DOES YOUR STATE REQUIRE AN AUCTION FIRM LICENSE? Yes

WITH WHAT STATES DOES VIRGINIA HAVE RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS: AL, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MS, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, WV

DOES STATE SALES TAX APPLY TO AUCTIONS IN YOUR STATE: Contact Board office for information on this.

Washington

BOARD CONTACT PERSON: Sondra Ginzales, Program Manager

BOARD’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 360-664-6636

CONTACT PERSON’S E-MAIL ADDRESS:  sgonzles@dol.wa.gov

BOARD’S E-MAIL ADDRESS: plssunit@dol.wa.gov

BOARD’S WEBSITE: http://www.dol.wa.gov

IS AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE REQUIRED: Yes

IS AN APPRENTICE LICENSE REQUIRED: Washington State does not have an apprentice license

IS PRE-LICENSING EDUCATION REQUIRED: There are no educational requirements in Washington State

IS A WRITTEN EXAMINATION REQUIRED: There are no examination requirements in Washington State

HOW OFTEN ARE EXAMINATIONS OFFERED: NA

IS THERE A CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, AND IF SO, WHAT? No

IS THIRD PARTY RECIPROCITY ALLOWED: NA

WHEN DO LICENSES EXPIRE: Annually

(for reciprocal licenses only) APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TIME FROM RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND FULLY COMPLETED FORMS UNTIL ISSUANCE OF RECIPROCAL LICENSE: NA

DOES WASHINGTON REQUIRE BOTH A REAL ESTATE LICENSE AND AN AUCTIONEER LICENSE TO SELL REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION: Yes Auctioneers can auction real estate, however, a licensed real estate person will have to process the paperwork

DOES YOUR STATE REQUIRE AN AUCTION FIRM LICENSE? Yes

WITH WHAT STATES DOES WASHINGTON HAVE RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS: NA

DOES STATE SALES TAX APPLY TO AUCTIONS IN YOUR STATE: Contact WA ST Department of Revenue at http://dor.wa.gov/Content/Home/Default.aspx