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Auctioneer Requirement Information by State

License and Schooling requirements for Auctioneers vary by state. While Continental Auctioneers School is an approved Auctioneer School in most states, there are some states in which we are still working towards approval. Please be sure to review the state requirements listed below, and check with your state auctioneer board if you have any additional questions.

StateLicense RequiredCAS Approved
AlabamaYes and apprenticeshipNo (pursuing approval)
AlaskaNoYes
ArizonaNo – check with county, some require permitYes
ArkansasYesYes
CaliforniaNo – check with county, some require permitYes
ColoradoNo – check with county, some require permitYes
ConnecticutNo – check with county, some require permitYes
DelawareNo – check with county, some require permit. Resident auctioneers are required to have a state business license.Yes
FloridaYesYes
GeorgiaYesNo (Pursuing approval)
HawaiiNo – check with county, some require permitYes
IdahoNo – check with county, some require permitYes
IllinoisYesYes
IndianaYesYes
IowaNo – check with county, some require permitYes
KansasNo – check with county, some require permitYes
KentuckyYesNo
LouisianaYesYes
MaineYesYes
MarylandNo – check with county, some require permitYes
MassachusettsYesYes
MinnesotaNo – $1,000 Surety Bond, License by CountyYes
MichiganNo – check with county, some require permitYes
MississippiYesYes
MissouriYesYes
MontanaNo – check with county, some require permitYes
NebraskaNo – certain types (auto) may, check with countyYes
NevadaNo – check with county, Clark County DOESYes
New HampshireYesYes
New JerseyNo – check with county, some require permitYes
New MexicoNo – check with county, some require permitYes
New YorkNo – check with county, some require permitYes
North CarolinaYesNo (Pursuing approval)
North DakotaYesYes (Live class only, pursuing approval for Online Class)
OhioYesNo
OklahomaNo – check with county, some require permitYes
OregonNo – check with county, some require permitYes
PennsylvaniaYesNo (Pursuing approval)
Rhode IslandNo – check with county, some require permitYes
South CarolinaYesNo (Pursuing approval)
South DakotaNo – certain types (auto, livestock) may, check with countyYes
TennesseeYesNo (Approved for CE Only)
TexasYesYes (Live and Online Both Approved)- Live must be 80 hour license prep course
UtahNo – check with county, some require permitYes
VermontYesYes
VirginiaYesYes
WashingtonYesYes
West VirginiaYesYes
WisconsinYesYes
WyomingNo – check with county, some require permitYes