The Auctioneers Board regulates individuals and firms that conduct auctions. The Board is composed of three licensed auctioneers and two citizen members.
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Individuals | Firms | Education Providers
Applicants must read and understand the Auctioneers Board Regulations (PDF).
DPOR Boards only accept the most recent versions of the applications provided below. DPOR Boards are not responsible for processing delays associated with forms that do not conform to this requirement. Need help opening, viewing or printing? Troubleshooting resources available here.
Application fees are not refundable.
The Virginia Regulatory Town Hall provides access to the board's meeting schedule, agendas, and past meeting minutes.
Visit the Town Hall: http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/L/viewboard.cfm?boardid=5&display=meetings
Pre-License Education | Examination | Continuing Education
To qualify to sit for the exam, applicants first must successfully complete a course of study at a Board-approved school of auctioneering.
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Section 54.1-603.1 requires licensees to complete six hours of continuing education as a prerequisite to license renewal or reinstatement. Continuing Education courses completed by an auctioneer pursuant to a requirement of the Certified Auctioneer's Institute (CAI), or participation in the educational programs sponsored by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) or Virginia Auctioneers Association (VAA), are allowed for credit.Virginia Auctioneers AssociationIn Virginia: (888) 878-0601Outside Virginia: (919) firstname.lastname@example.orgNational Auctioneers Association and Certified Auctioneer Institute(913) email@example.com
In order to receive credit for courses not offered by the CAI, NAA, or VAA, the course must be on the list of Board-Approved Continuing Education Courses (PDF), with an approval date prior to the date the course was taken.
Visit the Board Newsletters page and choose the "Auction Digest" tab to view issues.
You may reach the Board office by phone at 804-367-8506 (Licensing Section) or 804-367-8514 (Board Office), by FAX at (866) 465-6206, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, if you have information that you would like to mail to the Board, please send it to:
Auctioneers BoardDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400Richmond, VA 23233
No. The Board members do not work in the Board office. They come into the Board offices for Board meetings and hearings, but are not here on a daily basis.
Board office staff members can answer your questions and are trained to process all information that comes into the Board office. Please do not contact Board members directly.
Yes. Regulation 18 VAC 25-21-40 outlines the conditions under which an individual currently licensed in another jurisdiction may obtain a Virginia license. Refer also to the list of States with Approved Reciprocal Agreements (PDF).
Complete the Certification Request Form and mail it with a check for $35.00 made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia. Please specify whether the certification should be sent to you or directly to the other state board.
Send in the renewal fee, make checks payable to the Treasurer of Virginia, and include your certificate number on your check. Please complete a Name/Address Change Form if you have moved or changed your name. Mail this information to:Auctioneers BoardDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400Richmond, VA 23233
No. The Board's regulations allow a 30-day grace period in which a license may be renewed without penalty (therefore, your payment is actually 31 days late). Staff cannot waive the fee. Board regulations state that if the requirements for renewal, including receipt of the fee by the board, are not complete within 30 days of the expiration date, a reinstatement fee is required.
Yes. Board regulations state that failure to receive the renewal notice does not relieve the certificate holder of the obligation to renew.
The date the application or renewal was received in the agency determines whether it is on time, not the postmark date. If the renewal fee is received after the due date, you will be required to pay the reinstatement fee.
Complete, print, sign, and submit a Name/Address Change Form to the Board office. All address changes must be received by the Board in writing. When providing a post office box as the mailing address, it must be accompanied by the physical address.
Kathleen (Kate) R. Nosbisch
Board members are appointed by the Governor. To learn more about the gubernatorial appointment process, visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website.
DPOR stands ready to assist veterans and active-duty military personnel as they maintain or transition to civilian careers requiring professional credentials.
Active-duty military personnel and their spouses having served outside the U.S., as well as certain diplomatic service members and veterans, may be eligible to receive up to a five-year extension for meeting license renewal requirements (pursuant to Section 54.1-117 of the Code of Virginia).
Spouses of active-duty military personnel assigned to a duty station in Virginia are eligible for expedited processing using the Military Spouse Expedited License Application (PDF). A temporary, non-renewable six-month license for certain military spouses licensed in another state who need more time to meet Virginia-specific requirements may also be an option.
For honorably discharged veterans, “substantially equivalent” military training, education, or experience may be credited toward certain license requirements (pursuant to Section 54.1-118).In addition, the Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs may reimburse veterans for the cost of license or certification exams. See the VA Pamphlet 22-02-1 for more information.
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