How to Guide: Apply as an Auctioneer Company

How to Apply

  • Licensure requires completing an application, get it signed and notarized, and pay the required fee.  
  • Renewal is completed online and is required by September 30th of even numbered years. Late renewal period is Oct. 1-Dec. 31st of even numbered years.

Select your application type to view instructions on how to apply: 

Auctioneer Company Licensure

Auctioneer Company Reinstatement

Auctioneer School Licensure

Auctioneer School Reinstatement

Exempt Auction Company Checklist

Auctioneer Company Renewal

After you Apply – What to Expect

  • Processing Time – Applications are generally processed within 15 business days of receipt, excluding weekends and holidays. Applications are individually evaluated by the Board in order of date received, and processing times can vary based on individual circumstances and volume. 
    • If you receive a deficiency letter, your 15 day count restarts when the Board receives your correct and complete documentation.
    • Please Note – Incomplete applications may be withdrawn if noted deficiencies are not satisfied within 60 days of said notification. If your application is withdrawn, you will be required to restart the application process to be considered for licensure, to include submission of all required documents and fees. 
    • Completed applications will be initially reviewed by Board staff and may be reviewed by the Board at an upcoming Board Meeting. Applications must be complete and received at least 15 days prior to a Board Meeting to be added to that meeting’s agenda. Otherwise, the application will be reviewed at the next Board meeting.
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  • Keep Your Contact Info Up to Date
    • Be sure the email address you include for yourself on your application is correct and current. Email is the primary means of communication used by the Board.  
    • Additionally, it is important for applicants/licensees to update their email address with the Board just as they would update their physical and mailing addresses.
  • Wait For It
    • You may not legally perform services until you hold an active license. 
    • Staff will communicate with you regarding the status of your application.

Veterans Preference

Veterans, military service members, transitioning service members and military spouses of the armed forces of the United States, including the National Guard, may be eligible for exam point credits and/or expedited application processes. Download program information>>

  • If you are claiming Veteran’s Preference Points, you must enclose a copy of your DD-214 form, showing that you served during a period of conflict or war for a minimum of 90 days. Contact the VA to request make a DD-214 Request >>

Fees

Penalty for unlicensed practice

$250

Initial certification application

$200

Auctioneer Recovery Fund Fee (Required with initial application, payable to "Recovery Fund")

$150

Renewal

$150

Late Renewal

$250

Reinstatement

$400

Verification of Licensure

$35

Decorative wall certificate

$50

Duplicate license

$25

Processing Fees - Effective 3/15/2022

  • Online processing fee: $5.00
  • Mail-In processing fee: $10.00

Auctioneer Company Licensure

If you have never been licensed before and have completed the requirements including passing your exam, apply for licensure by examination.

Auctioneer Company Reinstatement

If you have never been licensed before and have completed the requirements including passing your exam, apply for licensure by examination.

Auctioneer School Licensure

If you have never been licensed before and have completed the requirements including passing your exam, apply for licensure by examination.

Auctioneer School Reinstatement

If you have previously held this license and it has been expired for more than 2 years, you must re-take the exam and upon passing the exam, submit a reinstatement application and fee.

Exempt Auction Company Checklist

If you have never been licensed before and have completed the requirements including passing your exam, apply for licensure by examination.

Auctioneer Company Renewal

If you hold this license and need to renew in order to keep your license up to date, apply for licensure renewal before February 28th of even numbered years to avoid late fees. The late renewal period is March 1 - March 31.

How to File

To file online:

Once your checklist is completed, please create an account and upload all documents through the online portal

To file by mail:

Once your checklist is completed, please mail all documents to:

Georgia Auctioneers Commission
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217

Please note, endorsement applications must be submitted by paper only.

 

Contact

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Related Resources

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