Auctioneer Schools

Auction School and Curriculum Information

Every career school or college desiring to operate in this state or do business in this state shall make written application to the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Veterans Education Section at 512-936-3100 or at

Career Schools or colleges having a Certificate of Approval issued by the Texas Workforce Commission may obtain department approval by submitting an Auction School Curriculum Approval Application (33kb PDF) along with the certification and a copy of the program outline/curriculum.

If the school is exempt or is not required to apply with the Texas Workforce Commission, it may submit to the department the Auction School Curriculum Approval Application (33kb PDF) along with documentation stating it is exempt or is not required to be registered and a copy of the 80 hour auction school program/curriculum.

TDLR-Approved Auction School Curriculum
  • Bid Calling, Chant, Rhythm, Speed, Breathing Techniques, Voice Control & Clarity, Numbers: 16 hours
  • Accounting and Mathematics: 8 hours
  • Auctioneering Ethics: 2 hours
  • Handling Sale Proceeds and Escrow Accounts: 2 hours
  • Auction Preparation and Setup: 2 hours
  • Auctioneers Law, Rules and Regulations: 8 hours
  • Clerking and Cashiering: 2 hours
  • Antiques, Farm Auctions and Livestock: 2 hours
  • General Auction Advertising, Radio, Print, etc.: 4 hours
  • Closing Statements and Settlements: 2 hours
  • Drafting and Negotiating Contracts: 2 hours
  • Uniform Commercial Code and UCC1 Search: 2 hours
  • Course Review and Testing: 3 hours
  • Miscellaneous Subjects (Heavy Equipment, Real Estate, Automobile Auctions, Art, Estate Sales, Firearms, Foreclosures and Bankruptcy, Rugs, Ring Work, Field Trips, Jewelry, Consignment Auctions, Student Auctions, Contracts, Public Speaking, How to Get Business, Management, Taxes, Tobacco, Computers, Appraising): 25 hours

Total: 80 hours

Auction Schools Offering the TDLR Approved Curriculum

Gregg School of Auctioneering - out of business but certificates are still acceptable
Plainview, TX

Heritage Auction Auctioneer School
3500 Maple, 1st Floor
Dallas, TX 75219
214-252-4333 Fax 214-443-8407

I.Q. School of Auctioneering - out of business but certificates are still acceptable
Quitman, TX

McLennan Community College Auctioneer Academy
1400 College Drive
Waco, TX 76708
(254) 299-8126

Mendenhall School of Auctioneering
P.O. Box 7344
High Point, NC 27264

Missouri Auction School
1503 Main Street Ste 371
Grandview, MO 64030
(800) 835-1955

Nashville Auction School LLC
112 W Lauderdale St
Tullahoma, TN 37388
(931) 393-4735

The Ohio Auction School
4949 Hendron Road
Groveport, OH 43125
(614) 836-2754

Panola College - out of business but certificates are still acceptable
Center, TX

Reppert School of Auctioneering
6851 Madison Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 300-1075

Texas Auction Academy
PO Box 803503
Dallas, TX 75380-3503
(972) 387-4200

Texas State Technical College-West Texas
(locations are Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood, Sweetwater)
650 East Highway 80
Abilene, TX 79601
(325) 734-3621

Western College of Auctioneering
P.O. Box 50310
Billings, MT 59105
(406) 252-7066

World Wide College of Auctioneering
PO Box 949
Mason City, IA 50402-0949
(641) 423-5242 Fax (641) 423-3067