Auctions are our specialty, training auctioneers is our profession. Auctioneering is one of the greatest professions of our time and the industry continues to grow. Southeastern School of Auctioneering welcomes those who would like to become a professional auctioneer. Most states require a person to attend a certified school of auctioneering in order to obtain their auctioneering license. Students at Southeastern will be able to develop their skills at bid calling, business management, auction law and specific auction field information. 


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Enrollment is limited. Register today!

Classes run eight (8) consecutive days from 8 AM - 9 PM (Georgia students must attend ten (10) days to satisfy their state requirements - call for information)

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Southeastern School of Auctioneering, LLC welcomes anyone who would like to obtain their auctioneers license. Check your state auction licensing board to see if your state requires you to attend an auction school. Southeastern offers the best school for helping persons to build skills necessary to be the “best in the business!”

Our classes run from Saturday to Saturday.  Georgia students will attend 2 extra days.  Students need to pass the school exam with a 75 or better to receive a diploma from the school. Upon successful completion of the course you may be required to take your State Auctioneer’s Exam to become licensed auctioneer in your state.


Much like other conferences attended by millions today, the school is held in a convenient location with restaurants, shopping and hotels nearby. Southeastern School of Auctioneering, LLC is held at at Holiday Express and Suites, 642 Fairview Road, Simpsonville, South Carolina 29680 Call (864) 962-3228 for reservations or directions to the hotel.  Ask about the special room rate for participants attending Southeastern School of Auctioneering. Breakfast is included.
Many of our students prefer the option of staying at the hotel where it is convenient to go from your hotel room to sessions each day. There are other hotels in the area if you would prefer a different hotel, for your convenience we have listed the closest hotels.

Holiday Inn and Suites- Preferred Hotel
642 Fairview Rd
Simpsonville, SC, 29680, US
Phone: (864-962-3228) (ask about the special room rate)

Additional Hotels in the area:

Hampton Inn-(864) 963-9292
Fairfield Inn and Suites-(864) 962-8500


Southeastern School of Auctioneering, LLC provides a week-long schedule Saturday to Saturday, for the convenience of being away from family, friends and work for only that amount of time.  The schedule is rigorous but fun and enjoyable in a great place to meet others that are looking to build careers in the auction industry.  Students will attend three live auctions during the week to hear other auctioneers in the business and be able to have a overview of a variety of auctions. Carolina Auto Auction which is an award winning auto auction, Upstate Livestock Market where the head auctioneer is a two-time Reserve Champion Cattle Auctioneer, and a live student auction where the instructors and students participate and practice their skills of ringman techniques, bid calling, voice control and engaging the auction attendees. Family and Friends are welcome to attend this particular auction!

Exam, graduation and class photo are held on the last Saturday.  Dress clothes (coat and tie are required for men) are worn for the graduation and class photo. All friends and family are invited to attend the graduation.


Lunch and dinner hours are scheduled during the day with breaks during the classes. Simpsonville is an area with many restaurants to give SSA students a variety of restaurants to choose from. Many are within walking distance of the hotel. If you are staying at the Holiday Express and Suites, breakfast is provided free at the hotel each day.

Entrance Requirements:

A high school diploma or its equivalent is recommended to register for the school. The recommended age is 18 but younger students may be accepted if accompanied by an adult or with written permission to the school from a parent or guardian. Being able to complete simple math is recommended to successfully complete the course.

The Southeastern School of Auctioneering complies with all provisions of the Civil Rights Acts. No person will be excluded from participation, denied any benefits or subjected to any form of discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or handicap.


Most state Auctioneer Licensing Commissions required a person to be 18 years are older to sit for the state auctioneers’ exams. Some states require a person to be an apprentice in addition to school and some states do not require an auctioneering school or apprenticeship. Please check with your state Auctioneer Licensing Commissions in order to understand the requirements for the state you would like to obtain and auctioneer license. You should become familiar with your state requirements.


Dress for the classes should be generally informal and comfortable, since you will be in the classroom several hours each day.  When traveling to field trips and student led live auction, closed toe shoes are required.  Dress clothes should be worn for the graduation and class photo (coat and tie are required for men). These photos are provided for publication in the national (NAA) and various association magazines.

Equipment and materials:

Tablet or notepad for taking notes
Laptop (if you have one)
Mouse (may be helpful during the publication session)
Pencils / pens


We expect all students to respect all others, instructors and administrators during their time in the course. Failure to do this will be cause for termination. Students will be terminated when school officials determine a conduct issue warrants and will not be allowed to re-enter.

Drinking alcoholic beverages, drug use (except by prescription), gambling, and defacing of property are strictly prohibited at all times and can result in dismissal with no refund.


If registered for a session, all students are required to complete the full session of the course at that time. Leaving the class early, or habitual tardiness will not be allowed and might result in removal of the course. The Director will review the student's situation to determine that conditions warrant re-entry and that the student can benefit by repeating the course.


Minimum grade considered satisfactory is 75. All students will be required to take an end of course exam and pass with a 75 or better. Check with your state’s Auctioneer Licensing Commission to inquire about their exam passing grade from the school you are attending.

This is a short, intense course of 8 days and students who make unsatisfactory grades will not receive a diploma. However, students will be permitted to return for another term without further tuition and fee. The Director will review the student's situation to determine that conditions warrant re-entry and that the student can benefit by repeating the course.

When the course is satisfactorily completed, students will be issued a diploma. The Southeastern School of Auctioneering will keep permanent records of graduations and student achievement for a minimum of 3 years.

The Southeastern School of Auctioneering does not give credit for prior education not associated with the school.


There is no probationary period during the course.


Each student who successfully attends 8 days (10 days required for some states) of the school, abides by the rules of the Southeastern School of Auctioneering and receives a grade of 75 or better on the end of course exam will receive a diploma on the last day of school at graduation.


Tuition for the course is $1295.00. There is an enrollment fee of $50 that is non-refundable. However, the deposit can be used for the next school session if attendance to the session the deposit was made could not be attended.

If you would like to pay by credit card, please call 864-903-3160.  Credit Card fees apply.

There is a discount given for tuition paid in advance of the school start date. Please check with the school or on the application for those dates.


A refund of the unused portion of tuition, fees and other charges will be made to eligible persons who fail to enter or fail to complete the course. The refund will be a pro-rate refund.

If the student requests termination during the first three days of the term, the exact pro-rate unused portion of his or her tuition will be refunded. After the third day, no refund will be made. To qualify for a refund the student must notify the school administration in writing during the second day of the term.

***The school is in the process of working with the VA to accept students in the course. Please call to confirm before making plans to attend if considering VA benefits.

Below is a general overview for requirements of receiving VA benefits. Please refer to your VA office of the full requirements for benefits.


The student will enroll and pay the school tuition in cash, the same as any other student. The VA reimburses the student direct for the amount for which he/she qualifies. The student must satisfactorily complete the full 8-day course in order to receive a diploma.

Students enrolled for VA benefits will be terminated when the average grade falls below 75. VA students terminated for standards of progress may be re-enrolled for one additional program attempt only, once school officials have determined and resolved the conditions that caused termination.

Students enrolled for VA benefits will be terminated when school officials determine a conduct issue warrants and will not be allowed to re-enter.

Refund policy for veterans or eligible persons: A refund of the unused portion of tuition, fees and other charges will be made to veterans or eligible persons who fail to enter or fail to complete the course as required by Veterans Administration Regulations. The refund will be a pro-rate refund. No more than $10 of the established enrollment fee will be retained if a veteran or eligible person fails to enter the course.


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    Southeastern School of Auctioneering
    315 Eastview Rd, Pelzer, SC 29669-9714