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. 


2018 Session School of Auctioneering:

  • October 13- 20  (October 11 - 20 for GA Students)
    Comfort Inn and Suites, 3971 Grandview Drive, Simpsonville, SC 29680
    Hotel reservations call 864-757-1552 (ask for Southeastern School of Auctioneering room rate)

Enrollment is limited. Register today!

2019 Session School of Auctioneering coming soon

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

student auctioneering


Southeastern School of Auctioneering 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 is held at Comfort Inn and Suites at 3971 Grandview Drive, Simpsonville, SC 29680. Call 864-757-1552 for reservations or directions to the hotel.  Ask about the special room rate for participants attending Southeastern School of Auctioneering. Breakfast is included.
Staying at the Comfort Inn is convenient to go from your hotel room to sessions and many students prefer this option. There are other hotels in the area if you would prefer a different hotel, for your convenience they have been listed on the information page.

Additional Hotels in the area:

Quality Inn
3755 Grandview Drive
Simpsonville, SC, 29680, US
Phone: (864) 963-2777

Hampton Inn
15 Park Woodruff Dr
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: (864) 213-8200

Comfort Inn
831 Congaree Road
Greenville, SC, 29607, US
Phone: (520) 505-2492


Lunch and dinner hours are scheduled during the day with breaks during the classes. Simpsonville is an area with many restaurants near the hotel to give SSA students a variety of restaurants to choose from. If you are staying at the Comfort Inn and suites, breakfast is provided free at the hotel.


Southeastern School of Auctioneering 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.  All friends and family are invited to attend the graduation.


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 school auction, you will be provided a shirt to wear and will need to have close toed shoes.   Dress clothes are worn for the graduation and class photo which is held on the last day of class.

Equipment and materials:

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


Cost for the school is $1250. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to enroll in the class. The remaining balance can be paid at registration. Because we believe there are exceptional benefits in a more one-to-one class environment, spots are limited.

If you would like to pay by credit card, please call 864-903-3160.  There is a 3% fee to pay by credit card.

There is a discount given for tuitions paid 2 weeks in advance of the school start date.


*To register with Registration Form:

  • download the form to your computer

  • open the form with Adobe Reader

  • complete the form (sign the application by typing your name on the signature line)

  • save the form

  • email the form as an attachment to

  • mail the form and deposit to:
    Southeastern School of Auctioneering
    315 Eastview Rd, Pelzer, SC 29669-9714