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Business and Hospitality
Business and Hospitality

Auctioneering - Diploma (0100)

Do you want to learn the auction “chant” and sell at least 70 items per minute? If you do, you may be well-suited to work as an auctioneer or for a licensed auctioneer. Take some time to read below and learn more about how you can obtain a diploma in auctioneering.  

Find your state's license and certification requirements.

After completing our auctioneering courses and passing the Pennsylvania State Auctioneer License Examination, you’ll become self-employed as a licensed auctioneer.

The most successful auctioneers are:

  • Approachable
  • Knowledgeable of a wide variety of merchandise
  • Skilled in closing the sale and maintaining momentum
  • Sensitive to the flow of the auction



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Our experienced instructors will help you transition into an effective auctioneer. As you complete our program, you will: 


  • Develop an auction “chant”
  • Use appraisal sources and techniques
  • Procure merchandise for auction
  • Define and discuss legal issues related to auctioneering
  • Organize and prepare an auction
  • Conduct an auction
  • Prepare business correspondence and government forms

The Pennsylvania State Board of Auctioneer Examiners approves this program and confirms it meets the educational course requirements necessary to sit for the Auctioneer License Examination.


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  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
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Our diploma program is designed to lead you directly into the workforce. However, if you wish to continue your education with us and pursue an associate degree, all of your credits count towards the completion of our associate degree.

We offer this entire program through virtual learning. Note: There is a mandatory 60-hour practicum with a PA licensed auctioneer that may include participation in auctioneering activities at a physical site.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit this webpage to review the most up-to-date details about how courses are being offered.



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You will need to complete the entire program, which is 20 credits, during the fall term.
You can apply anytime by visiting our website and submitting your application online. To ensure that you apply for the correct program, please include program code 0100 in your application.



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