Programs And Courses

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, offers a variety of programs that require a license or certification to work in the chosen field. The licensing and certification requirements can vary by state. It’s important that you know what the state licensing and certification requirements are as you enter the workforce. Please use the resource below to determine a state’s requirements.

The following states require licensure to work as an auctioneer.

 

ALABAMA
To become a licensed auctioneer, residents must submit an application, complete an auction school, have two endorsements and pay a mandatory $175 fee. This state allows reciprocity. Auctioneer business owners must hold an auctioneer license.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
Alabama requires a privilege license for the sale of goods if the seller is anyone other than the owner. The privilege license requires a $151 fee to apply. 

Online Auctions
Alabama currently has no jurisdiction over online auctions in the state.

Contact
Alabama Board of Auctioneers
2777 Zelda Road
Montgomery, AL 36106
Phone: 334-420-7235
Fax: 334-263-6115
Email: auctioneers@alstateboard.com


ARKANSAS
To become a licensed auctioneer, applicants must submit:

a.) Completed and notarized Application for Auctioneer License which includes form CM600 and enclose a check or money order payable to AALB for the $100 exam fee
b.) Completed Arkansas State Police Identification form ASP-122 and enclose a check or money order payable to AALB for $22 for a state background check
c.) Completed FBI Fingerprint Cards (2) returned to the Arkansas Auctioneers Licensing Board with a check or money order for $16.50 made payable to Arkansas State Police for a federal background check
d.) Current photograph full-face, passport-type (2-inch x 2-inch) of head and shoulders taken within the past six months
e.) Check or money order payable to AALB of $200 for the license and recovery fund fees
f.) Letters of good standing from all states in which the applicant currently holds a license. In addition, individuals must sit for a written auctioneer exam and conduct a mock auction.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
No statewide license is currently required. However, most municipalities require an application for a business license for a small application fee. Contact the local clerk’s office for more information. 

Online Auctions
Arkansas does not currently regulate online auctions.

Contact
Arkansas Auctioneers Licensing Board
900 W. Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201-3108
Phone: 501-682-1156
Fax: 501-682-1158
www.aralb.com


FLORIDA
To become a licensed auctioneer. applicants must be at least 18 years old, complete a one-year apprenticeship or 80 hours of class time, pass an exam, submit an application and pay an application fee. 

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
No statewide license is currently required. Check with local county/city governments to verify there are no special requirements.

Online Auctions
A license is required when representing yourself, or your business, to the public as an auctioneer or auction business. Otherwise, you may be cited for unlicensed activity. 

Contact
Board of Auctioneers
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-487-1395
Fax: 850-488-8040
www.myfloridalicense.com


GEORGIA
To become a licensed auctioneer in Georgia, applicants must be at least 18 years old, complete a one-year apprenticeship or 80 hours of class time, pass an exam, submit an application and pay an application fee. 

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
Georgia requires a general business license. Check with the local municipality for possible additional requirements.

Online Auctions
Companies that conduct online auctions in Georgia are required to be licensed with the Georgia Auctioneer Commission.

Contact
Secretary of State
214 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: 404-656-2881
www.sos.ga.gov/index/php/licensing/plb/9 

 

HAWAII
The state authorizes each county to regulate auctioneer licenses. Some counties require an auctioneer license, such as Hawaii County. To apply, you must have registered your business to obtain your state tax ID number, provide a bond and pay the application fee of $100. There does not appear to be any examination. Other counties require a resale license.

Online Auctions
Hawaii does not currently regulate online auctions.

Contact
Vehicle Registration & Licensing Division
101 Pauahi Street, Suite 5
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 808-961-8351www.hawaiicounty.gov
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA)
Business Action Centerhttp://cca.hawaii.gov/bac/contact


ILLINOIS
To become a licensed auctioneer, applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, have a properly completed sponsor card, personally take and pass an examination, file an application on forms provided by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and pay all fees as required.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
There does not appear to be any state-specific laws that require licensing of tag sales. Check with the local municipalities to verify licensing.

Online Auctions
Illinois regulates internet auctions and requires a license.

Contact
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations
320 W. Washington St, Third Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
Phone: 217-785-0820


INDIANA
To become a licensed auctioneer, applicants must complete an auctioneer course from an approved school, submit an application, pay an application fee and pass an examination.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
There is no specific state business license required. Check with local county/city governments for any special requirements.

Online Auctions
Indiana does not currently regulate online auctions.

Contact
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Attn: Indiana Auctioneer Commission
402 W. Washington St., Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-234-3009
Fax: 317-233-4236
email: pla9@pla.in.gov
www.PLA.IN.gov


KENTUCKY
To become a licensed auctioneer, applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or a General Educational Development diploma, be of good moral character, complete an 80-hour course, pass an examination, complete an application and pay the required fee.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
No statewide business license is required. Be sure to check with local county and city governments.

Online Auctions
Kentucky regulates all types of auctions.

Contact
Kentucky Board of Auctioneers
2819 Ring Road, Suite 200
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: 270-360-0736
www.auctioneers.ky.gov


LOUISIANA
To become a licensed auctioneer, applicants must complete 80 hours of courses from an approved school, obtain a bond of $10,000, register the business with the state, take an oath, submit an application and pay an application fee.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
There is no statewide business license required. Be sure to check with local county and city governments for any special requirements.

Online Auctions
Timed internet auctions are not regulated by the state.

Contact
Louisiana Auctioneer Licensing Board
11736 Newcastle Ave., Bldg. 2, Suite C
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Phone: 225-295-8420 
Fax: 225-372-8584
Email: admin@lalb.org


MAINE
To become a licensed auctioneer, applicants must take an oath, complete 80 hours of courses from an approved school, obtain a bond of $10,000 and pay the application fees.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
The state does not regulate this, but check with local county and city governments for their regulations.

Online Auctions
There is an exemption for online auctions.

Contact
Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation
76 Northern Ave.
Gardiner, ME  04345
Phone: 207-624-8603


MASSACHUSETTS
To become a licensed auctioneer, applicants must take an oath, complete 80 hours of courses from an approved school, obtain a bond of $10,000, submit an application and pay the application fees.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
There is no statewide business license requirement. Be sure to check with local county and city governments for any special requirements.

Online Auctions
Massachusetts does not regulate online auctions.

Contact
Division of Professional Licensure
1000 Washington St., Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118-6100
Phone: 617-727-3074
Fax: 617-727-1944


MINNESOTA
State law authorizes counties to issue auctioneer licenses. Applicants must be at least 18 years, submit an application, pay an application fee and obtain a bond of not more than $3,000. Licenses are issued per sale.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
There is no statewide business license requirement. The city/township clerk of the community in which an auction/tag sale will be held should be contacted to determine if a license/permit is required.

Online Auctions
Minnesota does not appear to be regulating online auctions.

Contact
Minnesota Secretary of State Office
60 Empire Drive, Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Phone: 651-296-2803


MISSISSIPPI
To become a licensed auctioneer, applicants must take an oath, complete 80 hours of courses from an approved school, obtain a bond of $10,000 and pay the application fees.

Other License for Estate-Sale Only Business
There is no statewide business license requirement. The city/township clerk of the community in which an auction/tag sale will be held should be contacted to determine if a license/permit is required.

Online Auctions
According to the Mississippi Auctioneer Commission, if the auction originates in the state, then a license is required.

Contact
Mississippi Auctioneer Commission
P.O. Box 50
353 S. Fourth St.
Morton, MS 39117-0050
Phone: 601-750-4909
Fax: 601-732-6447
Email: info.msauctioneercommission@gmail.com


NEW HAMPSHIRE
To become a licensed auctioneer, applicants must take an oath, complete 80 hours of courses from an approved school, obtain a bond of $25,000 and pay the application fees.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
The city/township clerk of the community in which an auction/tag sale will be held should be contacted to determine if a license/permit is required.

Online Auctions
New Hampshire  does not regulate online auctions at this time.

Contact
New Hampshire Board of Auctioneers
Office of the Secretary of State 
State House Room 204
107 N. Main St.
Concord NH 03301
Phone: 603-271-3242
Fax: 603-271-6316


NORTH CAROLINA
To become a licensed auctioneer, applicants must be over the age of 18, be a high school graduate or have a General Educational Development diploma, complete required courses, be of good moral character, not have had a previous license revoked, pass an exam, submit an application and pay application fees.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
There is no statewide business license requirement. The city/township clerk of the community in which the tag sale will be held should be contacted to determine if a license/permit is required.

Online Auctions
A license is required for all types of auctions.

Contact
North Carolina Auctioneer Licensing Board
108 Ber Creek Drive
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Phone: 919-567-2844
Email: info@ncalb.org


NORTH DAKOTA
To become a licensed auctioneer, applicants must be over the age of 18, be a high school graduate or have a General Educational Development diploma, complete required courses, be of good moral character, submit an application, pay an application fee and obtain a bond of $5,000.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
North Dakota will likely require applicants to pay an application fee and meet bond requirements to hold tag sales. Check with local governments to comply with any additional regulations.

Online Auctions
Online auctions are exempt from licensing requirements in North Dakota.

Contact
North Dakota Public Service Commission
600 East Boulevard Ave., Department 408
Bismarck, ND 58505
Phone: 701-328-2400


OHIO
To become a licensed auctioneer, applicants must attend an approved auction school, serve a full year as an apprentice and act as a bid caller in 12 auctions before applying for an auctioneer license, pass an examination, obtain a bond of $25,000 and pay an application fee.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
There does not appear to be any state specific license or permit to operate a tag sale. Check the local government to comply with any of their regulations.

Online Auctions
State law does not require a license to conduct an online auction.

Contact
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Auctioneer Program
8995 E. Main St.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: 614-728-6240
Fax: 614-728-6328
Email: auctioneer@agri.ohio.gov


OKLAHOMA

State law authorizes counties to issue auctioneer licenses. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, submit an application, pay an application fee and obtain a bond.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
Applicants should check with the local government to comply with any additional regulations.

Online Auctions
An auctioneer is not required to have a state license to provide auctioning services to sell general, personal and tangible property items for an owner. However, to sell agricultural livestock at an auction or real estate, special licenses are required.

Contact
Oklahoma Office of Department of Commerce
900 N. Stiles Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: 405-815-6552


PENNSYLVANIA
To become a licensed auctioneer in Pennsylvania, applicants must complete an approved auctioneer school, pass an exam, submit an application, pay application fees and obtain a $5,000 bond.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
There is no statewide business license requirement. The city/township clerk of the community in which an auction/tag sale will be held should be contacted to determine if a license/permit is required.

Online Auctions
Pennsylvania requires a trading assistant license for online auctions. Applicants must provide:

Their name and the business and the physical location where the business will be conducted

  • Date they will begin accepting goods for sale through an online internet bidding platform
  • Pennsylvania tax identification number
  • Email address
  • Pay a $100 registration fee

Contact
Pennsylvania State Board of Auctioneer Examiners
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone: 717-783-3397
Fax: 717-705-5540
Email: ST-AUCTIONEER@PA.GOV


SOUTH CAROLINA
To become a licensed auctioneer in South Carolina, applicants must complete an approved auctioneer school, pass an exam, submit an application and pay application fees.

Other License for Estate-Sale Only Business
Check with the local government to be sure they do not have separate licensing requirements.

Online Auctions
In South Carolina, when the computer is the auctioneer (no actual person is bid calling), you need an auction firm license (which requires an online exam). Online auctions you conduct or help conduct require an auctioneer license.  

Contact
South Carolina Board of Auctioneers Commission
110 Center View Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-896-4800
Email: Milesl@llr.sc.gov


TENNESSEE
To become a licensed auctioneer, applicants must be 18 years old, complete an approved auctioneer course, complete apprentice hours, pass an exam and pay a fee.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
It does not appear that there is a specific business license requirement for resellers in the state. Check with the local government to be sure they do not have separate licensing requirements.

Online Auctions
State law excludes the licensing requirement to timed or fixed price auctions but requires licensing for simulcast of a live auction.

Contact
Department of Commerce and Insurance
Carter Lawrence
500 James Robertson Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37243-0565
Phone: 615-741-3600


TEXAS
To become a licensed auctioneer, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a citizen of the United States or a legal alien
  • Pass a written or oral examination demonstrating knowledge of the auction business and of the laws of Texas relating to the auction business
  • Hold a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate
  • Have not been convicted of a felony during the five years preceding the date of application
  • Complete at least 80 hours of classroom instruction at an auction school with an approved curriculum 

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
Resale permits in Texas allow exemption from some sales taxes when purchasing items. A person engaged in the business of selling any goods on consignment and for a commission is known as a commission merchant and must be bonded in every county where selling goods. 

Online Auctions
Texas State Law recently repealed the license requirement for online auctions; however, auctioneers accepting consignment must be bonded. See this list of regulations.

Contact
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
P.O. Box 12157
Austin, Texas 78711
Phone: 512-463-9468
Email: CS.Auctioneers@tdlr.texas.gov


VERMONT
To become a licensed auctioneer, an applicant must pay an application fee, complete at least 40 hours at an approved auctioneering school or a 250-hour apprenticeship in a year with at least six auctions, including bid calling, supervised by a licensed auctioneer in good standing in Vermont or the state in which he or she is licensed and who has been in practice a minimum of three years. For more information, please visit Vermont Legislature Statutes.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
Verify whether a Vermont sales and use tax account is required. A licensed auctioneer may receive payment for auction sales without being required to collect sales tax. However, if property of different owners is commingled at one auction, sales tax must be collected.

Online Auctions
The state does not regulate online auctions.

Contact
Vermont Secretary of State
89 Main St., Third Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Phone: 802-828- 1505


VIRGINIA
To become a licensed auctioneer, applicants must be a resident, submit an application, pay an application fee, be covered by a bond executed by an authorized surety company, complete a course of study at an approved auctioneering school or equivalent and pass the state exam.

A nonresident may become a licensed auctioneer by meeting the resident auctioneer requirements or hold a valid auctioneer’s license or certificate in reciprocal state and meet other requirements established by the state board of auctioneers. 

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
Sales tax is added to the final auction price unless the buyer is tax-exempt and has a valid Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption Form on file or we ship out of the state of Virginia.

Virginia honors tax exemption numbers from other states if a copy of the resale license/certificate is provided. 

Online Auctions
Virginia does not regulate online auctions.

Contact
Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233-1485
Board Office Phone: 804-367-8514
Licensing Section Phone: 804-367-8506


WASHINGTON
To become a licensed auctioneer, an applicant must be at least 18 years old or sponsored by a licensed auctioneer, be registered with the department of revenue, pay an registration fee and file an auctioneer surety bond. License for Estate-Sale Only Business
Business License Application is part of the Auctioneer application.

Online Auctions
Individuals routinely making retail sales through online auctions or marketplaces are considered engaging in business and are required to register with the Washington Department of Revenue and collect retail sales tax on sales to Washington customers.

Contact
Auctioneer Program
Department of Licensing
P.O. Box 3856
Seattle, WA 98124-3856
Phone: 360.-664-.6636
Fax: 360-.664-.2550
Email: plssunit@dol.wa.gov


WEST VIRGINIA
To become a licensed auctioneer in West Virginia, applicants must pay an application fee, submit an application, be bonded, complete an apprenticeship for two years or school with six months of apprenticeship and pass an exam. Annual dues are required to remain licensed. 

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
A Business Registration Certificate must be filed with the West Virginia State Tax Department. Additional registration requirements may be required by counties and municipalities. 

Online Auctions
West Virginia does not regulate online auctions. 

Contact
West Virginia Secretary of State
State Capitol Building
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: 304-558-6000
Fax: 304-558-0900
West Virginia One-Stop Business Center
304-558-8000

West Virginia Department of Agriculture
1900 Kanawha Blvd. 
East State Capitol, Room E-28
Charleston, WV 25305-0170
Phone: 304-558-3550


WISCONSIN
To become a licensed auctioneer, an applicant must be at least 18 years old, pass an exam, provide evidence that they have no arrest or conviction record, provide evidence they hold a current permit and pay a fee. 

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
A business license/seller’s permit and collection of sales taxes are required, unless sales are personal household goods and personal farm property if the auctioneer has five or fewer auctions at that location during the year.

Online Auctions
The state does not regulate online auctions at this time.

Contact
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
1400 E. Washington Ave., Room 112
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-266-2112; 877-617-1565
Email: dsps@wisconsin.gov

 

The following states do not require a license to work as an auctioneer. However, it is recommended to access each state’s website for current information.  

 

ALASKA
No auctioneer license required

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
Alaska requires all businesses to obtain a license to operate in the state if they are for-profit. You must pay a fee and file an application with the Department of Commerce.

Online Auctions
There is currently “no jurisdiction over online auctions” in Alaska.

Contact
Business and Professional Licensing
333 Willoughby Ave., Ninth Floor
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: 907-465-2550


ARIZONA
A license is not required.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
At a minimum, you must file for a business license to operate in the state of Arizona, called the Transaction Privilege Tax and Use Tax. Counties may require you to file a separate license to operate your sale. Be sure to check with them. 

Online Auctions 
Arizona does not regulate online auctions.

Contact
Arizona Department of Revenue Transaction Privilege Use Tax and Withholding Tax 
Phone: 602-255-2060


CALIFORNIA
There is no auctioneer license requirement in California. However, California does mandate that auctioneers and auction companies must have a bond filed with the state of at least $20,000. The California Department of Insurance maintains a list of current companies that can assist you in obtaining a bond.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
Estate tag sales or auctions will require a sellers permit to be issued by the Board of Equalization. To obtain the permit, you must fill out an application and pay a fee. Failure to do so could result in fines.

Online Auctions
If through online auction houses you list your merchandise to sell, seek bids, accept a bid from the highest bidder and transfer the merchandise to the purchaser, you are generally considered the retailer in your transactions. This is true whether you receive the funds or have another party, such as PayPal, collect the funds on your behalf. Companies that host such transactions are not themselves considered retailers and are therefore not subject to the requirement.

Contact
California Secretary of the State Office
1500 11th St., Second and Third Floors
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-653-6814

 

COLORADO
There is no state auctioneer license requirement.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
There does not appear to be any state-specific laws that would require licensing of any tag sales. Check with the local municipalities to verify licensing.

Online Auctions
Currently, there are no online auction laws regulating estate sale auctions being conducted online.

Contact
For more information, please contact the Denver Business Licensing Center.


CONNECTICUT
There is no state auctioneer license requirement.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
The state requires auctioneers to obtain a license from the town where the auction is to be held. This requirement does not apply if only selling household furniture or if the auctioneer is from the town where the auction will take place. Contact the town clerk for information on how to obtain the license.

Online auctions
Connecticut does not regulate online auctions at this time.

Contact
Connecticut Department of Revenue Services
25 Sigourney St., Suite 2
Hartford, CT
Phone: 860-297-5962


DELAWARE
A license is not required.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
Delaware requires all businesses to obtain a state business license just to operate. The exception is for sole proprietors with no employees. You must fill out an application and pay a yearly fee. Local city governments may require additional permits for sales.

Online Auctions
Delaware does not regulate online auctions at this time.

Contact
Delaware Division of Revenue 
Carvel State Office Building
820 North French St. 
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-577-8205


IDAHO
Idaho does not require an auctioneer license.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
There does not appear to be any state-specific laws that would require licensing of any tag sales. Check with the local municipalities to verify licensing.

Online Auctions
Idaho does not regulate online auctions at this time.

Contact
Idaho Secretary of State Office
700 W. Jefferson St., Room E205
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: 208-334-2300

 

IOWA
Iowa does not require an auctioneer license. However, most municipalities offer specific auctioneer licenses for cattle and livestock.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
Be sure to check with your local county/city government to verify there are no special requirements.

Contact
Iowa Department of Revenue
Customer Service
Phone: 515-281-3114

 

KANSAS
Kansas does not require a state license. A city/county auctioneering license is required for new goods. 

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
Please expect that local municipalities will regulate auctions and be sure to contact the local county/city government

Contact
Interested individuals should contact the county where the auction may take place to find out the licensing requirements for that county. 


MARYLAND
There is currently no auctioneer license. However, you must register with the Department of Assessments and Taxation.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
No statewide business license is currently required. However, counties do regulate auctioneers and may regulate estate tag sales.

Online Auctions
Maryland does not require a license. 

Contact
Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development
401 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-767-6300

 

MICHIGAN
As of June 2014, Michigan no longer requires an auctioneer license.  

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
There is no statewide business license requirement in Michigan. 

To determine if a license/permit is required, please contact the city/township clerk of the community in which an auction/tag sale will be held.

Online Auctions
Michigan does not currently regulate online auctions.

Contact
Michigan State Auctioneers Association
4529 Gibbs St.
NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544-9719
Phone: 616-785-8288

 

MISSOURI
Missouri does not require an auctioneer license. Requirements vary by county.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
Currently no statewide business license is required.

To determine if a license/permit is required, please contact the city/township clerk of the community in which an auction/tag sale will be held.

Online Auctions
A license for online auctions is required.

Contact
Missouri Professional Auctioneer Association
Attn: Diane Riley
5403 St. Louis Rock Road
Villa Ridge, MO 63089
Email: mpaaexedirector@gmail.com

 

MONTANA
Currently there is no state state auctioneer license requirement in Montana. Montana law authorizes towns and local governments to regulate and license auctioneers.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
There is currently no statewide business license requirement. To determine if a license/permit is required, please contact the city/township clerk of the community in which an auction/tag sale will be held.

Online Auctions
Montana does not currently regulate online auctions.  

Contact
Montana Department of Commerce
301 S. Park
Helena, MT 59620

 

NEBRASKA
No state auctioneer license is currently required in Nebraska.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
There is currently no statewide business license requirement in Nebraska. To determine if a license/permit is required, please contact the city/township clerk of the community in which an auction/tag sale will be held.

Online Auctions
Nebraska does not currently regulate online auctions.

Contact
Nebraska Secretary of State
1445 K St., Suite 2300
P.O. Box 94608
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: 402-471-2554

Business Services Office
1201 N St., Suite 120
Lincoln, NE 68509

Nebraska Auctioneers Association
P.O. Box 150
Rising City, NE 68658-0150
Phone: 402-367-9767
Email: dduren@nebraskaauctioneers.com

 

NEVADA
There is currently no state auctioneer license required in Nevada. 

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
All businesses operating in Nevada must obtain a state business license. More specific licenses such as auction and resale licenses are issued by local governments. 

Online Auctions
Nevada does not currently regulate online auctions.

Contact
Nevada Secretary of the State Office
101 N. Carson St., Suite 3
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: 775-684-5708


NEW JERSEY
There is currently no state auctioneer license required in New Jersey. 

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
Currently, there is no statewide business license requirement in New Jersey. To determine if a license/permit is required, please contact the New Jersey State Society of Auctioneers for more information. 

Online Auctions
New Jersey does not currently regulate online auctions. 

Contact
New Jersey State Society of Auctioneers
Phone: 908-789-9999


NEW MEXICO
There is currently no state auctioneer license required in New Mexico. 

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
There is no statewide business license requirement. 

To determine if a license/permit is required, please contact the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department for information. 

Online Auctions
There is no statewide business license requirement. To determine if a license/permit is required, please contact the city/township clerk of the community in which an auction/tag sale will be held..

Contact
New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department
Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-476-4500

 

NEW YORK
There is currently no state auctioneer license required in New York.. New York provides the authority to city governments to issue licenses.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
To determine if a license/permit is required, please contact the city/township clerk of the community in which an auction/tag sale will be held.

Online Auctions
New York does not currently regulate online auctions. 

Contact
New York Department of State

 

OREGON
Currently Oregon does not require licenses. However, Oregon regulates the conduct of Auctions and Auctioneers

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
Currently, there is no auctioneer license. 

Oregon regulates the conduct of Auctions and Auctioneers. 

Online Auctions
There are rules, but no license is required.

Contact
Secretary of State, Corporation Division
Public Service Building
255 Capitol St. NE, Suite 151
Salem, OR 97310
Phone: 503-986-2200

 

RHODE ISLAND
As of 2015, Rhode Island no longer requires an auctioneer license.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
Check with the state to see if your tag-sale business must comply. In addition, check with your local government authorities to see if there may be additional requirements.

Online Auctions
Rhode Island does not require a license.

Contact
Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation
1511 Pontiac Ave.
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-462-9500
Email: commerciallicensinginquiry@dbr.state.ri.us

 

SOUTH DAKOTA
There is no general auctioneer license required in South Dakota.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
There is not a specific business license requirement for resellers in South Dakota. Check with the local government to ensure they do not have separate licensing requirements.

Online Auctions
No license is required in South Dakota.

Contact
Department of Labor and Regulation
221 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 101
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-773-3600


UTAH
No state license is required in Utah.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
All businesses must obtain a business license from the local city or county in which the business is being conducted.

Online Auctions
No license is required in Utah.

Contact
Utah Division of Corporations and Commercial Code
160 East 300 S. Second Floor
P.O. Box 146705
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6705
Phone: 801-530-4849
Toll Free: 877-526-3994

 

WYOMING
No auctioneer license is required in Wyoming.

License for Estate-Sale Only Business
Before conducting the auction, some cities will require you to file an auctioneer business license with the city, pay a fee and be bonded. Cheyenne is one of these cities.

Online Auctions
Currently, Wyoming is only regulating online auctions pertaining to real-estate sales.

Contact
Business Division
State Capitol Building, Room 110
200 West 24th St.
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020
Phone: 307-777-7311
Fax: 307-777-5339
Email: Business@wyo.gov

 

Please review the state-specific requirements on licensure/certification (pdf) and any other pertinent information you may need to know to work as a Dental Hygienist in the U.S.

This booklet provides the requirements for licensure/certification in all states as well as other pertinent information you may need to know to work as a dental assistant in the U.S.

This booklet provides the requirements for licensure/certification in all states as well as other pertinent information you may need to know.

You must be a licensed registered nurse to work within the United States.

Initial Licensure
Upon graduation from HACC’s Associate in Science degree in nursing, you are eligible to obtain a license by examination in the Commonwealthof Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing (PASBON) requires:

  • You have received our Board-approved Associate in Science degree in nursing
  • You have passed the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination) examination
  • You have met all additional requirements for licensure (clearances, mandated reporter training, etc).
  • You apply to the PASBON for licensure.
  • You obtain verification from HACC’s Nursing Department that you completed all the nursing degree program requirements.

Once your application has been reviewed by the PASBON, you are notified of your eligibility to test, and you are sent an Authorization to Test (ATT). You then schedule a time to take the NCLEX-RN examination. Once the PASBON receives notification that you have passed the NCLEX-RN licensure examination, you will be granted licensure.

Additionally, you may choose to apply for initial licensure in another U.S. state or territory. If you are interested in this process, please contact the director of programs at your home campus. The director will work with you to start the process. All necessary documentation for licensure is ultimately sent to the Nursing Department chair for completion.

Reciprocity of Licensure
If you have obtained initial licensure in any U.S. state or territory and are now seeking to obtain licensure in another U.S. State or territory or international licensure, you may do so by contacting the Board of Nursing within the U.S. state you wish to pursue reciprocity of licensure.

You must be a licensed practical nurse to work within the United States.

Initial Licensure
Upon graduating from HACC’s Practical Nursing Certificate Program, you are eligible to obtain a license by examination in the Commonwealthof Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing (PASBON) requires:

  • You have received our Board-approved Practical Nursing certificate;
  • You pass the NCLEX-PN examination;
  • You have met all additional requirements for licensure (clearances, mandated reporter training, etc). You apply to the PASBON for licensure;
  • You obtain verification from HACC’s Nursing Department that you completed all of the program requirements.

Once your application has been reviewed by the PASBON, you are notified of your eligibility to test and are sent an Authorization to Test (ATT). You then schedule a time to take the NCLEX-PN examination. Once the PASBON receives notification of your passing the NCLEX-PN licensure examination, you will be granted licensure.

Additionally, you may choose to apply for initial licensure in another U.S. State or territory. If you are interested in this process, please contact the director of programs at your respective home campus. The director will work with you to start the process. All necessary documentation for licensure is ultimately sent to the Nursing Department chair for completion.

Reciprocity of Licensure
If you have obtained initial licensure in any U.S. state or territory and are now seeking to obtain licensure in another U.S. state or territory or international licensure, you may do so by contacting the Board of Nursing within the U.S. state you wish to pursue reciprocity of licensure.

Find specific information (pdf) about which states require licensure/certification to work in their states, as well as any other pertinent information you may need to know to work as a respiratory therapist in the U.S. 

 

The following states have passed laws related to the education and certification of surgical technologists to work in their states:

  • Indiana
  • Idaho – This state has an administrative rule that requires surgical technologists (referred to as “operating room technicians”) either complete a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)-accredited program or satisfy the The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) requirements for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)/Certification
  • Massachusetts
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas


The following states required that surgical technologists register to work in their state. However, CST certification is not required to register:

  • Colorado
  • North Dakota – (“Unlicensed Assistive Person” registry) Washington


The following states offer optional registration/title protection for surgical technologists. CST certification is required to qualify for the registry/title protection:

  • Arkansas
  • Illinois
  • Virginia


There is no information available for the remaining states.

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