Auctioneer Academy

The McLennan Community College Auctioneer Academy is an 80-hour course designed to teach participants the skills necessary to act as an auctioneer, conduct auctions and operate an auction company. Participants will learn how to conduct auctioneering in a professional and ethical manner. Participants will also discover the skills needed to perform the auction chant and how to address the public confidently and effectively. In addition, the MCC Auctioneer Academy will emphasize the importance of acting in accordance with federal, state, and local auction laws. The academy is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration (T.D.L.R.).

Class Information

  • Dates: February 17 - 24, 2024
  • Cost: $850 (including books and fees)
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Enroll in Class: Call 254-299-8888 or Register Online

Texas Auctioneer License Requirements

In order to obtain an auctioneer's license, candidates must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a citizen of the United States or a legal alien
  • have a high school diploma or GED
  • not have been convicted of a felony within five years of the application date
  • individuals with a criminal history should complete a TDLR Criminal History Evaluation to obtain a Determination of Eligibility
  • complete of at least 80 hours of classroom instruction at an approved auction school

Course Outline

The MCC Auctioneer Academy is a comprehensive curriculum consisting of the following topics:

  • License Requirements
  • Professional Conduct, Ethics, and Appearance
  • Bid Calling and Public Speaking
  • Fund Raising and Charitable Events
  • Sale Setup, Preparation, and Property Make-Ready
  • Collectibles and Antiques
  • Real Estate and Homes
  • Public Sales Ordered by the Court
  • Internal Revenue Service Sales
  • Advertising Auctions
  • Sale Day Setup and Employee Functions
  • Sales By Auction
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping

Future Classes:

June 15 - 22, 2024
October TBA

For more information, contact Frank Graves at 254-299-8126