How to Get a Car Auction License in Atlanta, Georgia

by Charity Moore
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To receive a car auction license in the state of Georgia, you must pass the Georgia Auctioneer Licensure Examination. To qualify for the exam you must go through an apprenticeship or take auctioneer classes. The only approved school in Atlanta, Georgia, is the American Society of Auctioneers. The requirements and length of the course will vary, according to which institution you attend. Most programs include 80 to 85 hours of class time and an apprenticeship shadowing a licensed auctioneer. The job of an auctioneer requires the ability to handle business transactions, a strong mathematical intuitiveness and a charismatic personality.

Step 1

Call or visit the approved school in Atlanta. Ask about enrollment deadlines and class start dates.

Step 2

Enroll in the auctioneer program and pay your tuition.

Step 3

Complete the auctioneer course by studying and passing the exams.

Step 4

Receive the certificate of completion.

Step 5

Request approval to take the Georgia Auctioneer Licensure Examination.

Step 6

Register for the Georgia Auctioneer Licensure Examination, after approval, through PSI. PSI is a nationally recognized organization that issues exams for auctioneer's license in more than 30 states. Schedule the exam and pay the exam fee.

Receive your auctioneer license by mail upon passing the exam.


  • The State of Georgia requires you to pass an examination to receive an auction license. To receive your car auction license in Atlanta Georgia, you can register with PSI online, through mail, or over the telephone.


  • If you attend a school not on the approved list, your request to take the examination will be denied. If you do not take this required examination, you will not receive a car auction license from the state of Georgia.

Items you will need

  • Tuition
  • Certificate of completion
  • Request form
  • Registration form
  • Exam fee

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