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On July 23, 2019, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee ordered that the Tennessee Auctioneer Commission is enjoined and restrained from applying Tennessee’s auctioneering laws and licenses to “electronic” exchanges, or online auction websites. Therefore, all matters, including complaints, concerning electronic or online auctions fall outside of the jurisdiction of the Tennessee Auctioneer Commission. If the status of the Court’s order changes, notice will be posted on this website.

Affiliate (formerly known as Apprentice) Auctioneer Upgrade to Principal Auctioneer Notice

TCA 62-19-111(c)(2) requires every apprentice auctioneer to have “served as an affiliate auctioneer under the supervision of a licensed, full-time principal auctioneer for a period of six (6) months”. For those affiliate auctioneers that have 1,000 points under a supervising principal auctioneer, have completed the 50 hours of qualifying education, and have completed the 6-month timeframe requirement, please make sure your license is active prior to applying for an upgrade. If your license is close to expiring, please apply BEFORE expiration or you may be subject to the affiliate renewal fee and additional continuing education in order to remain in good standing for your upgrade.

Created in 1967, The Tennessee Auctioneer Commission licenses affiliate and principal auctioneers.

The Commission also enacts rules addressing professional conduct and standards of practice.

Our Purpose

To license and regulate affiliate auctioneers and principal auctioneers.

Our Mission

The mission of the Tennessee Auctioneer Commission is to protect the public through establishment and administration of minimum requirements for candidates and licensees, effective professional education of licensees and enforcement of professional conduct.