Krista Woodard, Executive Director

The Board of Auctioneers is responsible for licensing and regulating auctioneers. The board meets regularly to consider applications for licensure, to review disciplinary cases, and to conduct informal hearings relating to licensure and discipline. The board engages in rulemaking to implement the provisions set forth in its statutes and conducts other general business, as necessary.

Reciprocal States

Getting Started In Auctioneers


AU – An “auctioneer” means any person licensed pursuant to this part who holds a valid Florida auctioneer license.

Auctioneer Apprentice

AE – An “apprentice auctioneer” means any person who is being trained as an auctioneer by a licensed auctioneer.

Auction Business

AB – An “auction business” means a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation which in the regular course of business arranges, manages, sponsors, advertises, promotes, or carries out auctions, employs auctioneers to conduct auctions in its facilities, or uses or allows the use of its facilities for auctions.

The requirements for becoming licensed in Florida are described in the statutes and rules.  Choose a license type to apply.

  • Auctioneer Initial License by Examination Based on Education (AU 4153)  Start Now
  • Auctioneer Initial License By Examination Based on Apprenticeship (AU 4153)  Start Now
  • Auctioneer Re-Examination (AU 4156)  Start Now
  • Auctioneer Initial License for Out-of-State applicants (Reciprocity/Endorsement) (AU 4153)  Start Now
  • Auctioneer Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Auctioneer Apprentice
  • Auctioneer Apprentice Initial Licensure or Change of Sponsor (AU 4151)  Start Now
  • Auctioneer Apprentice Termination Form (AU 4158)  Start Now
  • Auctioneer Apprentice Activity Form (AU 4159)  Start Now
  • Auctioneer Apprentice Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Auction Business

Examination Information

DBPR offers examinations in a computer-based testing (CBT) format. Candidates who have been approved to sit for an examination may do so by contacting the department’s examination vendor, Pearson VUE. Examinations are available on a daily basis at testing sites throughout the world. For more information, including to schedule an examination, visit the Examination Information page.

Fee Waiver Applications

  • Auctioneer License – Set to Active Status (AU 4154)  Start Now
  • Auctioneer License – Set to Inactive Status (AU 4154)  Start Now
  • Auctioneer Reinstatement of Null and Void License (AU 4161)  Start Now
  • Request for Duplicate License, Name Change, Address Change, or Close Business (AU 4154)  Start Now
License Types Continuing Education Requirements Fee Expiration Date
Auctioneer Apprentice N/A $155.00 11/30/ODD Year
Auctioneer N/A $155.00 11/30/ODD Year
Auction Business N/A $155.00 11/30/ODD Year

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Division of Professions
Board of Auctioneers
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.488.8040