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Bid for Auctioneering School Approved at Rockingham Community College

Nov 20, 2018

WENTWORTH—The N.C. Auctioneer Licensing Board (NCALB) has unanimously approved Rockingham Community College’s application for an accredited Auctioneering School. Classes will begin on January 15, 2019, meeting on Tuesday and Thursday evenings through May 2019 and concluding with a live mock auction.

Training is completed in one semester and will prepare students to apply for licensure with the NCALB as a Professional Auctioneer. A high school diploma or GED is required.

Students from any County or State are encouraged to attend. The tuition cost of $180 per student for the Auctioneering School is the same, regardless of residency. North Carolina and Virginia provide reciprocity for Auctioneering licenses, once obtained.

Coursework will include bid calling and voice control, advertising, drafting and negotiating contracts, closing statements and settlements, Auctioneering ethics, and proper handling of sale proceeds and escrow accounts. Students will learn to sell items such as antiques, real estate, art and jewelry, automobiles, farm machinery, and livestock.

Instructors will include Mr. Joel Isley, a Professional Auctioneer with over 30 years’ experience and a former Auctioneers Association of N.C. Bid Calling Champion, as well as Licensed Realtor, Firm Auctioneer, and RE/MAX Blue Sky Realty co-owner John L. Hall, III.

Rockingham County’s own John Evans, a Professional Auctioneer licensed in N.C. and Virginia with over 15 years’ experience, has spearheaded the effort to establish the Auctioneering School at RCC. “The environment at a live professional auction just cannot be duplicated online,” Evans says. “Hearing that chant creates excitement and competitiveness.”

Earning potential for Professional Auctioneers can vary greatly and is often commission-based. Skills needed to be successful as a Professional Auctioneer include strong organizational and math skills, ability to promote events, a strong speaking voice, ethical behavior, and the ability to engage and entertain an audience.

“Rockingham Community College is pleased to join Stanly and Lenoir Community Colleges as only the third community college-based Auctioneering School in the State of North Carolina,” said RCC President Dr. Mark O. Kinlaw. “Our Piedmont Triad location will make it more convenient for students in Northern NC and Southern VA to access this valuable and affordable training.”

“We are pleased to accredit a new Auctioneering School at Rockingham Community College and wish them every success in furthering the esteemed and centuries old profession of Auctioneering,” said Charles Diehl, N.C. Auctioneer Licensing Board Executive Director.

For more information or to register, call Rockingham Community College at 336-342-4261 or go to our website at www.rockinghamcc.edu. To learn more about Auctioneering, contact the N.C. Auctioneer Licensing Board at 108 Ber Creek Dr., Fuquay-Varina, NC, 27526, phone (919) 567-2844, www.ncalb.org.


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