Date Published: April 6, 2014

The Auctioneer Bond has a common renewal date of June 30. the cost of this surety bond is as low as $125.00 per year, subject to approval of the underwriting company.

The State of Ohio requires auctioneers to be licensed by the Ohio Department of AuctioneerAgriculture. In order to become a licensed auctioneer you must first serve a one year apprenticeship, act as a bid caller in twelve auctions, attend an approved auction school before applying for the auctioneer license.  The auctioneer exam consists of a written and verbal examination.  The applicant must score 75% or better to have a passing grade.  Applicants must also have proof of financial responsibility in the form of a surety bond in the amount of $25,000.

License Requirements :  must provide proof that the applicant:

  • Has a good reputation,
  • Is of trustworthy character,
  • Has attained the age of at least 18 years,
  • Has obtained a written promise of a licensed auctioneer to sponsor the applicant during the applicant’s apprenticeship,
  • Has satisfied the financial responsibility requirements established by posting the required $25,000.00 surety bond ,
  • Proof of attendance at an approved auction school.
  • The applicant must take and pass the apprentice auctioneer examination with a score of 70% or better.

With a common renewal date of June 1, now is a good time to shop this bond if you are paying more than $125.00 a year. Surety1 offers free, no obligation quotes.

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