A Message of Thanks to Our Dear Friends, Family, Buyers and Sellers

It’s National Auctioneers Week, a time of celebration of our profession and industry which our company wishes to provide for you long into the future. The National Auctioneers Association represents thousands of auction professionals from the U.S. and around the world. The NAA exists to provide critical resources to auction professionals that will enhance their skills and successes.

As we celebrate, we want you to know we understand and appreciate fully that we could not exist without you. You believe in our ability to provide asset solutions. You believe in our dedication to the auction method. You believe in us. For that, we are eternally grateful and wish you the same successes that you have given us to this point because YOUR success is OUR success.

Our Auctioneer Designations

When #NAApro auction professionals invest in continuing their industry education, they’re investing in bringing the best to their buyers and sellers. On this #TeachEmTuesday, we celebrate the commitment to professional development that our members show every single day. #AuctionsWork

CAI (Certified Auctioneers Institute) The professional designation awarded to practicing auctioneers who meet the experiential, educational and ethical standards set by the NAA Education Institute. In order to be granted the CAI designation, auctioneer scholars must have been practicing full-time auctioneers for at least two year (prior to attending the institute), attend all three years of CAI with more than 120 classroom hours, complete all special projects and complete 24 hours of continuing education every three years.

AARE (Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate) The professional designation awarded by the NAA Education Institute to qualified real estate auctioneers who meet the educational and experiential requirements of the Institute and who adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice. In order to be designated with the AARE, auctioneer-scholars are required to complete 32 classroom hours, a detailed written auction summary report, proof of at least 10 real estate auctions, and 24 hours of continuing education every three years.

GPPA (Graduate Personal Property Appraiser) The professional designation awarded by the NAA Education Institute to qualified property appraisers who meet the educational and experiential requirements of the Institute and who adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice. In order to be designated with the GPPA, auctioneer-scholars are required to complete 35 classroom hours, a detailed written appraisal report and proof of at least two affidavits of appraisals. This designation also requires 24 hours of continuing education every three years.