- 80 hours of classes in Kentucky.
- Finding a sponsor, which is incredibly difficult. Or maybe I was meant to be with Chuck Kreiner and we just had to find each other. He is amazing!
- Get a background check.
- Get a $25,000 bond.
- Notarize all paperwork.
- Send paperwork not earlier than 4 weeks before the next scheduled apprentice auctioneer test but not later than 2 weeks. (I had to resend my paperwork because I messed that up.)
- Take and pass the written Ohio apprentice auction test in Columbus.
- Apprentice auction for 12 months
- Call a minimum of 12 auctions
- Get another background check
- Get a passport style photo
- Prove your $25,000 bond is still in effect.
- Get it all notarized.
- Send your paperwork in not earlier than 4 weeks before the next scheduled auctioneer test but not later than 2 weeks. They happen once every 4 months. If you mess up you have to wait another 4 months.
- Take a 2.5 hour written test. Multiple choice, true or false, fill in the blank and a huge story problem.
- Do a verbal test where you have to prove your auctioning abilities to the Ohio Auction Commission
AND I PASSED!!
I'm not allowed to officially do my own auctions until I get my paperwork in 2-3 weeks. But it appears that is happening.
I'm excited about it because auctioning is an ages old form of buying and selling. The auction style of selling is amazing if you need a way of getting rid of a lot of personal property fast. They are big with estates.
We can come in to your house at 10am and have everything sold and gone by 5pm.
It's a powerful tool for the right situation.
Thank you Chuck for being a great sponsor. I'm REALLY looking forward to working with you moving forward. We're going to take over the world!