The Course

Course Session Dates:

2017 Feb 4-12th • June 9-16th • September 15-22nd

Length of Term
The Texas Auction Academy school term is an eight day course starting on a Friday. The intensive training begins at 8:00 a.m. each morning and continues until 7:00 p.m. each evening, with the exception of the last day, Friday, when class is dismissed at 6 p.m. There is a one hour lunch break each day and a ten minute break each hour.

The Texas Auction Academy employs a team of professionals to teach the course who will be very interactive with the students during the entire session. Students will receive a total of 83 hours of intense auctioneering instruction and training.

Satisfactory Progress
Students attending the Texas Auction Academy will be graded on attendance, conduct, ability to sell, participation in the classroom and overall comprehension of material presented. A progress report will be issued to each student at the end of the fourth day of class.

A student must receive a score of 50 or above to receive a satisfactory mark. Should a student show unsatisfactory progress at that time, which is defined as any one or more of the following:

1. Scoring 49 or below on the Progress Report
2. Three or more unexcused tardies
3. unacceptable conduct such that it disrupts the class and is detrimental to the learning environment of the other students as determined by the school Director
4. lack of participation in the classroom that directly impacts the students ability to progress in learning the basic auction chant as determined by the school Director, then in such event the student will be placed on probation until the end of the sixth day of class.

If, at this time, the student continues to show unsatisfactory progress the student will be dropped from the program. Should the school Director determine that the student will benefit from repeating the course during a future session, the student will be permitted to do so at no additional charge; however, students terminated for unsatisfactory progress cannot be readmitted until a minimum of one grading period has passed in accordance with Title 40, Texas Administrative Code, Section 807.241-24.

In order to receive a final grade of Satisfactory (S), all students are required to have received a grade of satisfactory on the progress report issued on the fourth day of class; or in the event that a student is placed on probation, the student must have demonstrated satisfactory progress by the end of the sixth day of class; and students must also score a grade of 75 or higher on the final written examination given on the last day of class. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those students receiving a final mark of Satisfactory (S).

Any student that has paid his/her full tuition and must withdraw for an appropriate reason unrelated to the student’s academic status may receive a grade of incomplete. In such event, the student will be allowed to re-enroll in the program during the 12-month period following the date the student withdraws and complete those incomplete subjects without payment of additional tuition.

General Basic Auctioneering Program
The General Basic Auctioneering program is a comprehensive 83 hour course designed to teach students the skills and abilities essential to acting as an auctioneer, conducting auctions and operating an auction company. Graduates of the program will be able to communicate and interact with the public in conducting auctions with an emphasis on professionalism and ethics in accordance with federal, state and local auction laws. They will learn how to conduct themselves as an auctioneer in performing the auction chant and other basic auctioneer duties.

In addition, they will learn to initiate seller contact, market, set-up, contract, settle, collect sales tax, maintain auction sale files and perform sale management skills for a variety of types of auction sales. Graduates of this program may find entry level employment at an auction house, antique auction gallery, auto auction, cattle sale barn, for a general auctioneer or may choose to start their own business.

The tuition, which includes the study guide and CD and registration fee is only $1,395.00.

Your 83 Hours of Professional Instruction and Training Covers
    *  Developing Your Auction Chant and the Art of Bid Calling
    * The History of the Auction Profession
    * Getting Started As An Auctioneer
    * Voice Control and Breathing Correctly
    * Professionalism
    * Ethics – Personal and Professional
    * Salesmanship & Public Speaking
    * Stage Presence and Working in Front of Large Audiences
    * Overcoming Stage Fright
    * Personal Image
    * Effective Body Language
    * How to Become A Champion Auctioneer
    * How to Find Auctions
    * How To Contract An Auction
    * Methods of Sale – Absolute vs. Reserve
    * Working As a Ring Man and Becoming A Great Bid Spotter
    * Proper Use of a Sound System
    * Working With a Microphone
    * Advertising & Marketing Your Auctions & Yourself
    * Auction Sale Management
    * How to Manually Clerk An Auction
    * How to Cashier An Auction
    * Bookkeeping & Record Management
    * Computerized Clerking & Cashiering
    * Collecting and Filing Sales Taxes
    * Dealing with Liens & Taxing Entities
    * The Latest Auction Technology
    * Auction Laws & Licensing
    * Federal, State, County, Parish and City Auction Laws
    * Issues Related to Hazardous Waste
    * Conducting Appraisals and Asset Valuations
    * Real Estate Contracts and Titles
    * Professional Auctioneering Associations

Curriculum and Objectives
The Texas Auction Academy offers a course in auctioneering and auction sale management known as General Basic Auctioneering.

Holiday Closures
* New Years Day
* Memorial Day
* Independence Day
* Thanksgiving Day
* Christmas Day

Accommodations and Meals
TRAINING CLASSES ARE HELD AT:
Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Lewisville
2701 Lake Vista Drive
Lewisville, TX 75067

The Texas Auction Academy, known as America’s Auction Academy, is located in Dallas, Texas. Our class sessions are held in the conveniently located Courtyard by Marriott. It is only 12 miles NE of DFW Airport and 20 miles North of Dallas Love Field Airport. Local cab and airport shuttles are available from both airports.

We are also excited about this venue because we are able to offer on-site lodging for our students meaning no fuel expense or traffic. The hotel is offering students a discounted rate so be sure and mention the Texas Auction Academy when making your reservation.

*Reservations should only be made upon receiving written confirmation of enrollment from the Texas Auction Academy.

The total tuition for the Texas Auction Academy is $1,395.00. This total includes the $50.00 study guide and CD, and a $200.00 registration fee.

Student Tuition and Financing
The tuition balance of $1,145.00 is due upon entering the school and executing the Enrollment Contract. The $50.00 for the study guide and CD is not refundable once a student receives the materials. If at any time after payment of the enrollment fee and prior to the first day of class a student decides not to attend, a full refund of the $200.00 registration fee will be made to the student within thirty (30) days of giving written notice to the school.

All students are required to purchase the study guide and CD prior to entering the school so that they may have a chance to review the materials and practice in preparation for class.

The Texas Auction Academy accepts cash, checks, money orders, MasterCard, Visa and Discover. The school does not have a policy for financing tuition and fees.

Placement and Assistance
Most students who attend an auction school already have a good idea about which area of the auction business they plan to pursue. Texas Auction Academy includes course work that covers how to find employment in the auction industry and in the field of sale management. As in many businesses – confidence, ambition, desire and determination, as well as the individuals energy level and effort put forth will determine each student’s success or failure.

The Texas Auction Academy is willing to recommend and furnish references whenever possible and will provide you with a news release form that you can complete and send to the newspapers in your area announcing your graduation and your availability as an auctioneer. There is no extra charge for these services.

Career Opportunities
* Real Estate Auctions: Residential Real Estate – Agricultural Real Estate – Commercial Real Estate – Farm & Ranch Property – Land Auctions – Recreational Property Auctions – Trophy Property Auctions
* Farm & Machinery Auctions
* Wholesale Dealer Auto Auctions
* Collector & Exotic Car Auctions
* Auction House & Gallery Auctions
* Livestock Sale Barn Auctions
* Purebred & Registered Livestock Auctions
* Reading Pedigrees
* Antiques, Collectibles & Art Auctions
* General Merchandise Auctions
* Fundraising & Benefit Auctions
* Industrial Plant Liquidation Auctions
* Commercial Asset Auctions
* Consignment Auctions
* Bankruptcy, SBA & Government Auctions
* Estates & Living Estate Auctions
* Business Liquidations

Credit for Previous Education, Training or Experience
The school will review any previous training, education and experience submitted with proper documentation. The school may grant credit for training, education and experience that is directly related to the course of instruction.