Board of Licensing of Auctioneers - Frequently Asked Questions - Licensing Questions

Do I need to pass a test?

Yes; 50 questions (multiple choice & true/false). You must get 80% correct in order to pass.

Where is the test given?

The test is given in our office at 76 Northern Avenue in Gardiner, Maine.

How often is the test given?

The test is given every other month. View exam schedule.

How much does the test cost?


Do I need to get a bond?

Before you apply for a license, you must provide a $10,000 surety bond. Check the yellow pages for Insurance companies who issue bonds.

What about continuing education?

Continuing education is not required for Auctioneers.

How can I get a permit for vehicle auctions?

Call the Bureau of Motor Vehicles at 624-9000. See 29 M.R.S.A. Chapter 9, SubChapter 5

Is my application confidential?

No. With the exception of Social Security Number, all application information is public. Contact information provided to the Board is posted on our website.