auctioneering seeking approval must provide the Commission with the following
(a) Completed application on a
form approved by the Commission and required fee. (See fee schedule.)
(b) Submit evidence that all instructors in
the school have a minimum of five years of experience in the auction
profession, or in a profession directly related to the instruction
(c) Submit evidence of a
policy requiring students to spend at least 80 credit hours in class and 10
days in attendance, and to be completed within an 80-day calendar period for
certification of graduation from the school;
(d) Submit a copy of the written examination
required for certification of graduation from the school, the testing policy,
and the passing score for the test; and
Submit a curriculum which contains a
minimum of 80 credit hours earned in not less than ten (10) days which must
include the following subjects:
2. Georgia law, rules and
regulations governing the profession of auctioneering;
4. Laws relating to bulk sales and the
uniforms commercial code as it relates to auctioneering;
6. Contracts; and
7. Accounting and bookkeeping procedures, and
final settlements. Other subjects that may be included in the curriculum are:
antiques and furniture, art, automobiles, bankruptcy, estates, business
liquidations, farm equipment, heavy machinery, jewelry, livestock, real estate,
tobacco, set-up, conducting, personnel, and personal hygiene.
(2) An approved school
shall notify the Commission within 30 days of any change(s) in the curriculum
plan that was submitted with the application as required by paragraph (1)
during the time the school is approved.
(3) An approved school which fails to comply
with any requirement provided by the laws or rules, or which fails to meet the
requirements provided in paragraph (1) of this rule may lose its approval by
the Commission after written notice by mail to the last address on file with
the Commission. The school has ten (10) days to respond to the notice. If the
notice is returned "undeliverable," "unclaimed," "address unknown," or "moved,
left no forwarding address," or if the school fails to respond within the ten
(10) days, the school shall be deemed to waive its right to respond.
(4) All approved schools must renew
Commission-approval and pay a renewal fee as prescribed by the Commission on or
before February 28, of even years beginning in 2006.
(5) Any school during the time it is approved
by the Commission may use only the following language indicating its approval
status in all materials or advertisements published and/or distributed on
behalf of the school: "This school was approved by the Georgia Auctioneers
Commission on (date) and its approval expires February 28, (year)."
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 55-8-.01
Original Rule entitled
"Schools" adopted. F. May 17, 1990; eff.
June 6, 1990.
Amended: F. Feb. 25,
1997; eff. Mar. 17, 1997.
Amended: F. Nov. 26,
2001; eff. Dec. 16, 2001.
Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F.
May 10, 2005; eff.
May 30, 2005.