A. An apprentice license is valid only while the licensee has a licensed auctioneer who serves as the licensee's duly appointed supervisor. No apprentice auctioneer may enter into an agreement to conduct an auction without the express approval of the supervisor.
B. No licensed auctioneer shall serve as the supervisor of an apprentice auctioneer pursuant to 40-6-220, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976 (as amended), unless that person shall have held a valid South Carolina auctioneering license for three consecutive years preceding the date on which that licensed auctioneer is appointed as supervisor of the apprentice.
C. The supervising auctioneer assumes responsibility for the compliance of the apprentice with all laws and regulations governing the practice of auctioneering. The auctioneer-supervisor shall review the records of the apprentice auctioneer before each monthly report to the Commission.
D. No applicant, pursuant to S.C. Code Section 40-6-230, shall be deemed to have satisfactorily completed an apprenticeship until the applicant has participated in eighty hours of supervised training including forty hours of auctioneering, ten hours of auction ringing, twenty hours of clerking, and ten hours of cashiering. Such training must be completed in not less than one year nor more than two years. This section does not apply to apprentice auctioneers under supervising tobacco auctioneers.
E. Upon termination of such association, the auctioneer-supervisor shall immediately endorse the back of the apprentice's license, showing the date of termination, and return the same to the Commission for cancellation or transfer.
S.C. Code Regs. 14-15
Amended by State Register Volume 25, Issue
No. 5, Part 2, eff May 25, 2001; State Register Volume 45, Issue No. 05, eff. 5/28/2021.