BAS – Benefit Auctioneer Specialist

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The National Auctioneers Association’s program designed to teach professional auctioneers the planning techniques that create successful benefit auctions. BAS auctioneers learn marketing skills and create a business strategy to build their clientele and profits.

The National Auctioneers Association created the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) professional designation to provide advanced training in planning and conducting successful benefit auctions, as well as techniques to establish a successful and profitable benefit auction business. BAS student are taught how to market themselves to prospective clients, aid clients in coordinating a well-planned auction, market the auction and create a fun and exciting event that generates more revenue for clients and auction businesses. Auctioneers are regularly asked to donate their services to charity. The BAS course will teach you how to help charities build a successful auction and articulate them to the value of hiring your auction company to manage their next benefit auction.


To attend:

  •   Be at least 21 years of age
  •   Be a high school graduate or equivalent
  •   Complete the Prerequisite Designation Course before attending or hold another NAA designation

To complete the designation:

  •   Complete 24 classroom hours
  •   Complete all assignments
  •   Pass final exam
  •   Submit an auction summary
  •   Submit proof of 6 (six) benefit auctions

To maintain the designation:

  •   Pay yearly designation fee
  •   Obtain 24-hours of continuing education every three years

Tuition Cost:

Member price – $ 570
Non-member price – $870


Contact the NAA Education Department at (913) 541-8084 or email


The NAA office will be closed Monday, May 30. Have a safe Memorial Day weekend!