CES Auctioneer DesignationCES – Certified Estate Specialist

The National Auctioneers Association’s program designed to help professional auctioneers understand how to properly conduct and deal with the settling of estates. The course also educates professional auctioneers on working with family members and dealing with lawyers and accountants.

This professional designation is designed to provide Auctioneers with custom education in conducting estate auctions. Auctioneers are called upon by families and attorneys to aid in the auctioning of an estate. The CES program provides Auctioneers with the professional and legal training to assist their clients with all their estate liquidation needs.

Training includes instruction in these areas:

  • Legal and financial aspects of liquidating an estate
  • Working with estate professionals (trustees, tax attorneys, financial planners, etc.)
  • Marketing to estate planning professionals
  • Role and responsibilities of the auctioneer
  • Understanding the relationships of parties involved in the estate
  • Marketing your auction firm to grow your estate auction business


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

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 education@auctioneers.org