Education - Professional Auctioneer Designations
Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS)
The National Auctioneers Association created the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) professional designation to provide Auctioneers with advanced training in planning and conducting successful benefit auctions, as well as techniques to establish a successful and profitable benefit auction business. BAS students 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 to them the value of hiring your auction company to manage their next benefit auction.
To attain the BAS designation, candidates must complete 21 hours of classroom training including the following areas:
- Fundraising components of benefit auctions
- Item acquisition
- Audience development
- Additional revenue-generating activities and items
- Solicitation of benefit auction clients
- Marketing, public relations and self-promotion
Upon completion of classroom activities, candidates must submit a detailed, written auction summary report and proof of at least six benefit auctions. Auctioneers must complete 24 hours of continuing education every three years and pay an annual designation fee to main their BAS designation.
BAS - $545.
Contact the NAA Education Department at (913) 541-8084 or email