About the NAA
Founded in 1949, NAA is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to auction professionals. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., the NAA represents the interests of thousands of auction professionals in the U.S., Canada and across the world.

The NAA is a membership-based organization and represents a range of auction professionals who service a variety of industries. The association is dedicated to providing its members with educational programming and resources to help them advance themselves and, in turn, the industry. Members of the NAA abide by a strict Code of Ethics and are connected with an extensive network of auction professionals.

Mission, Vision, and Cornerstones

Adopted by the Board of Directors 07/13/2020

NAA serves auction entrepreneurs with services provided based on four cornerstones: promotions, advocacy, education, and community.


NAA will be the voice of the auction profession.

The work is achieved through four cornerstones:
  • Advocacy
  • Promotions
  • Community
  • Education

Charges for the Four Cornerstones

NAA advocates for policies on behalf of its members and for the adoption of the auction methodology of competitive bidding.

NAA encourages the auction methodology of competitive bidding to the public and the value added to auction entrepreneurs by association membership.

NAA will support auction entrepreneurs through community building that fosters relationships, shares knowledge, and advances the auction profession's common causes.

NAA provides relevant educational resources to auction entrepreneurs and their team members to build knowledge and skills to conduct auctions and grow their businesses successfully.