NCALB Executive Director Visits CAA

Mr. Charlie Diehl, the newly appointed Executive Director for the North Carolina Auctioneer Licensing Board (NCALB), recently visited Carolina Auction Academy (CAA) to meet with Stanly Community College (SCC) administrators, as well as CAA instructors and students.

Stanly Community College’s Executive Vice President of Educational Services, Robin McCree, and Vice President of Health & Public Services, Dr. Tammy Crump, along with CAA Instructors, Bill and Betty O’Neal, welcomed Mr. Diehl to the Crutchfield Education Center to discuss the success of CAA, tour the facility, and meet the students. Carolina Auction Academy recently celebrated its 10th anniversary this past August. Following a meeting, Mr. Diehl watched as CAA instructors directed drills and reviewed auction rules/regulations through Moodle, SCC’s e-learning platform, with the students.

Not only can individuals become professional auctioneers through CAA, but the academy is also approved, through the NCALB to teach Continuing Education credits for auctioneers, firms and designated person(s). CAA now offers a 2-hour course for anyone preparing to take the Designated Person or Auction Firm Exam. SCC/CAA has created a study guide called, Study Guide: Tips for taking the Designated Person or Auction Firm Exam, which the NCALB provides to all applicants preparing to take the exam.

Mr. Diehl intends to return for the student auction scheduled on November 3, 2015, at Hinson’s Auction House in Oakboro, NC, to see the students in action. The student auction is open to the public and proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Stanly Community College Foundation.

CAA’s next class begins on January 25, 2016, at the Crutchfield Education Center in Locust. Individuals may register by calling Eagle’s 1-Stop at (704) 991-0123.

Charlie Diehl

Pictured is Mr. Charlie Diehl (front row, second from the left), the newly appointed Executive Director of the NCALB, along with Carolina Auction Academy students.