Auction Academy Opens Registration for Class Group 8 at CAR

Franklin, TN — Auction Academy has announced it will open formal registration for Class Group 8 in conjunction with the CAR Conference, to be held March 28-30 in Las Vegas.  This class will launch its eight-session program in August of 2023 in Nashville, TN, following with its second quarterly meeting in November in Phoenix, AZ in conjunction with NRC/Used Car Week.

“We are already adding students to the roster and expect to fill our 8th Class Group quickly,” said Penny Wanna, President of Auction Academy.  “Positive reviews by previous graduates and the companies they work for have generated great interest and excitement for the upcoming Class Group.”

Auction Academy Class Group 8 will meet in-person quarterly to pursue the academy’s in-depth curriculum, alternating with virtual classroom training on a variety of industry topics.

Auction Academy was developed by TPC Management Company at the urging of a number of industry leaders who saw the need for formal training for the rising generation of auction industry leadership. Its two-year training and development experience is structured like an Executive MBA program. With faculty drawn from expert practitioners around the country, Auction Academy’s course of study is designed to enhance essential skill sets, promote best practices and yield better auction performance. The curriculum includes site visits, field trips and work with industry experts in all areas of auction operations.

“Since the founding of Auction Academy in 2012 we have been tremendously fortunate to have involved and enthusiastic sponsors, whose contributions have shaped this program of continuing education,” said Wanna. 

“To date Auction Academy has graduated 138 students from the two-year program, and, with additions to our curriculum, 100% have received certifications for IARA CAR, IARA ACT, NAAA Safety and NAAA Data Security through our instruction and proctoring,” Wanna continued.  “We are extremely grateful to our Partnering and Academic Sponsors, along with auctions and related companies across the country who have enthusiastically opened their doors to host class sessions.  Their interest in and influence on the curriculum continues to strengthen the industry, and we welcome the support of other companies that wish to participate with us.”

For additional information about Auction Academy, or registration materials, contact Penny Wanna, Auction Academy President, at (615) 591-4544 or