Awards & Certifications

The Letters Behind The Name

BAS, CAI, FAA, NAA designations

Doctors have MD after their names. Accountants, CPA. Scott is also very proud of the prestigious letters behind his name, CAI and BAS.

Scott Robertson - Purple vest head shotCAI stands for Certified Auctioneers Institute. It’s a designation awarded to standout members of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA), an organization founded in 1949 and headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.

The NAA represents the interest of thousands of auctioneers in the United States, Canada and across the world. The association is dedicated to providing its members with educational programming and resources to help them advance their professional careers.

The NAA provides its members with a diverse range of professional designation courses specifically designed to help auctioneers specialize while expanding their professional knowledge. Scott is a proud graduate of the CAI course that was taught on campus at Indiana University and takes three years to complete through three one-week classes.

BAS stands for Benefit Auctioneer Specialist. The NAA created the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) professional designation to provide advanced training in planning and conducting successful benefit auctions, as well as techniques to establish a successful and profitable benefit auction business. BAS student 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.

He also takes great pride in the fact the NAA invited him to present “How To Use Music To Motivate Bidders” at one of their annual conventions.

In addition to the NAA, Scott is also a member of the Florida Auctioneers Association.

As for awards, Scott is a former Florida Auction Bid Calling Champion and a frequent competitor in the International Auctioneer Championship Competitor.