Awards & Certifications

Certifications: The Letters Behind The Name

Doctors have MD after their names. Accountants, CPA. Scott and Sara are very proud of the prestigious letters behind their names, CAI, BAS and AMM.

CAI 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. Scott and Sara are both take pride in this designation.

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 and Sara are proud graduate of the CAI course which is taught on campus at Indiana University. This class is a three year process and a combination of classwork, instruction, and field experience. Sara, ever the overachiever, won the Rose award which is given for the top

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 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. Scott has not only earned this designation, he is an instructor for the course.

AMM; Auction Marketing Management designees are experts in about branding, marketing, audience and messaging, with a heavy technology slant. Some of the topics covered are advanced Facebook marketing, online metrics, and some traditional marketing. Sara’s knowledge and skill with marketing utilizing social media marketing is amazing.


As  experts in the industry of Fundraising Auction Events, Sara and Scott are often selected to present at the National Auctioneers Association Conference and Show as well as the Benefit Auctioneers Summit. The information they share comes from real time learning, education, on the job training, and being passionate about their work.


Sara Rose Bytnar:

  • 2017 International Auctioneer Champion, Women’s Division
  • 2016 Ohio Auctioneer Championship, Finalist
  • 2016 Michigan Auctioneer Championship, 1st Runner Up
  • 2014 Florida Auctioneer Champion


Scott Robertson Auctioneers: 

  • 2017 – 15 1st & 2nd Place Awards in the NAA Marketing Competition
  • 2016 – 14 1st & 2nd Place Awards in the NAA Marketing Competition