Josh Levine of Scottsdale works towards auctioneers accolades

Josh Levine (submitted photo)

Josh Levine (submitted photo)

Two auctioneers from J. Levine Auction & Appraisal in Scottsdale recently completed their first year of courses at the Certified Auctioneers Institute.

The CAI program is the industry’s premier training program developed by the National Auctioneers Association for auction professionals.

Levine owner and auctioneer Josh Levine, of Scottsdale, and J. Levine auctioneer Scott Jones, of Chandler, are participating in the three-year CAI designation program that provides auction professionals the opportunity to earn the auction industry’s most respected professional designation.

CAI is an intensive, executive development program offering professional auctioneers instruction and coursework in business management, ethics, communication, finance, strategic planning and marketing, according to a press release.

The NAA conducts CAI every year in March at Indiana University in Bloomington. CAI candidates join auctioneers from across the world to learn from some of the nation’s most distinguished and respected leaders in the auction industry.

As of February 2016, there were approximately 900 current CAI designation holders in the world.

Founded by Josh Levine, J. Levine Auction & Appraisal has grown by 300 percent since it opened in 2009, the release stated. The high-end auction house conducts monthly estate auctions featuring rare antiques, fine art, and other coveted collectibles. As one of the largest auction houses in the Southwest, J. Levine reaches thousands of distinguished bidders worldwide each month, averaging more than 7,000 bidders from more than 60 countries.

J. Levine’s next auction takes place Thursday through Saturday, May 26, 27 and 28. A free preview of the items begins on Monday, May 23. For more details, call 480-496-2212 or visit

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