Joshua Abner completes year one at the Certified Auctioneers Institute –
the auction profession’s premiere education program.

Cadiz, Kentucky 3/25/2016 – Cadiz auctioneer Josh Abner, of Compass Auctions & Real Estate, recently completed his first year of courses at the prestigious Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI). The CAI program is the industry’s premier training program developed by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) for auction professionals.

The three-year CAI designation program 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.

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.

Compass Auctions & Real Estate Western Kentucky Division Auctioneer Josh Abner provides professional value driven service with an industry leading competitive edge for all of your real estate, estate liquidation, land, equipment, and fund raising auction needs.

Josh Abner resides in Cadiz with wife Brooke Abner. To learn more about Abner, please call 270-839-3136, email or visit

For more information on CAI, its history and its standing as the premiere training program for auction professionals, contact the NAA at (913) 541-8084 or visit

About Compass Auctions & Real Estate

Compass Auctions & Real Estate’s mission is to serve our clients by providing an accelerated marketing campaign in combination with a competitive bidding platform allowing assets to achieve their greatest value in the shortest amount of time possible. With office locations in Western Kentucky, Chattanooga, Lebanon, and Nashville, Tennessee, and Atlanta, Georgia, Compass offers a host of services to the Southeastern region and Nationwide. With over 29 years of experience our Team of Professionals are available to assist you with exceptional service and proven results.

About the National Auctioneers Association
The National Auctioneers Association represents thousands of Auctioneers from the U.S. and across the world. The mission of the NAA is to provide critical resources to auction professionals that will enhance their skills and successes. The NAA’s headquarters are in Overland Park, Kan., and it was founded in 1949.

By Justin Ochs | Published April 5, 2016
Cadiz Auctioneer Completes Year 1 of Industry’s Top Designation