An apprentice auctioneer shall only conduct or assist in auctions under the direct supervision of his sponsoring auctioneer. A licensed apprentice auctioneer may not enter into a contract to conduct an auction unless the contract is cosigned by his sponsoring auctioneer.
The sponsoring auctioneer is responsible for the actions of an apprentice auctioneer. It is his responsibility to insure adherence to this and all applicable sections of state law: Provided, That if the apprentice auctioneer conducts auctions without the consent of his sponsor, only the apprentice auctioneer is subject to the penalties in section eight of this article.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session