Certified Business Intermediary (CBI)
What is a CBI?
A CBI is an experienced, proven professional whose claim of competence is supported and documented. A CBI has the proven skills necessary to handle the marketing, negotiations and complex details involved in the purchase or sale of your business.
Any person licensed to sell real estate can call themselves business brokers. However, only a few of us have the education, experience and the designation of Certified Business Intermediary.
Why should you use a CBI?
A CBI can help you optimize your transaction by identifying better prospects, clarifying investment potential, and helping you select the lawyers, accountants and other professionals who will provide the necessary counsel to assure the best possible for you and a successful transition of ownership.
What are the CBI Requirements?
Education – A CBI must complete a minimum of 68 class hours of business brokerage courses offered exclusively through the IBBA.
Experience – Competence in the application of knowledge gained through practical experience. A CBI must have a combined minimum of three years experience and education in business brokerage.
Knowledge – A high degree of knowledge garnered through the completion of required courses and the passing of their respective examinations.
Examination – The successful completion of a comprehensive examination.
Ethics – A thorough knowledge of, and loyalty to, the IBBA”s Code of Ethics.