Excellent business angels should get excellent deals. However, while there are many people calling themselves business angels, not all of them show the same level of professionalism. Startups are looking for smart money. How can they know who to trust? And how can potential co-investors know?
What is the CBA?
The Certified Business Angel (CBA) is the world’s first independent, international certification of individual business angels (ISO 17024). It is a registered trademark and is based on the verification of a candidate’s grasp of the standardized CBA Body of Knowledge (see below).
Prerequisites for the certification
In order to be eligible for a CBA certification, it is necessary to complete our CBA course as preparation OR have a documented, at least one, successful exit. After the passed course you can register for the CBA Certification at one of our independent ISO-certified examination partners.
Candidates who have positively passed a written and an oral exam with one of our independent ISO-certified examination partners will receive the right to hold the CBA. As CBAs, they will be expected to abide by the CBA Code of Ethics. They will also receive membership in the exclusive alumni club.
Being a CBA (Certified Business Angel) serves as an internationally recognized signal of quality and seriousness. CBAs will benefit from better deal flow, better negotiating positions, international contacts to equally professional angels, and ongoing education services addressing common challenges.
Details regarding the admission requirements, the process, etc. are available on the website of the certification institution.
How to become a Licensee?
If you would like to become a licensee of BAI and offer our program in your country, you have to complete the Train-the-Trainer course with us. In this course, you will get all the knowledge you need to sell the CBA program in your country and will receive all the knowledge of angel investing.
You will get all the support you need from us to establish the CBA Program in your country.
For more detailed information, please write an email to our General Secretary, Mr. Berthold Baurek-Karlic: email@example.com.
Body of Knowledge