Since its initiation in 2002, the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program has certified over 500 yacht sales professionals (YSPs) throughout the U.S. and Canada. Eligible, experienced YSPs who meet the application criteria and who successfully pass an examination earn their CPYB credentials, setting them apart as knowledgeable professionals dedicated to the highest ethical standards and to continued professional education and training. Ongoing education and recertification is required every 3 years.
As a cooperative venture among the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA), the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA), the Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA), the California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA), the British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association (BCYBA), the Gulf Coast Yacht Brokers Association (GCYBA) and the Boating Ontario Dealers, the CPYB program continues to set the standard for industry professionalism.
Just as the program currently recognizes qualified yacht sales professionals, the Endorsed Brokerage program honors brokerage firms and dealerships that are committed to the high standards of the CPYB program and who support their YSPs’ investment in attaining and maintaining their CPYB certification.