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Certified Business Intermediaries surpasses 500 mark; near historic high



(INDEPENDENCE, OHIO – June 19, 2018)– The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is excited to announce that more than 500 individuals have achieved its prestigious Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation.

“This is a very challenging and time intensive certification to achieve,” said Jeff Snell, IBBA Credentialing Committee Chair and 2019 IBBA Board Chair-Elect. “It takes dedication and a personal commitment to excellence to complete the program. Business sellers and buyers want to work with the best during a business sale, and CBIs stand out as the industry leaders.”

CBI certification represents the gold standard in the business brokerage industry and is granted to individuals who complete required course work, pass an extensive competency exam, and agree to uphold the IBBA’s Professional Standards and Code of Ethics. The IBBA is on track to surpass its previous all-time high of 523 CBIs in 2009.

“We’ve invested significant resources in raising awareness that business brokers, and especially CBIs, are specialized professionals and critical to achieving a successful business transference,” stated Kylene Golubski, IBBA Executive Director. “Business sellers are now looking for the CBI designation when selecting a business broker, which in turn is driving demand for the certification.”

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About the International Business Brokers Association
The IBBA provides business brokers with education, conferences, professional designations and networking opportunities. As an exclusive education opportunity, it offers coursework and seminars required to obtain its prestigious Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) certification.

The IBBA also strives to create professional relationships with successful business transaction advisors to increase the value of the IBBA to its members and to be a leader in the exchange of business referrals. Membership in the IBBA includes these excellent networking opportunities, as well as a complete package of other benefits and services. Formed in 1983, the IBBA has members around the world. For more information about the IBBA, visit the website at www.ibba.org

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