About CPYB

Yacht Sales Professionals (brokers, dealers, salespeople) have a benchmark for measuring their skills, abilities and performance, while, at the same time, enhancing their marketing value. Boat sellers and buyers are in a better position to select qualified, competent sales professionals with confidence and trust.

If you want to set yourself apart, the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program is for you.

 

 

Get
Certified

CPYB Certification is the mark of excellence for yacht sales professionals throughout North America.

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Earning Certification


CPYB brokers have met professional qualifications and have successfully passed a three-hour examination, testing their skills and knowledge as yacht sales professionals. If you are committed to professionalism and have what it takes, we invite you to apply.

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Renew Your
Certification

Retaining certification ensures you stay current with industry trends.

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Renew Your Certification


As you know, staying competitive and successful requires a continuing commitment to educating yourself on the latest industry information and insights. That is why the basis of CPYB Recertification requires your participation in educational activities and professional involvement that help you to remain one of the most experienced brokers in the brokerage industry.

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Upcoming Pre-Approved Events

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Wed
9
2022
March 9, 2022
10:00AM-12:00PM

CPYB Prep Exam & International Testing Day

Virtual

The CPYB exam is taken online. It consists of 145 multiple-choice questions. Each question is linked to at least one of the Principal Knowledge Categories/Topics.

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Wed
6
2022
April 6-8, 2022

Sail America Industry Conference

Eligible for 7 hours of CE

Annapolis, MD

Sail America’s Industry Conference is the place for sailing professionals. The day and a half event feature educational seminars, workshops, and networking events. It has hosted more than 150 attendees in the past and continues to grow.

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Announcement – 2021 CPYB Vincent J. Petrella Chairman’s Award Nominations Now Open
10/25/2021

Announcement – 2021 CPYB Vincent J. Petrella Chairman’s Award Nominations Now Open

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Vincent J. Petrella Chairman’s Award.  This award, established in 2019, recognizes a CPYB who exemplifies exceptional service and support in the promotion of the profession and the CPYB program.


Yacht Brokers Association of America, Inc. to Host Annual YBAA University in Annapolis, Maryland
06/03/2021

Yacht Brokers Association of America, Inc. to Host Annual YBAA University in Annapolis, Maryland

YBAA-U offers yacht brokers and industry professionals the opportunity to network, participate in business presentations, technology sessions, and panel discussions while earning continuing education hours toward their Certified Professional Yacht Brokers (CPYB) exam.


CPYB Mourns Long-Time YBAA Member and CPYB, Vincent Morvillo
05/24/2021

CPYB Mourns Long-Time YBAA Member and CPYB, Vincent Morvillo

YBAA is saddened to announce the passing of board member and friend Vincent "Vince" Morvillo, CPYB. Vincent Morvillo, Jr., of League City, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Webster, Texas at the age of 75.


The 2021 Connecticut Spring Boat Show is On!
03/17/2021

The 2021 Connecticut Spring Boat Show is On!

The 5th Connecticut Spring Boat Show will take place Friday, April 30th, Saturday, May 1st, and Sunday, May 2nd-at Safe Harbor Essex Island, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT.