Recertification Requirements

Recertification of the CBB designation is required every 4 years.

  1. Membership in CABB and Agreement to uphold the Association's Code of Ethics
  2. Completion of CABB 501. This course is often only offered 2 times a year (one in NorCal and one in SoCal), please plan accordingly based on your expiration date.
  3. Effective January 1, 2021 completion of CABB 250 Legal Aspects
  4. Earning a total of 4 credits (see below) from selling California-based business transactions (not Real Estate) that have successfully closed within the past 4 years.
    Download Transaction Proof Template.
    • Credits can be earned as follows:
      • $100,000 - $2 Million Transaction Value – Representing buyer or seller (1 Credit)
      • Above $2 Million Transaction Value – Representing buyer or seller (2 Credits)
      • Managing Broker – 0.5 Credits per transaction that you oversee (i.e. 8 transactions equal 4 credits)
    • Closed Transactions must meet one of the following criteria:
      • Minimum Gross Transaction amount (purchase price) of $100,000 or
      • Minimum gross success fee/commission of $10,000
  5. Attendance at 2 industry conferences in the past 4 years (CABB, IBBA or M&A Source), minimum of 1 CABB Conference
  6. Completion of the CBB Application and $50 Application Fee.*

Click here to view the CABB CBB Policy Manual

Download the PDF Renewal Application for CABB CBB

Click here to submit the $50 CBB Application Fee

*As a reminder, you need to be logged into your Member Dashboard to submit the $50 application fee.


A one-time, one-year bridge extension may be requested if a CBB credential is about to expire and the holder is not able to complete all the renewal requirements on time. The application and fee should be submitted no later than December 31 of the expiring year.


  1. Membership in CABB and Agreement to uphold the Association's Code of Ethics
  2. Payment for $50 Extension Fee
  3. Register and pay for a CABB 501 course in the year the credential is expiring, although the course may be taken in the future.
  4. A member may only use the bridge extension once in the lifetime of the program.

*You can view your CBB Status on the member dashboard.

Download the PDF Application for CBB Extension

Click here to submit the $50 CBB One-Time Bridge Extension Fee

The CBB committee is made up of volunteers and will do their best to process all applications in a timely matter. Please follow all instructions and provide all the necessary documentation as requested. Incomplete applications will result in delays or denial.

If a CBB credential lapses for any reason (recertification not renewed in time, or membership is not renewed in CABB), the member must immediately remove a claim of CBB Designation from all promotional and marketing materials. The lapsed member may apply for recertification at any time by utilizing the recertification guidelines and qualifications.