Your Certified Professional Yacht Broker designation is valid for 3 years. Your certification expiration date is shown on your CPYB Certificate of Completion. It is also available under your profile on the CPYB website under "Find a Broker" and on the "Member Login" section.
In order to qualify for recertification, you must complete 30 approved continuing education credits every 3 years. In addition, a $180 recertification fee for association members, $450 for non-association members.
The CPYB Certification Advisory Council (CAC) reviews and authorizes education activities that may be credited toward CPYB recertification. These activities are listed on the CPYB Recertification Credit Submission Form. You will need to submit the CPYB Recertification Credit Submission Form 2019 indicating the credits you've earned, by mail or fax to the CPYB Office. Information about credits earned may not be submitted by phone, e-mail, or third parties. Credits must be submitted within twelve months of activity.
If you attend or participate in an activity that is not yet listed on the CPYB Recertification Credit Submission Form and would like to have the activity count towards recertification, please send in a request by mail or fax to the CPYB office for review. Please include the following information with your request: your name, description of activity, date held/attended, and the name and contact for the event sponsor. You will get a reply within four weeks of our office receiving your request.
The CPYB Office will keep track of the credits you submit using the CPYB Recertification Credit Submission Form. The office will also manage approved association events that you have attended and signed in to and signed out of after the event. In addition, your credits, as well as date of renewal, will be listed on the CPYB website below your name. If you have questions regarding your continuing education numbers, please contact Colleen McDonough, Manager of the program. Transcripts are now available for viewing on the website in the MembersLogin section. It is your responsibility to ensure that your CPYB transcripts are correct and up-to-date.
The CPYB office attempts to notify you of your certification expiration by email but you are able to access your expiration date, number of credits and transcript on the Members Login section of the website. Please be sure your current brokerage information and email are on file with the CPYB office. Credits, as well as your date of renewal, are also listed under your name on the website under "Find a Broker."
Once your CPYB certification expires, you will have a 90-day grace period for meeting your recertification requirements. If you fail to meet the requirements for recertification within 90 days after your CPYB certification date, you must re-apply and be re-tested in order to regain your CPYB designation, and you will lose continuity of your certification. Please call the CPYB office to discuss your options.
Stay ahead of the game by participating in as many educational activities as you can. It not only puts you on the right track for CPYB recertification but you will also be enhancing your professional career. You can find out more about CPYB approved education activities through the CPYB web site.