New Broker Course

Signing up for, and completing the course does not qualify as CYBA Membership. Applying for CYBA Membership is separate and details can be found on the Membership Requirements Page.

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The charter yacht industry has many specialized facets and professional nuances because it serves a small niche market. There is very little information to be found online from any source or authority, requiring most brokers to learn ‘on the job’ at the risk of making mistakes, causing charter clients to be misinformed, charged too much, or otherwise unpleasantly surprised by any number of things. Beyond that, in running these risks, the brokers themselves potentially risk their own good reputation, which is essential in this field.

By signing up for this course, you will be making a commitment to be the best Charter Broker you can be, and we wholeheartedly commend you on your decision. Only once you are an Active CYBA Member can you use the CYBA Logo on your website and in your email signature.

The CYBA Online New Broker Course is designed to give you a thorough knowledge of the yacht charter business, and provide a resource for you to refer back to for guidance as your career evolves. It entails 10 chapters and, at the end of each chapter, there will be a 10-question multiple choice exam, requiring a passing grade of 80% before you may advance to the next chapter. After successfully completing each of the 10-chapter exams, there will be a final exam of 100 questions, requiring at least 80% correct answers to receive your Certificate of Completion.

The CYBA New Broker Online Course fee is $895, and you will have access to the course modules from the time you make your payment, no matter how long it takes you to complete the course! You will also earn access to any future updates on the course syllabus. As the course is intended to provide you with an educational resource, once you’ve accessed the course, CYBA does not offer any refunds.

Once you’ve completed the course, if you meet CYBA’s membership requirements, we certainly encourage you to apply to become a member. (Completion of the course is NOT required to become a member, however, nor does it give membership automatically.)

What are you waiting for? There’s no time like the present to find out all you need to know!

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected] – we’ll be happy to help!


1. Insurance for Brokers, Yachts and Clients

2. Charter Broker Role and Responsibilities

3. Executing Yacht Charter Business Efficiently

4. Boat Show Purpose and Protocol

5. Associations and their Role in the Industry

6. Charter Yacht Licenses and Legalities

7. Yacht Databases

8. Central Agent Roles and Responsibilities

9. Sales Tax and VAT

10. Contract Terms Clauses and Applicability

CYBA Members receive 50% off
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“Thank you for an informative course. I feel more knowledgeable when I speak to Charter Managers, just knowing how the system works.”
“I have just completed the CYBA course and I’d like to thank you for hosting such an informative course. If you would accept my Linked-in request I’d love to keep in contact for training employees of my company, Nicholsons International. Best wishes”
“The course took less time than I thought it would, and there is so much valuable information. Great that I can refer back to the course when I need to.”
“Loved the online course. I look forward to applying for CYBA membership in the next couple of years.”
Receive incentive rates if multiple employees enroll in the Course within a 12-month time frame. Incentive rates are as follows, based on a sliding 5%-off structure:

1st employee/$895
2nd employee/$850
3rd employee/$805
4th employee/$760
5th employee/$716

A maximum discount of 20% will be provided and employee enrollment dates must be within a 12-month time frame to apply. Email [email protected] to take advantage of this special pricing.
Who can / should be taking the New Brokers Course?

Although the course is accessible to anyone with the ambition of becoming a broker, we believe it will be a lot more beneficial to those who have some experience in the yachting industry either as a broker, or crew.

Is the course for developing a yacht charter company as a business or for an individual developing as a yacht broker?

The course is useful for both, a charter company and a yacht broker whether he/she is employed by a charter company, a freelancer or an individual running a yacht charter business.

Does this course make me a legal charter broker?

Although this course will not make you a legal charter broker, it will enhance your professional development and deepen your background knowledge.

Would this course be useful for yacht sales?

This is not a course for yacht sales but rather for retail charter.  It does not issue state licenses but rather a certificate of completion which is required by many Charter Shows worldwide.  It is an overall introduction and explanation of the tools one requires to become a Yacht Charter Broker.

Is this an online course?


Does this course automatically give the student CYBA membership?

This course doesn’t automatically give the student CYBA membership. To become a CYBA member, one needs to have at least two years of experience as a charter broker. You can view further requirements for becoming a CYBA member HERE

What does it mean to become a CYBA Certified Broker?

It means you would join one of the largest communities of yachting industry professionals, who work together on supporting and developing the industry through putting in place common professional standards and providing members with industry information and legal advice.

How can we pay for the course?

Payment for the course is done online with credit/debit card.

Is there a timeline within which the course has to be completed?

There is no time line within which the course has to be completed. However, the exams throughout the course are initially set to provide the examinee with two attempts. If an examinee fails these first two attempts they will have to contact the administrator to allow them to re-sit the exams.

CYBA Members receive 50% off
Not yet a member? Apply Now