Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP)

A Certified Bitcoin Professional is knowledgeable about the Bitcoin blockchain, Bitcoin transactions, and how the Bitcoin network operates. CBPs are able to apply Bitcoin technology to their professional area of expertise and understand privacy aspects, double-spending, and other issues that relate to the currency.


2 years
Examination Fee
Application Fee
Renewal Fee

CBPs have professional working knowledge in 33 topics which cover six (6) domains of Bitcoin knowledge.

These six domains make up the Common Body of Knowledge that all Bitcoin professionals must possess to earn the CBP designation.

The following careers would benefit from certification:
  • Accountants and Controllers
  • Sales & Marketing professionals
  • Professors, Teachers, and Educators
  • Entrepreneurs
  • IT Professionals
  • Call Centre Representatives
  • Project Managers
  • Anyone who uses Bitcoin in their daily lives

Exam Information

The exam includes 75 multiple-choice and true/false questions covering each of the 33 topics listed below. The exam is time-limited to 20 minutes, so you will not have an opportunity to use a search engine. A passing grade of 70% is required to apply for certification. If you fail the exam, you can pay to take the exam again. You will be unable to apply for certification until you have successfully passed the exam.

Once you've paid your exam fee, there is no time limit imposed on when you must take your exam. Feel free to wait as long as you like after paying until you're ready to take the exam without fear of any penalty. However, once you begin the exam you will only have 20 minutes to answer all 75 questions.

Studying for the CBP exam is easy. The 33 topics are covered extensively online making it easy to learn the knowledge required for certification. A CBP Study Guide is available to assist your review.
The Common Body of Knowledge for the Certified Bitcoin Professional certification is defined as follows:
  1. History of Money and Ledger-based Economics
    • Centralized Ledgers
    • Functions of Currency
    • Distributed Consensus
    • History of Bitcoin
    • Price Derivation
  2. Basic Cryptography
    • Terms and Definitions
    • Hash Functions
    • Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption
    • Digital Signatures
  3. Bitcoin Basics
    • Bitcoin Community
    • Bitcoin Addresses and Keys
    • Bitcoin Transactions
    • Bitcoin Blockchain Ledger
    • bitcoin the Unit
    • Bitcoin the Network
    • BIPs
    • Buying and Selling bitcoin
    • Blockchain Explorers
    • UTXOs
  4. Mining
    • Purpose and Function
    • Algorithm
    • Mining Pools
    • Mining Hardware
    • Security and Centralization
  5. Wallets, Clients and Key Management
    • Wallet Types
    • Bitcoin Clients
    • Deterministic Wallets (AKA BIP32)
    • Passphrase-Encrypted Wallets (AKA BIP38)
    • Backup
    • Importing and Exporting
  6. Bitcoin Commerce
    • Bitcoin as a Merchant
    • Bitcoin Payment Processors 
    • Secure Payment Protocol (AKA BIP70)