Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled the most frequently asked questions about C4 and its various certifications in this document. If your question is not answered here, we encourage you to email us at info@cryptoconsortium.org.

How do I get certified?

C4's certification process is modelled after the certification process employed by many other certifying bodies. The process has four steps:

  1. Learn the knowledge necessary for certification
  2. Take the certification exam (requires payment of an examination fee)
  3. Submit your information to C4
  4. Complete your application (requires payment of an application fee)

How do I learn about Bitcoin and/or other cryptocurrencies?

There is a lot of open-source information out there that will teach you much more than what is required to pass C4 exams. If you excel at self-study, the best way to learn is by teaching yourself! A guide is available on our blog that will help you find free resources available on the Internet. However, we recognize that everyone learns differently.

Another great source is the Bitcoin Education Project which is organized by Charles Hoskinson. While this content is not tailored specifically to the CBP or CBX exams, it provides excellent content from which you can learn about Bitcoin.

Why are there two fees - an examination fee and an application fee?

C4's certification process is modelled after the certification process that has been used by other certifying bodies for decades. The examination fee covers the costs associated with creating and administering the exam, whereas the application fee covers the processing of your certification, such as printing and shipping your physical certificate, and digitally signing your digital certificate.

What does C4 do with the examination and application fees?

C4 is a non-profit organization dedicated to measuring cryptocurrency knowledge in its applicants. The majority of the fees go to supporting our daily operations including costs associated with the development, hosting, and improvements of our website, our offices, licensing fees for our 3rd party vendors, and issuing certificates by mail to those who achieve certification. All profits will be donated to various other non-profit and charitable organizations around the world who are helping in the cryptocurrency space. Please watch our twitter feed for notifications of where the profits are going!

Why am I asked to upload my resume to become certified?

Most certifications require submitting a curriculum vitae or resume. C4's certifications are no different. Per our Privacy Policy, C4 works with cryptocurrency companies to help them find professionals in their area. C4 will only share this information with other parties with your consent, which can be given via the My Information page. If you have not consented to sharing your information, your personal information and resume will never be shared with anyone.

I just completed my exam and answered a few questions incorrectly. Can I see these answers?

In order to maintain a high level of integrity of C4's exams, the results are kept private. This is to minimize the opportunity for cheating and ensure that anyone who successfully passes an examination truly posesses the level of knowledge associated with its certification.

What happens if I fail my exam?

In the event you fail your exam, you will be able to retake it by paying the examination fee a second time. Once you've successfully passed your exam you can then complete your application for certification.

I just completed my exam and saw two questions that seemed similar. Why?

C4's exams are compiled from a database of questions significantly larger than the exam itself. When being compiled, a few questions are randomly chosen from each of the topics within that certification's Common Body of Knowledge. While it should be rare, it's possible that two similar questions can be chosen from a single topic.

I love what you're doing and want to help. How can I get started?

C4 is a non-profit organization run mostly by volunteers. If you possess knowledge about cryptocurrencies and would like to use this knowledge to help accurately measure this knowledge in others, we'd love to have you on one of our committees. Please contact us at info@cryptoconsortium.org.

I would like to teach cryptocurrencies and use C4's tests for my students' exams. How can I get started?

C4 licenses its various trademarks (CBP, CBX, etc.) and Common Bodies of Knowledge to educators around the world so that their students can be measured against a single common standard. If you would like to use any of C4s marks or CBKs in your curriculum (i.e. "This course prepares you for the CBP exam"), please contact info@cryptoconsortium.org.