Certified Business Advisor® Certificate | Office of Continuing and Distance Education | Kent State University

Certified Business Advisor® Certificate

The Certified Business Advisor® (CBA) is an on-demand, self-paced eLearning certification program specially designed for professionals who advise small business owners. 

Learn more about the program courses, guidelines, and resources

*Please note that registration is open the 20th-27th of each month. 

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Select the form below that best fits your situation. 

For BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS, use the Individual Registration Form (PDF)

  • Pay by credit card or by check/money order with the registration form above
  • If eligible for a 10% military veterans discount, pay here

For SBDC EMPLOYEES, use the SBDC Employee Registration Form (PDF)

  • Pay by credit card or by check/money order with the registration form above
  • If eligible for a 10% military veterans discount, pay here

For EMPLOYEES OF SPECIFIC ORGANIZATIONS, use the Employees of Specific Organizations Registration Form (PDF)

  • Specific organizations are defined as and are exclusively limited to: 
    • Export Assistance Network (EAN)
    • Entrepreneurial Services Provider Program (ESP)
    • Minority Business Assistance Program (MBAC)
    • Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
    • Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)
  • Pay by credit card or by check/money order with the registration form above
  • If eligible for a 10% military veterans discount, pay here

For registration questions and information on course veteran discounts, please feel free to call 330-672-3100 or email continuinged@kent.edu.

To maintain CBA certification, a minimum of 20 hours per calendar year of continuing education must be completed and documented. For more information on how to retain your certification, please contact Domini Hunt at domini.hunt@development.ohio.gov.

Cancellations and Refund Policy:
All cancellations and requests must be made, in writing, prior to the date on which an individual registrant's access to CBA courses begins; it will be listed in the confirmation letter. After this date, no cancellations, refunds, substitutions or transfer of fees will be processed. Requests should be sent to the Office of Continuing and Distance Education using one of the following:
Email: continuinged@kent.edu 
Fax: 330-672-2079
Mail: Office of Continuing and Distance Education
Kent State University
120 N. Lincoln Street
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001

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