The British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association consists of nearly 100 dedicated yacht brokers across the Province. The benefits of membership with your association are many and continue to grow. (link to Membership Benefits).
Greater than any individual benefit, becoming a BCYBA member is about demonstrating your commitment to the yacht brokerage profession, and conveying confidence to boat buyers and sellers. BCYBA membership can help achieve that.
BCYBA is an association of your peers dedicated to the interest of yacht brokers and boaters. Our goals — whether its CPYB national certification, updated tax information, government affairs — are designed to provide value to you as a full time yacht broker, and assist you in operating a successful marine business.
Qualifications and Applications
BCYBA membership is available in two forms: Corporate and Individual.
BCYBA Membership Application Process
The BCYBA Board of Directors reviews all applications at the Board meeting immediately following the date the application is received.
Each yacht brokerage firm wishing to join the BCYBA must apply for a Corporate Membership, and all full time yacht brokers at the firm must apply to become Individual members.
- membership in Boating BC
- publicly accessible office open during business hours
- all applicants must use a trust or escrow account for brokerage transactions
- all applicants must hold a current applicable business license
- all applications must be endorsed by two current BCYBAS Corporate members.
BCYBA Corporate Membership Online Application
or Print the Corporate Membership PDF Application Form
All persons engaged in the business of full time yacht brokers are highly encouraged to qualify and join the BCYBA.
The applicant will be sent study material for the BCYBA entry level exam, Broker 101. Applicants must successfully complete this exam within three months of applying for BCYBA membership.
The Broker 101 Exam is administered at the BCYBA offices in downtown Vancouver, and in Sidney, for Vancouver Island brokers as determined by demand. There is a non-refundable exam administration fee of $25.
Once you have passed Broker 101, your membership is pending for one year. After this time, you application is resubmitted to the BCYBA Board of Directors for final approval.
If you have applied for BCYBA membership and need to take Broker 101, please contact Suzanne Sumera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BCYBA Individual Membership Application
or Print the Individual Membership PDF Application Form