CBAs are people who work for a Qualatex Balloon Network (QBN) Business Member and have successfully completed the program's written tests, as well as the CBA Practical Examination to demonstrate their knowledge of the QBN curriculum and ability to produce quality balloon work.
the QBN curriculum features systems and methods that have proven
to be successful with leading balloon retailers, we recognize there
are other systems and methods that also work well for many balloon
The purpose of QBN testing and the CBA Practical Exam is to confirm knowledge and skill. By doing so, QBN Business Members and Pioneer Balloon Company are better able to trust CBAs with referral business because they have demonstrated their knowledge in an objective way.
What is a Certified Balloon Artist (CBA)? Technically, a CBA is a balloon professional who has:
Taken and passed (with a score of 80% or above) the CBA Practical Exam – a timed, 4-hour, hands-on exam designed to confirm knowledge of the QBN curriculum. Download our Guide to Taking the CBA Practical Exam for more details.
Professionals who earn the CBA designation have chosen to grow their businesses through networking with other balloon professionals, continuing their education, giving and receiving referrals, and taking advantage of the marketing support available to CBAs.
There are currently more than 2,000 Certified Balloon Artist professionals worldwide.
should I earn my CBA? • Learn more skills
and earn accreditation to use in promoting your balloon services and
expanding your business.
Purchase, study, and complete all of the tests in the QBN
Kits: either “QBN Balloon Basics,” “QBN Balloon Deliveries & Bouquets,” and “QBN Balloon Decor” in the new and improved, DVD-based QBN Kits, OR Vols. 1-5 in the original, videotape-based QBN Kits.
3. Receive notification from Pioneer that you’ve passed each test.
Sign up for a CBA Practical Exam by sending in the CBA
Practical Exam Sign-up Form and four Classic Balloon Decor
photos with a completed Job Cost Form for each, as well as paying the US$40 exam fee (if taking
the test in the USA) at least 30 days prior to the exam. Visit Shows & Events for a current listing of Practical Exam dates.