Certified Blockchain Consultant® (CBC)


Institute of Blockchain® (IBS) Ltd is the Certification Awarding Body (CAB) and Certification Owner (CO) for the issuance of Certified Blockchain Consultant® (CBC).

A Certified Blockchain Consultant® is a blockchain professional who is trained in the executive, standards or technical blockchain tracks. The executive tracks cover the basics of Fintech & Blockchain, its business models & strategies and Enterprise Blockchain.

The standards track cover blockchain's taxonomy, ontology, reference architecture, use cases, security, privacy, identity, smart contract applications, governance, and interoperability based on ISO TC307 Technical Standards.

The technical track covers fundamental blockchain applications development on Ethereum Blockchain such as smart contracts and decentralized applications.

This course prepares learners to provides business consultation on fintech & blockchain technology primarily within the financial services and infocomm technology sectors and other various industries. Learners shall successfully be proficient in fintech & blockchain knowledge and skills after 2 months.

course structure

CBC is a 30 hours course, comprising of 8 learning units from Executive, Standards, Technical Track, Main Track. At the end of the course, there is one final Competency Assessment for attaining the CBC qualification. This course is available primarily in English & customizable to Chinese language.

CBC uses flipped classroom methodology, Learners will go through 7 - 8 weeks of self-directed eLearning (Asynchronous) and attend 3 days of instructor-led/facilitated CBC Main Track (Synchronous) and acquire a minimum of 10 credit value before they are eligible to take the Competency Assessment.

Executive Track

Standards Track

Technical Track

Main Track

  • IBS-CBC: Certified Blockchain Consultant™ Course

Day 1:

Blockchain Business Models & Strategy

  • Blockchain Business Models, Strategy & Profitability - Mining, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency Overview

  • Mining Hardwares & Softwares

  • Types of Wallets & Blockchain Address

  • Blockchain Platforms

  • Decentralized Application, Decentralized Exchange, Decentralized Autonomous Organisation

  • Blockchain As A Service (BAAS)

  • Obtaining your 1st Cryptocurrency

  • Types of Cryptocurrency Exchanges


  • Cryptocurrency Value & Rating

  • Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Investment Advisory

Blockchain Applications & Use Cases

  • Enterprise & Industry Use Cases (Financial Services, Logistics & Supply Chain, Education, Wholesale Trade & Trade Finance)

  • Blockchain & China's Belt & Road Initiative (BRI/OBOR)

  • Case Study - OpenCerts / TradeTrust

The Future of Fintech, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

  • The 4th Industrial Revolution / Industry 4.0

  • Blockchain Standards

  • Blockchain Challenges & Limitations

  • Blockchain Trends: Stablecoins & Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

  • Blockchain Smart City

  • Singapore's Project Ubin

  • Blockchain Adoption

  • Do you need a Blockchain?

Day 2:


  • Blockchain/Fintech Regulations (FATF, Travel Rule, Payment Services Act)

  • Blockchain Compliance

  • Blockchain for Record Keeping

  • Blockchain for Know Your Customer (KYC)

  • Blockchain for Anti-Money Laundering (AML)

  • Blockchain for Chain of Custody


  • Dapp Development on Ethereum Blockchain

Day 3:


  • The Practice of Management Consulting

  • Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct

  • The Consulting Process

  • Ongoing Consulting Activities

  • Consulting Tools and Techniques



Training Pathway

Course will be conducted via blended training (both asynchronous eLearning and synchronous facilitated Classroom/Online Training)

Assessment Pathway

  • Assessment Only Pathway (AOP)

For learners whom have taken a blockchain course/programme other than IBS in recent 1 year are able to seek waiver from attending the CBC Course and attempt the CBC Competency Assessment.

Documentary pProof: Certificate with/without Transcript.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning Pathway (RPL)

For learners whom has prior learning or experience working in a Fintech or Blockchain organisation for at least 1 year are able to seek waiver from attending the CBC Course and attempt the CBC Competency Assessment

Documentary Proof: Requires to submit a written Work Portfolio documenting relevant work or experience.

  • Formative Assessment (FA)

Learners will be assessed after the completion of each eLearning session, formative assessment is ungraded.

  • Summative Assessment (SA)

It is optional for earners to attempt a final CBC Competency Assessment. Passing this SA will lead to the award of CBC Qualification.


SkillsFuture Course Code: CRS-N-0053785

SkillsFuture Course Directory: https://www.myskillsfuture.sg/content/portal/en/training-exchange/course-directory/course-detail.html?courseReferenceNumber=TGS-2020513463

Estimated Duration to Complete CBC: 2 months (30 hours)

Next Intake: 1 Jan - 27 Feb 2021

Next Enrollment Period: 10 Dec - 31 Dec 2020

Minimum Class Size: 5 to commence class | Maximum Class Size: 10


  • A internet connected computer.

  • Either Zoom or Microsoft Teams (depending on Course Run)

  • Preferably register with a Gmail email address (for e-Library access)

  • Canvas Learning Management System Access: Technical Requirements | User Guide

  • This course is open to all nationalities and no prior technical qualifications or experience required.

Financial Details

Course Fees

*Per pax

  • Certified Blockchain Consultant® Programme (*include 7 learning units & Competency Assessment Fee -1 attempt): SGD$600 (USD $430)

  • IBS's Strategic & MOU Partners (for organisation): 50% discount

  • Non-Profit Organisation/VWC/Government Agencies/BIG Members (for organisation): 30% discount

  • IBS Alumni: 15% discount

Funding Available


100% Scholarships available for full-time local & foreign students and seniors above 60 years old.

  • Submit relevant identity proof (e.g. Student Pass & ID/Passport) during online course enrollment.

  • Provide reasons/justifications for scholarship,

  • Scholarships are subjected to approval and case by case basis.

Payment Modes Accepted

*Cash payment is not accepted, an e-invoice will be sent to your email upon course enrollment.


  • Ethereum (ETH): 0x929FA484CD6a26805CFbcB70C97D03172957b477



Assessment & Certification

To attain the CBC Qualification, learner must satisfy:

  • Minimum 75% attendance for all learning units

  • To obtain a minimum Credit Value (CV) of 10 CV

  • Passed the CBC Competency Assessment

Upon completion of all the eLearning units and CBC Main Track, the learner will be awarded a Certificate of Completion (COC)

Upon passing the CBC Competency Assessment, the learner will be awarded the Certified Blockchain Consultant (CBC) Certificate and able to use CBC title after their name. e.g. John, CBC

All certificates will be issued electronically on blockchain via GovTech's OpenCerts platform.


The CBC equips the learners with Fintech and Blockchain knowledge and technical skills for relevant job roles and occupation pathway:

Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Industry

  • Blockchain Architect

  • Blockchain Developer

  • Blockchain Engineer

  • Blockchain Researcher

  • Blockchain Solutions Consultant

Financial Services Industry

  • Cryptocurrency Broker / Trader

  • Cryptocurrency Market Analyst

Logistics Industry

  • Business Process Engineer / Operations Specialist

  • IT Business Solutions Project Specialist

  • Logistics Data Specialist

  • Logistics Innovation & Process Improvement / Logistics Systems Manager

Wholesale Trade Industry

  • Business / Market Research Analyst

  • Credit Analyst

  • Commodities Trader

  • Contract Specialist

  • Derivatives Trader

  • Operations Assistant / Coordinator

  • Procurement / Sourcing Assistant

  • Risk Analyst

  • Sales Assistant / Coordinator

  • Trade Finance Analyst