Certified Blockchain Consultant® (CBC)
COURSE OVERVIEW & OBJECTIVE
Disclaimer: This is not a Coder/Developer/Programmer's, Technical-focused or investment/trading course. While certain aspects of technical/investment/trading will still be covered briefly.
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 and assessed holistically in the Executive, Standards & Technical and Elective themes.
The Executive theme cover the basics of Fintech & Blockchain, its business models & strategies, blockchain compliance and regulation and Enterprise Blockchain.
The Standards and Technical theme cover blockchain's taxonomy, ontology, reference architecture, use cases, security, smart contract applications, governance, interoperability privacy & identity based on ISO TC307 Technical Standards.
The Elective theme covers fundamental blockchain applications development on Ethereum Blockchain such as smart contracts and decentralized applications, Robotic Automation Process (RPA), and transferable soft skills such as the SkillsFuture Singapore's Critical Core Skills (e.g Digital Fluency)
This course prepares learners to provide business consultation on Financial Technology (FinTech) & Blockchain technology primarily within the financial services and Info-communication Technology sectors and may extend to Logistics, Healthcare and Energy sectors. Learners shall be proficient in Fintech & Blockchain knowledge and skills after 2.5 months of training and assessment.
This is a 33 hours (over 2.5 months) course (both asynchronous and synchronous), comprising of 7 Core learning units from Executive, Standards & Technical themes and 3 learning units from Elective theme. The CBC is designed in accordance to the Skills Framework for Financial Services.
During at and the end of the course, learners has to pass the CBC Assessment to attain the CBC qualification. This course is available primarily in English & customizable to the Chinese language for Chinese-speaking countries.
CBC uses flipped classroom methodology, Learners will go through 6 - 8 weeks of self-directed eLearning (Asynchronous) at their own pace and time. Follow by 3 days of instructor-led/facilitated online training (Synchronous). Learners must complete the CBC Course before they are eligible to take the CBC Assessment.
This course is open to all nationalities and professions.
Standards & Technical
Weekly Self-Directed Learning (Asynchronous)
Week 1 - CBC-FBP: Fintech & Blockchain Primer Part 1 (2 hours)
Week 2 - CBC-BF: Blockchain Foundations (2 hours)
Week 3 - CBC-BSE: Blockchain Security (2 hours)
Week 4 - CBC-SC: Smart Contract and their Applications (2 hours)
Week 5 - CBC-BGPI: Blockchain Governance, Privacy and Identity (2 hours)
Week 6 - CBC-EB: Enterprise Blockchain (2 hours)
After Week 6 - CBC-ADEB: Applications Development on Ethereum Blockchain (2 hours)
3 Days Instructor-Led (Synchronous)
Part 2 of CBC-FBP: Fintech & Blockchain Primer (7 hours)
CBC-BRC Blockchain Regulatory Compliance (7 hours)
Part 2 of CBC-EB: Deepdive into Hyperledger Fabric (3 hrs)
CBC-BCRM: Blockchain Consulting & Requirements Mapping (4 hrs)
CBC Assessment (3 hrs)
TRAINING & assessment PATHWAYS
Course will be conducted via blended learning:
Session 1: Self-directed eLearning (Asynchronous) and
Session 2: Instructor-Led/Facilitated Classroom/Online Training (Synchronous)
Facilitated Classroom Assessment. See CBC Assessment.
Assessment Only Pathway (AOP)
As part of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). AOP is for learners who have prior working experience or knowledge in blockchain such as taken a IBS or recognised non-IBS blockchain course/programme or working in a Fintech/Blockchain organisation in recent 1 year are able to be exempted from attending the entire CBC Course and may attempt the CBC Assessment directly to attain the CBC qualification.
Upload softcopy of Course Certificate with/without Transcript or indicate verifiable Credentialing URL to Certificate during assessment registration.
Upload a written Work Portfolio documenting relevant work or experience during assessment registration
Estimated Duration to Complete: 2.5 months (33 hours)
Minimum Class Size: 5 to commence class | Maximum Class Size: 20
Mode of Training: Part-Time
Course Language: English and Mandarin Chinese (for Chinese-speaking countries/states)
Minimum Entry Requirements
Any Diploma or Professional Certification OR
Workplace Literacy & Workplace Numeracy: Level 5 – High Intermediate
*A WPLN (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Grammar/Vocabulary, Writing and Numeracy) Level 5 will be recognised in lieu of 4 GCE "O" level passes.
No prior technical qualifications or experience is required.
Foreign learners & undergraduates are welcome.
An internet-connected computer.
COURSE RUN/INTAKE SCHEDULE
Completed Past Intakes:
#1 - 4 Sep to 18 Oct 2020
#2 - 1 Jan to 27 Feb 2021
#3 - 7 May to 3 July 2021
#4 - 3 Sep to 30 Oct 2021
#5 - 14 Jan - 5 Mar 2022
SGD $1250 | USD $900 per Learner
Current COVID-19 Discounted Rate: SGD $500 | USD $370 per Learner
Course fees is exclusive of $60 Competency Assessment Fees
Refer to here for Payment Modes & Refund Policy.
IBS's Strategic & MOU Partners: 50% discount
Non-Profit Organisation/VWC/Government Agencies/BIG Members: 30% discount
IBS Alumni: 15% discount
*Documentary Proof: Upload incorporation documents, MOU, relevant Certificates, membership ID, Staff Card/Pass during course enrollment.
NTUC UTAP (Funding until 31 Mar 2023)
SkillsFuture Credits (Ceased)
100% Scholarship off course fees (exclude $60 Competency Assessment Fees) is available for Singapore Citizens & Permanent Resident whom are:
Current Full-time & Local Tertiary Student (Polytechnics, ITEs and Universities - Less NIE)
Letter of Offer AND
Digital Copy of Student Pass AND
Seniors above 60 years old
Digital Copy of NRIC / Passport OR
Screenshot of Digital ID from SingPass app
Main Blue CHAS Card Holder earning $1200 and below per month
Digital Copy of Blue CHAS Card AND
Submit/upload supporting documents with Scholarship Motivation Write-up during online course enrollment.
Upon verification of documents, you are required to attend an online interview with IBS Scholarship Panel. The scholarship application outcome will be made known to applicants within 14 working days from the interview.
Upon completing and passing Competency Assessment, the scholarship applicant has to submit a Reflection Journal (in any of their own social medias) of not less than 200 words in order to receive the Certificate of Completion.
The scholarship only covers course fees and does not cover Competency Assessment fees.
The scholarship application is a case-by-case basis and is subjected to quota and approval.
Upon completion of all the eLearning units (Aysynchronous eLearning and Synchronous Training) and passing the CBC Assessment, the learner will be awarded a Certificate of Completion (COC) which will indicate the *Learning/Training hours.
*Learning/Training hours does not include Elective hours, Assessment hours and Lunch Break hours. With effect from Jan 2022.
Upon completing the CBC course, learner is eligible to apply for the Certified Blockchain Consultant® (CBC) Credential and able to use CBC title after their name. e.g. John, CBC. CBC is valid for lifetime, subject to maintaining of CPD hours.
All certificates will be issued electronically on blockchain via Government Technology Agency, Singapore's OpenCerts platform.
RELEVANT JOB ROLE / OCCUPATION PATHWAY
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 Solutions Consultant
Financial Services Industry
Cryptocurrency Broker / Trader
Cryptocurrency Market Analyst
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
Operations Assistant / Coordinator
Procurement / Sourcing Assistant
Sales Assistant / Coordinator
Trade Finance Analyst