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CEBA Designation


Certified Exclusive Buyer Agent (CEBA®) online course v 2.0 is the official certification course of NAEBA, the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents.

Available for the first time in an online format, the course is presented in 10 modules covering the fundamental principles and best practices of Exclusive Buyer Agents.  Each module includes a short quiz and glossary definitions of key terms.

Upon successful completion of course work and final exam, a NAEBA member in good standing that meets all other CEBA® certification requirements will be eligible to apply for NAEBA’s official CEBA® Designation and then the CEBA®-M (CEBA -Master) Designation.


The designation is the benchmark of excellence in exclusive buyer representation. This designation demonstrates to peers and consumers your commitment to providing focused experience and outstanding service exclusively for real estate buyers. The CEBA® designation is earned through a combination of experience, professional education, service to the industry and membership.  The requirements to submit an application for the designation include:

  • documentation showing the candidate has closed at least 6 EBA transactions
  • documentation of 12 service and education credits
  • completion of the Certified Exclusive Buyer Agent (CEBA®) online course and achievement of at least 80% on the final exam.  
  • be a current member of NAEBA in good standing
Through the process of earning the designation, Exclusive Buyer Agent professionals can hone their skills in representing the needs of home buyers in real estate transactions.  In addition to providing comprehensive training in buyer representation, CEBA® helps professionals maintain their superior skills and develop their business opportunities through continuing exclusive buyer agent education.

The CEBA® designation is both a market distinction and a valuable tool for building an exclusive buyer agent business. Agents who earn the CEBA® designation benefit from improved buyer loyalty, extensive resources, tools and education in the industry. 

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