The Most Recognized Global Blockchain Certifications

Certified Blockchain Security Professional (CBSP)


BTA certifications are designed with the Certification Advisory Board and vetted thoroughly by technology executives, instructors, and developers.

All exams can be taken global at over 7,000 Pearson VUE testing locations; Pearson sets the global standard in exam proctoring. 

Exam Cost:  CHF 240

Number of Questions:  70 qn

Pass Score:  70%

Time Allotted:  90 min. to complete exam

Exam Language:  English

Voucher Expiration Date:  1 Year from Purchase


The Certified Blockchain Solution Architect (CBSA) exam is an elite way to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in this emerging space. Additionally, you will become a member of a community of Blockchain leaders. With certification comes monthly industry updates via email and video. 

The CBSA exam is a 70 question multiple-choice exam that lasts 1.5 hours and is a performance-based evaluation of Solution Architect skills and knowledge. Internet access is not provided during the exam, nor is any course material or study guides.



  • Consultants

  • Programmers & Developers

  • University Professors

  • Software Engineers


  • Government Officials


A person who holds this certification demonstrates their ability to:

  • Architect blockchain solutions

  • Work effectively with blockchain engineers and technical leaders

  • Choose appropriate blockchain systems for various use cases

  • Work effectively with both public and permissioned blockchain systems

This exam will prove that a student completely understands:

  • The difference between proof of work, proof of stake, and other proof systems and why they exist

  • Why cryptocurrency is needed on certain types of blockchains

  • The difference between public, private, and permissioned blockchains

  • How blocks are written to the blockchain

  • Where cryptography fits into blockchain and the most commonly used systems

  • Common use cases for public blockchains

  • Common use cases for private & permissioned blockchains

  • What is needed to launch your own blockchain

  • Common problems & considerations in working with public blockchains

  • Awareness of the tech behind common blockchains

  • When is mining needed and when it is not

  • Byzantine Fault Tolerance

  • Consensus among blockchains

  • What is hashing

  • How addresses, public keys, and private keys work

  • What is a smart contract

  • Security in blockchain

  • Brief history of blockchain

  • The programming languages of the most common blockchains

  • Common testing and deployment practices for blockchains and blockchain-based apps


This exam is a 70 question multiple-choice exam that lasts 1.5 hours (90 minutes) and is performance-based evaluation of Solution Architect skills and knowledge. Performance-based testing means that candidates must answer questions to reflect what they must perform on the job. Internet access is not provided during the exam, nor is any course material or study guides.


Official scores for exams come immediately following the exam from Pearson VUE. A passing score is 70%. Exam results are reported PASS/FAIL and you will be provided your percentage. Blockchain Training Alliance does not report scores on individual items, nor will it provide additional information upon request.


  • Students who fail must purchase a new exam voucher to test again

  • A student who does not pass an exam must wait at least 48 hours to retake the exam

  • A student must wait 14-days for each subsequent attempt

  • A student who has passed a certain exam may not take the same exam (defined as an exam of the same version with the same exam number) again within 12 months of when the exam was passed. A student who wishes to take the exam again in order to re-certify may do so after the 12-month period.

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