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PBIA Program Overview
(formerly the BCA Instructor Program)

The PBIA Instructor program is dedicated to:

  • Providing quality billiard instruction to individuals at all levels of proficiency.
  • Training and certifying individuals to become professional quality billiard instructors.
  • Supporting and assisting PBIA instructors in their business of providing instruction services.

RECOGNIZED Instructor (Entry Level)

In general, this level verifies that an individual possesses a basic knowledge of the sport, its rules and basic training skills.  Recognized Instructors typically work with novice and intermediate players.

        Recognized Instructor Application

CERTIFIED Instructor

In general, this level is comprised of instructors seeking to enhance their knowledge, teaching methods, and curriculum.

        Certified Instructor Upgrade Application
        Certified Instructor Accelerated Upgrade Application

ADVANCED Instructor

In general, this level is for instructors that want to become more serious about advancing their career as a professional billiard instructor.

Advanced Instructors may certify Recognized Instructors and upgrade Recognized Instructors to the Certified and Advanced Instructor levels.

        Advanced Instructor Application
        Advanced Instructor Accelerated Upgrade Application

MASTER Instructor

In general, this level is for all professional billiard instructors wishing to make teaching the game of billiards their full-time occupation.

Master Instructors certify and upgrade all instructor levels.

        Master Instructor Application

PBIA Instructor Confirmation of Ability

        Instructor Confirmation of Ability
        Recognized Instructor Confirmation of Ability

PBIA Instructor Reinstatement Application

        Instructor Reinstatement Form


Questions?  Please direct all PBIA correspondence to:

Professional Billiard Instructors Association
C/O Billiard Congress of America
303.243.5070 x23

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