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PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY

for Blockchain, Digital Assets & Web3 ANALYSTS

We are a Partner of

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LEADING PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION FOR BLOCKCHAIN, DIGITAL ASSETS AND WEB3 ANALYSTS
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The benchmark industry standard for anyone working in the BLOCKCHAIN & CRYPTOASSET INDUSTRY
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Created by a consortia of leading universities and institutions researching and teaching DLT
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A blockchain knowledge assessment platform that sets you apart from others
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A GLOBAL PASSPORT FOR BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY, DIGITAL ASSETS AND WEB3
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The benchmark industry standard for anyone working in the BLOCKCHAIN & CRYPTOASSET INDUSTRY
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Created by a consortia of leading universities and institutions researching and teaching DLT
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A blockchain knowledge assessment platform that sets you apart from others

University & Research Members

University College London is #8 in the QS World Ranking
Top Blockchain University by CoinDesk and #6 in QS World Ranking
Top 3 institution in Canada and Top Blockchain University by Coindesk
Top 3 Business School & no.1 for Blockchain in Germany
MIP is 8th in the Financial Times Online MBA Ranking
Switzerland’s oldest and best in class CAS Blockchain
austrian’s largest research center co-founded by several universities
India’s leading public institution on Blockchain research and innovation
University College London is #8 in the QS World Ranking
Top Blockchain University by CoinDesk and #6 in QS World Ranking
Top 3 institution in Canada and Top Blockchain University by Coindesk
Top 3 Business School & no.1 for Blockchain in Germany
MIP is 8th in the Financial Times Online MBA Ranking
Switzerland’s oldest and best in class CAS Blockchain
austrian’s largest research center co-founded by several universities
India’s leading public institution on Blockchain research and innovation

Industry Members

Become a charterholder

Chartered Digital Asset Analyst i - cdaa®

For professionals with backgrounds in finance, banking, asset management and trading

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Chartered blockchain Analyst i - cba®

For professionals with backgrounds in enterprise, healthcare, public services, utilities and supply chain

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CERTIFICATION PARTNERS

Recognition of the CDAA® as recertification measures for the Certified Wealth Management Advisor - CWMA SAQ

Recognition that the CDAA® & CBA® Level 1 Preparatory courses are certified by the independent Continuing Professional Development - CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD principles.

Recognition of the CDAA® 1 Preparatory course as accredited by the Swiss Association of Asset Managers - VSV|ASG

why learn with us

Global presence and recognition

University and industry members across the globe and charterholders from more than 25 countries

Industry endorsement

Industry members are leading blockchain, crypto and Web3 companies who are endorsing the DEC standard

World-class educators & researchers

Leading professors, researchers and industry professionals came together to bring value to individuals and society

Decentralized, open & inclusive

We live in the spirit of open source and collaboration, opening doors to all kinds of stakeholders and professionals

GET PREPARED

Chartered Digital Asset Analyst - CDAA® Level 1

Preparatory 12h course

Chartered Blockchain Analyst - CBA® Level 1

Preparatory 12h course

Check Out What DEC Alumni Are Saying

“Most knowledge in the blockchain space is self-taught. Certification through the DEC institute establishes an education standard, which serves as a useful calibration for test candidates, companies and DLT educators alike”

Susanne Fromm
Digital Ventures & Partnerships - Allianz

“A challenging but doable exam which gives you the opportunity to show your knowledge and expertise in digital assets and blockchain technology. A new standard in the digital asset industry is emerging!”

daniel bathe
Senior Portfoliomanager - Union Investment

“The next level of digitalization is approaching with Blockchain-based Digital Identities and Digital Assets at the core. DEC Institute certifications enable us to proof our team’s expertise in front of our clients in this new space.”

dr. steffen reidt
Head of Blockchain - Capgemini Invent DACH ​

“Digital assets are already shaping today’s financial services world and will significantly change it in the future. Whether your interest is professional or personal, the DEC Institute’s charterhold being thematically broad and demanding give participants a good sense of where they stand currently and which areas they should study further.

marcus abbassi
Head Digital Assets - Kaleido Privatbank AG

“Finally those professionals who have been working in the industry and learning by themselves can certify and prove their expertise.”

Marcel Niederberger
Senior Portfoliomanager - Union Investment

”The DEC Institute provides a unique platform for professionals, including CBA® or CDAA® designation holders, to showcase their multi-disciplinary knowledge and unwavering commitment to professional excellence. I´m proud to be a charterholder of this organization”

Dr. alexander thoma
Head of Digital Assets - PostFinance AG

“The DEC Institute plays a pivotal role in enhancing the professionalism of the digital asset industry. Its designation programs enhance the legitimacy of our daily work as professionals in this field.”

Florian marty
Head of Blockchain Solutions - Vontobel Bank
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