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The Qualatex® Balloon Network (QBN) and Certified Balloon Artist (CBA) Program

QBN Program & Benefits

The Qualatex Balloon Network (QBN) program is a comprehensive educational and marketing program designed to benefit professional balloon businessesb those companies whose livelihood depends on balloon sales, balloon deliveries, and balloon decor. The QBN was formed to promote quality, professionalism, and value in the professional balloon industry.

QBN members have access to:

  • Professionally produced, four-color marketing materials to boost sales and profits. (To see the full line of marketing materials, go to "QBN Resources Catalog" on Qualatex.com.)
  • Referrals from fellow QBN members and Pioneer Balloon Company as a result of being listed in the "Find-A-Pro" directory on Qualatex.com.
  • Top-quality training materials and programs.
  • A Certified Balloon Artist (CBA) designation from the most comprehensive certification program in the professional balloon industry.
  • QBN Newsline newsletter and samples of the newest Qualatex products.
  • An annual QBN Membership meeting at the International Balloon Arts Convention (IBAC), which includes recognition of members and networking opportunities.
Click on "QBN Resources Catalog" on Qualatex.com and visit the International Balloon Arts Convention

QBN Curriculum

The QBN educational curriculum includes a series of five videotapes and correspondence exams with topics ranging from the principles of design and employee training to the business side of balloons. The videos and exams can be reviewed and completed at your own pace.

  • Vol. 1: Mastering the Basics
  • Vol. II: The Art of Balloon Arrangements
  • Vol. III: A Foundation for Balloon Decor
  • Vol. IV: Strategies for Balloon Delivery
  • Vol. V: The Business Side of Balloons

To order QBN videotape kits, go to "QBN Resources Catalog" on Qualatex.com; call your Qualatex distributor; or call Pioneer Balloon Company at 1-800-803-5308 or 316-685-2266.

QBN Mission Statement

The Qualatex Balloon Network unites individuals and businesses in the professional balloon industry who use Qualatex products and are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in balloon decorating, balloon delivery, and balloon design work.

We are committed to sound and honorable business practices, continuing education and training, and the belief that balloons create atmosphere and communicate emotion in a uniquely effective way. We believe that the high quality of the products we sell and total professionalism in the services we offer provide superior value to our customers and form the foundation for the future success of the professional balloon industry.

To find out more about the QBN program, visit "Qualatex Balloon Network" on Qualatex.com; call your Qualatex distributor; or call Pioneer Balloon Company at 1-800-803-5308.

Outside the USA, call:

  • UK 0800 28 12 15 Europe +44 1279 501090
  • Canada 1-800-263-6861Mexico 22-44-6953
  • Australia 1800-814-634Japan 045-914-3715
  • Other countries 316-685-2266

Certified Balloon Artist (CBA) Certification Program

The Qualatex Balloon Network (QBN) certification program centers on a comprehensive approach to professional balloon practices. The goal is to help establish a common foundation of knowledge and a starting point for communication. This is accomplished through a series of correspondence exams contained in Volumes I through V of the QBN curriculum series. Members then have a chance to demonstrate their skills and knowledge of the curriculum during a four-hour, hands-on CBA Practical Exam administered at various locations and times throughout the year. (For a current listing of Practical Exam sites, go to "Shows & Events" on Qualatex.com. To sign up for an exam, call 1-800-803-5308 or 316-685-2266.)

Becoming a CBA gives balloon professionals more skills and accreditation they can use to promote themselves and expand their businesses. Certified Balloon Artists also receive additional benefits to QBN membership. CBAs have access to exclusive CBA marketing materials, are first to receive referrals when potential clients contact Pioneer Balloon Company, and receive priority listing in the "Find-A-Pro" directory on Qualatex.com.

To find out more about the CBA program, visit "Qualatex Balloon Network" on Qualatex.com; call your Qualatex distributor; or call Pioneer Balloon Company at 1-800-803-5308.

Outside the USA, call:

  • UK 0800 28 12 15 Europe +44 1279 501090
  • Canada 1-800-263-6861Mexico 22-44-6953
  • Australia 1800-814-634Japan 045-914-3715
  • Other countries 316-685-2266