About the Professional Billiard Instructors Association (PBIA)
The PBIA’s mission is to provide quality billiard instruction to individuals at all levels of proficiency, as well as offer training and certification programs for individuals wishing to become qualified billiard instructors.
The PBIA, formerly known as the BCA Instructor Program, was established in 1992 by the Billiard Congress of America. While still an asset of the Billiard Congress of America, the association elected to create a separate organization in 2011 to better carry out the organization’s mission.
The PBIA is the largest international organization of professional billiard instructors. Since its founding in 1992, the PBIA has been dedicated to growing cue sports through professional instruction, guidance in the development of training products, contributing instructional articles to industry publications, participating in educational workshops and seminars for pool room operators and instructors, acting as certified referees or league officials, and directing some of the most notable billiard tournaments throughout the country.