SBIA Online SBIC Regulations Class


The SBIA’s SBIC Regulations program is an online course that offers a basic overview of the Small Business Investment Company program (SBIC) administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

The online course offers:

  • Simple and Easy to Follow Layout
  • Self-Paced Platform
  • Six Sections based on Past SBIC Regulatory In-Person Courses

Does this replace the past SBIC Regulatory Class?

No.  SBIA’s online training class is not yet an authorized alternative to an SBA-led program.

Up until 2019, the SBA’s Office of Investment and Innovation conducted in-person SBIC training classes in partnership with the SBIA.  Completion of the SBIC regulations class was a prerequisite element for SBIC principals as part of the SBIC licensing process.

The SBA has not hosted an SBIC training class since November 2018 as it reevaluates its education and training offerings.  But, during this period, the SBA has not declined to issue an SBIC license or guaranteed leverage commitment since SBIC applicants are unable to attend because the class has temporarily been halted.

SBIA has developed its online course to serve as an overview of the SBIC Regulations Class.  The online course is designed to give private equity professionals and others interested in the SBIC program a better understanding about its purpose and operation under its federal regulatory framework.

This online content draws from the most recent course conducted by the SBA, but is presented by the SBIA, not the SBA. This program is an overview only and does not provide legal advice. Please work with professional legal counsel regarding the specifics of any SBIC or SBIC-related matter that you may face.

What is the difference between SBIA and SBA?

The Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) is the national association that develops, supports, and advocates on behalf of policies that benefit investment funds that finance small and mid-size businesses in the lower middle market, including SBICs, as well as the investors that provide capital to these funds.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a federal independent agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses.  SBA provides training workshops, management guidance, and one-on-one counseling through its various programs such as SBIC.


For more information about the Online SBIC Regulations Class, contact us at 202.628.5055 or via email.