How to Get Certified

Certification is an important part of your career as a business analyst. The IIBA has created the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®), a designation awarded to candidates who have successfully demonstrated their expertise in this field. This is done by detailing hands-on work experience in business analysis through the CBAP® application process, and passing the IIBA CBAP® examination.

Certified Business Analysis Professionals are experts in identifying the business needs of an organization in order to determine the best solutions, a role that is increasingly seen as a vital component of any successful project. More and more companies are recognizing the CBAP® designation and the value and expertise that these professionals bring to their organizations.

If you are working in the role of business analysis, systems analysis, requirements analysis or management, project management, consulting or process improvement, and have an advanced level of knowledge and experience, you will want to consider the many professional benefits of earning the CBAP® designation.

Facts about IIBA Certification:

  • Certification candidates are not required to be IIBA members in order to take the certification examination.
  • Currently, the certification examination is offered in English, but other languages will be included in the future.
  • This program has been carefully designed to be in compliance with the International Standards Organization (ISO) 17204 standard for certifying the competence of personnel. IIBA will be seeking ISO 17204 approval.
  • In addition to the CBAP® designation, IIBA will consider offering additional certification programs in the future based on demand.

Which certification is right for me?

  CBAP® Certified Business Analysis ProfessionalTM

 

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CCBATM Certification of Competency in Business AnalysisTM

 

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Work Experience 7,500 hours of BA work experience (5 years) 3,750 hours of BA work experience (2 ½ years)
Work Experience in Knowledge Areas
  1. 900 hours in 4 out of 6 knowledge areas
  1. 900 hours in 2 out of 6 knowledge areas
  2. 500 hours in 4 out of 6 knowledge areas
Professional Development 21 hours by an IIBA certified educational provider 21 hours by an IIBA certified educational provider
Education High School or Equivalent High School or Equivalent
References Two professional references (Manager, Client, other CBAP® Business Analyst) Two professional references (Manager, Client, other CBAP® Business Analyst)
Certification
Renewal
  1. Fees: $85 for member / $120 non-member
  2. Re-certification Package (ZIP)
  1. CCBATM certifications are not renewable. You must apply for CBAP® certification.
Application

 

$125 members
$125 non-members

  1. CBAP® Certification Handbook (PDF)
  2. Online Application
  1. CCBATM Certification Handbook (PDF)
  2. Online Application
Exam

 

$325 members
$450 non-members

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