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)
  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.


$125 members
$125 non-members

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


$325 members
$450 non-members

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Get Certified

Check out the “Which certification is right for me?” table above for links to the online exam application and handbooks for the application process.

For more information on the certification process, please open our Get Certified page.


CBAP Directory

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Certified Training Providers

CBAP® applicants need 21 PD Hours of professional development (i.e. classroom/contact time) in the last four years to meet the professional development requirement. The 21 PD Hours must be obtained by the application date.

Our premier sponsor Watermark Learning offers courses for certification.   There are other training vendors online that provide training for the IIBA Certification.  We strongly advise applicants to make sure the educational provider has been endorsed by the IIBA.   Ask the training company if they are authorized and endorsed by the IIBA to provide training.

Click here for more information on IIBA Endorsed Education Providers.


Get the BABOK

As part of your IIBA membership you get discounts on purchasing the sit down test and get a free copy of the BABOK electronically.  Consider a membership in IIBA today to help take your career to the next level.

BABOK® 2.0 PDF Download
IIBA Members can download the BABOK® 2.0 in PDF version for FREE as part of their membership. You will need to login to the International site to download your copy.

IIBA Non-Members can download the BABOK® 2.0 in PDF version for $29.95. You may purchase a copy using a credit card or through your PayPal account. Once you have completed your payment, you will be sent a download link allowing you to access your copy of the PDF. Please be aware that the link will expire one week after purchase. If you have any questions regarding your purchase, please contact bok@iiba.org.
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BABOK® 2.0 Book Purchase
The BABOK® Guide is available for purchase. Visit the IIBA® Bookstore to purchase your copy of the BABOK® Guide through the following link.
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For more information on the BABOK download or purchase, visit our Get the BABOK page.


Renew Certification

As per the instructions in the CBAP® Re-certification Handbook, prior to the CBAP®recipient’s certification expiration date, the CBAP®recipient must:

  • Download the Re-certification Package (ZIP)
  • Complete the CBAP® CDU Reporting Form (Word file).
  • Sign the CBAP® Code of Conduct Form (Word file).
  • Remit payment of the re-certification fee to International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®).
  • Mail all of the above, care of Certification, to the address specified on the website.

The current re-certification fee for IIBA members is $85 USD and $120 USD for non-members (plus GST/HST for Canadian residents and GST/HST registrants) and is non-refundable.

For more information on renewing your certification, please visit our Renew Certification page.