There are three levels for core Business Analysis certification with IIBA as follows:
There are additional specialised certifications as follows:
IIBA certification is a public affirmation of your current level of professionalism, and your continued commitment to the BA profession. 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 such a designation. It demonstrates:
Exam applications are managed centrally by our parent body IIBA click here to apply. You will be asked to select your language, country and time zone when booking the exam. Once you apply, you’ll then find either your application is accepted or accepted after a period of audit (contacting work experience contacts and referees). You can then book your exam by paying a further fee. The central IIBA site does all of this but then you get a link to book your exam. The link is to Prometric who offer remote online management for all exams and exams at various centres for CBAP and CCBA. UK centres are London Manchester and Bristol.
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT offer a certification path for BAs. However, this is only recognised within the UK. Any Business Analyst wanting to have their professional achievements readily recognised across the globe would benefit from taking the IIBA certification path.
Such study groups have proven successful in many IIBA Chapters, giving members the opportunity to work through the BABOK guide together. To understand the content better, breaking it down into chapters and working through these as a group can really pay off. Since October 2019 at IIBA UK have been running a monthly online Webinar on Tuesday evenings and in August 2020, we supplemented this with a follow-on interactive chat on a Friday lunchtime.
You can join in at any time – just take a look at our Events page to find out more and to register to attend should you wish. You don’t need to be actively studying to attend and the sessions are free to UK members.