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. To be eligible to apply for CBAP, you must have at least 7,500 hours of hands-on BA experience. The Certification of Competency in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®) is aimed at practitioners with at least 3,750 hours of hands on experience. Both certifications are aligned with the knowledge areas defined in the BABOK® Guide.
CBAP or CCBA 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 the CBAP® / CCBA designation. It demonstrates:
The exam costs $325 US for IIBA members, and $450 for non-members. Registration costs $125.
Exam applications are managed centrally by our parent body IIBA. Exams in the UK are conducted as on-line exams (CBT) administered by Prometric, IIBA's testing partner. Test dates and locations are agreed with Prometric.
You must sit the exam within one year of your application being approved.
Please see our Training page.
IIBA UK and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT work closely to further the progression of the BA profession. Here is an overview of skills development and possible career paths, as presented at the BA Conference 2009.
An overview of the ISEB BA Qualifications and the exemptions available to CBAP holders is summarised here.
In addition, you may find this free webinar useful: