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What is the certification path?

There are three levels for core Business Analysis certification with IIBA as follows:

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What else is on offer?

There are additional specialised certifications as follows:

  • ECBA+: takes the knowledge learned via the Entry level qualification to the next level with some practical experience to help newly qualified BAs get off the ground quickly
  • CBDA: Certification in Business Data Analysis.  Recognizes your ability to effectively execute data analysis related work in support of business analytics initiatives.
  • AAC: Agile Analysis Certification. Strengthens your skills and expertise, focusing on applying an agile perspective within a business.
  • CCA: Certificate in Cyber Security Analysis. The cybersecurity learning modules provide the basics of cybersecurity needed to assist in the overall cybersecurity solution

Why take IIBA Certifications?

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:

  • Your knowledge of the skills necessary to be an effective Business Analyst
  • A proven level of competence in the principles and practices of business analysis

How do UK members take the certifications?

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. 

IIBA UK online BABOK Study Group

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.