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A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide)

Retiring BABOK® Guide v2
As of March 31, 2017 BABOK® Guide version 2 will no longer be distributed by IIBA.
We recognize that not all Members of our global community have moved their practices to align with BABOK® Guide version 3, and we will continue to provide support to these Members. Special orders for BABOK® Guide version 2 can be made via

babok-guide-imageBABOK® Guide v3 is the essential standard to help practitioners and their stakeholders deliver business value and create better business outcomes.

BABOK® Guide is the most credible and authoritative source of knowledge and practices for business analysis. 

The new version expands the scope of business analysis, providing essential direction and support for practitioners in areas such as agile, business intelligence, information technology, business architecture and business process management.

BABOK® Guide v3 provides users with greater value and support as it expands the scope to business analysis beyond information technology projects, and outlines the skills and knowledge professionals need to create better business outcomes and drive business success. 
Access to a free downloadable copy of BABOK® Guide v3 is one of the many benefits of membership. If you aren’t a member of IIBA®, join now.  

Get your copy of BABOK® Guide v3 now!

  • Purchase your hardcopy now.
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    • Other International: BABOK® Guide is also available in print from distributors in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union and Australia.  The retail price is $74.95 USD, $84.95 CAD,  £49.95 UK,  €59.95 EUR, or $84.95 AUD


IIBA is planning to support translation in the languages for which version 2 is available. A release date for translations of BABOK® Guide v3 has not yet been determined, but will be communicated once this information has been finalized.

BABOK® Guide v3 Bulk Purchases

Purchasers of 10 or more copies of BABOK® Guide PDF will receive a discount on their purchase. For more information, please click here.  


The timing to pursue certification is an individual decision. The certification exams are now aligned with BABOK® Guide v3. For more information on our Competency-Based Certification program, please visit our Certification webpage.
If you are have a question regarding BABOK® Guide v3, please review our Frequently Asked Questions . If you have further questions, please contact IIBA or call 1-866-789-4422.