IIBA Certification & Recognition

New BA Competency-Based Certification Framework 
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At International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®), we are dedicated to the development and maintenance of standards for the practice of business analysis, and for the certification and recognition of practitioners. We were the first organization to offer formal business analyst certification and have continued to grow programs to support recognition of achievement in business analysis.

What is the difference between Certification and Recognition?


Professional certification is a designation earned by an individual identifying that they have demonstrated a standard level of skills, experience, and expertise within their field.   Both the Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) and Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA®) designations are professional certifications.  

Learn more about IIBA Certification Programs 


Recognition Programs provide an opportunity for IIBA to partner with academic and professional learning institutions to ensure that courses deliver the appropriate level of business analysis knowledge and develop the proper skills to effectively prepare students to work in the business analyst role. The Academic Certificate Program and the Academic Diploma Program, are IIBA Recognition programs that offer varying levels of knowledge and skill development to meet the needs of students and experienced professionals.