The Benefits of Professional Certification

Earning an IIBA® professional certification offers many benefits to both the individual and the organization employing or engaging them.

Benefits to the individual may include

  • Competence in the principles and practices of business analysis.
  • Participation in a recognized professional group.
  • Recognition of professional competence by professional peers and management.
  • Advanced career potential due to recognition as a professional business analysis practitioner.
  • Personal satisfaction of accomplishing a milestone in their BA careers.
  • Certification can improve overall performance, remove uncertainty and widen market opportunities.
  • The process of achieving and maintaining certification helps ensure you are continually improving and refining your activities.
  • Potentially higher income for being formally recognized as an experienced BA professional. For more details, view this recent salary survey.
  • Recognizes individuals who have invested in their BA careers and encourages them to keep doing so.

Benefits to the organization may include

  • Provides professional development, advancement and recognition opportunities for staff.
  • Demonstrates to customers, competitors, suppliers, staff and investors that you use industry-standard business analysis practices.
  • Demonstrates to your stakeholders that your business is run effectively.
  • The regular assessment process will improve staff responsibility, commitment and motivation.
  • Establishment and implementation of business analysis practices as outlined in A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) Guide by individuals recognized as being knowledgeable and skilled.
  • More reliable, higher quality results produced with increased efficiency and consistency by BA professionals who use industry standard BA techniques.
  • Identification of professional business analysts to clients and business partners.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the field of business analysis, increasingly recognized as a vital component of any successful project.