New! Certification is changing. IIBA®
has announced a new multi-level, competency-based certification program, which will be launched in September 2016. Current CCBA®
recipients will map to level 2 in the multi-level enhanced certification program, and will not be required to take the level 2 exam. Gain access to the latest information
Current exams for CCBA® are aligned to v2 of BABOK® Guide and will only be available up to and including September 22, 2016.
There will be a blackout period
, whereby no IIBA exams, will be offered between September 23 and September 29
If you certified (i.e. passed the exam) based on the current version aligned to BABOK® Guide v2.0, you do not need to recertify before the cutover to the new exams on Sept 30. You can submit and pay for your recertification when it is due. In addition, you will have 1 full 3 year cycle after the new exam launch on Sept 30 before you will need to recertify on the new recertification requirements.
For example, if you passed the CBAP or CCBA exam prior to Sept 30, 2016, you can recertify on the current requirements up to Sept 30, 2019.
New competency-based exams for Level 2 will be available at all test centres that offer IIBA certification exams on September 30, 2016.
The Certification of Competency in Business AnalysisTM (CCBA®) designation is a professional certification for business analysis practitioners who want to be recognized for their expertise and skills by earning formal recognition. With at least 3750 hours of hands-on business analysis experience, they have developed essential BA skills.
CCBA® recipients are recognized for the investment they have already made in their business analysis careers, and include professionals working in the role of:
Requirements analysis or management
To apply for the Certification of Competency in Business Analysis exam and earn the CCBA® designation, a business analyst will need to be knowledgeable in all six knowledge areas of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide), with proficiency in at least two. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Minimum 3750 hours of business analysis work experience aligned with the BABOK® Guide in the last seven years
Minimum 900 hours in two of the six knowledge areas or 500 hours in four of the six knowledge areas
Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development in the past four years
Minimum high school education or equivalent
Two references from a career manager, client or Certified Business Analysis ProfessionalTM (CBAP®) recipient
Signed Code of Conduct
CCBA® applicants are expected to review the CCBA® Handbook for complete information on application criteria, application and exam fees and details on how to apply.