Certification Levels

certification-logoNew Levels to Support Your BA Career Path 

A career path for the ever evolving and growing business analysis professional. 

Why should I get certified?

There are many good reasons to earn a professional certification or certificate:
  • Personal and professional recognition
  • Increased income – 16% average increase in salary if you are certified *Source: Randstad.ca
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Added Value to your Resume
  • 14% growth percentage between 2014-2024 for BA roles *Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Program

Click on each level for information regarding requirements, application, exam, and more.
These levels, that are competency-based and aligned with BABOK® Guide Version 3, are meant to guide career progression and do not need to be completed in order.
Recognizes individuals entering the field of business analysis.
Recognizes BA professionals who have 2-3 years  of business analysis experience.
Recognizes BA professionals who manage and  lead with over 5 years  of business analysis experience.

Recognizes BA professionals who advance the BA profession and have over 10 years of experience.
Exam results
Exam results will be communicated via email to candidates who have taken the new multi-level, competency-based exams by the following dates:
  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) – March 31
  • Entry Level Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) – April 30
  • Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (CCBA®) – April 30 
Exam results will include the pass/fail result as well as feedback on Knowledge Areas and topics covered on the exam. 
Retaking the exam
For all exam candidates who receive a fail result on the exam and, you have not had an opportunity to take the exam up to 3 times, as per our standard process, the Certification team will extend your application expiry by 6 months from the time you receive your exam result.  The certification team will contact you to provide your new application expiry date once your exam result has been communicated to you.
Exam discount refunds
Exam fee discount refunds for early adopters who completed the exam prior to December 31, 2016, will be issued by January 31. If you have not received your refund, please email certification@iiba.org and include your contact information and exam date.

Contact Certification Team
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at certification@iiba.org or phone us directly at 1-866-789-4422 (toll free) ext. 2.