Individuals who have attained the Level 2 – CCBA® or Level 3 – CBAP® designation, hereafter referred to as a recipient, must demonstrate an ongoing professional commitment to the business analysis profession by satisfying the Recertification requirements.

The purposes of recertification are to:
  • Encourage the ongoing professional development of recipients, ensuring that business analysis professionals are keeping up with changes in the profession
  • Encourage and recognize individual growth
  • Encourage the efforts of recipients to give back to the profession.
  • Offer a standard and objective mechanism for recording professional development activities.
  • Sustain the global recognition and value of our designations.

Recertification Process:

For recipients who have become certified prior to September 30 2016, you will follow the recertification requirements set out in the CCBA® Handbook and the CBAP® Handbook for your current 3-year cycle leading up to your recertification date.  
  • Your next recertification will be based on the new recertification requirements to be finalized and communicated within the coming months. 
For recipients who have become certified from September 30, 2016, you will follow the new recertification requirements which will be finalized and communicated within the coming months.

Step 1 – Earning Continuing Developing Units

To maintain an active status, you must earn and report a minimum of 60 Continuing Development Units (CDUs) within three years from the receipt of your certification (the day you passed your exam).
For information on CDUs, please see the information starting on page 8 of the handbook.

Step 2 – Logging Continuing Developing Units

During the three-year cycle, you can log your CDUs into the following spreadsheets, which you can download and start completing from the day you become certified:

Step 3 – When your recertification date arrives

When you are ready to recertify, you must complete the following application form, attach your completed reporting form to it and submit it:

Step 4 - Payment

Proceed with payment of the recertification fee within your IIBA portal, under the certification tab.
Once IIBA has received both your application with CDU reporting form attached and your payment, you will receive your assessment results and further instructions.

Retired Status Policy
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