Level 1 - Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA)


Level 1 ECBA™ certificate recognizes the foundational knowledge of individuals entering the field of business analysis. The online competency-based exam is aligned with A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide). Once you earn your ECBA you are eligible to take the ECBA+ Practicum to develop your skills to be job-ready, day one.

ECBA is targeted at:
  • Individuals entering the BA profession:
    • Students enrolled in BA academic programs
    • New graduates
  • Professionals transitioning careers
  • Functional managers who are not BAs but manage them

Eligibility Requirements

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1. Professional Development:
Minimum of 21 hours in the last 4 years
2. Agreement with the ECBA Code of Conduct

For answers to additional questions on Eligibility Requirements, please visit our FAQ page.


The ECBA exam is a live web delivered exam that requires a desktop or laptop, a working webcam, and microphone.

In order to be admitted to the exam, please ensure that your IIBA profile name matches your government identification.

To help you prepare for the exam review the following:
Questions? Email us at certification@iiba.org or call 1-866-789-4422 (toll free) ext. 2.