To complete the application, you must receive two reference endorsements from either a career manager, client (internal or external), or CBAP® recipient. When two references are added to your application, an e-mail from IIBA is sent to them with a link to an endorsement form. For an example, see the reference email sample page.
These references must meet the following conditions:
At least one of the references must be a current contact.
All references must have known the applicant for at least six months.
A career manager is defined by IIBA as the person who is responsible for providing and preparing the applicant’s annual performance review.
Project managers cannot be references unless they are also the applicant’s career manager. The reference form must clearly indicate they fill both roles or the reference will not qualify.
Only two references will be assessed during the application assessment process.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the references submits their forms and do any necessary follow-up so that one can submit their application.