Work Experience Requirement

Work experience means being engaged in business analysis tasks specifically aligned with the knowledge areas, perspectives, and underlying competencies as defined in the BABOK® Guide.


Work experience can either be paid activities the applicant has applied directly OR paid activities the applicant has assisted others in applying.  Volunteer (unpaid) work does not qualify.


You must have the minimum number of hours in the time frame listed for the certificate or certification level.  


Level Hours of experience Within the time period of...





7 years



10 years


NOTE: Do not list work outside of the listed time period (for example, older than 7 years for CCBA®). If you do so, you will not be able to submit your application.



The Work Experience section must be filled out as follows:



The hours from each KA will be summed to determine your total business analysis hours per work entry.