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Certification of Capability in Business Analysis

If you are a business analysis practitioner with 2 to 3 years’ experience, earning your Certification of Capability in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®), recognizes your ability to take on larger and or more complex project responsibility.


The Experienced Business Analysis Professional

Who can Become a CCBA?

To earn the CCBA designation, candidates must:

  • Complete a minimum of 3,750 hours of Business Analysis work experience in the last 7 years
  • Within these 3750 minimum hours required, a minimum of 900 hours must be completed in each of 2 of the 6 BABOK® Guide Knowledge Areas OR, a minimum of 500 hours must be completed in each of 4 of the 6 BABOK® Guide Knowledge Areas
  • Complete a minimum of 21 hours of Professional Development within the last 4 years
  • Provide references
  • Agree to Code of Conduct
  • Agree to Terms and Conditions
  • Pass the exam

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How to become a CCBA

What Should I know to be CCBA Certified?

Who is a CCBA?

CCBA Competencies

The CCBA certification is for:

  • Individuals with an ECBA™ designation
  • Product Managers
  • Non-BA consultants
  • Trainers
  • Hybrid Business Analysis professionals, including: Project Manager, Testers, Quality Assurance (QA) professionals, Change/Transformation Managers, and Designers
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CCBA Exam Sample Questions and Exam Blueprint

The CCBA exam consists of 130 multiple choice scenario-based questions formulated from the BABOK® Guide and must be completed within 3 hours.

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CCBA Exam Information

This is a computer-based exam. The CCBA exam can be taken online via proctor format or at a PSI test center. To be admitted to the exam and more details on preparation for this exam, please review our exam information guidelines.

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Advancing and Recognizing your BA Skills

The CCBA highlights your capability to work effectively with stakeholders, to model business processes, and identify and evaluate opportunities for better business outcomes.

CCBA certification represents your skills and knowledge applied to real-life scenarios and fortifies you for career advancement.

The IIBA® Annual Business Analysis Salary Survey reports that the average salary of top 5 certification holders is 11% more on average in earnings in comparison to non-certification holders.

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Certification Handbooks

The IIBA® guides to pursuing the ECBA™, CCBA®, CBAP®,  IIBA®- CCA, designations and more. These handbooks will describe the process for attaining IIBA certification for our core and specialized business analysis levels.

Specialized Certification BA Handbooks

Introducing Certification Digital Badges

Show the World You Mean Business

IIBA is pleased to announce we have introduced digital badges as a way to share and validate business analysis certification achievements.

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To understand performance expectations for the CCBA® designation, click on the Exam Blueprint, Sample Questions and the links for each Knowledge Area:

CCBA Exam Sample Questions


A. Schedule a requirements workshop

B. Model the scope of the requirements

C. Perform stakeholder analysis

D. Prioritize the business requirements

Answer = C

A. Review a paper prototype

B. Use a graphic user interface
C. Observe the product in use
D. Interview the operator

Answer: C

A. Derives- Necessity

B. Derives- Effort

C. Depends- Necessity

D. Depends- Effort

Answer = C

A. Capture customer details for reporting

B. Develop a new portal to sell products and services

C. Increase sales by 30% by the end of next year

D. Create better help text on the existing portal

Answer = C

A. Brainstorm measurable evaluation criteria

B. Apply a checklist to verify quality 

C. Evaluate the alignment with solution scope

D. Create list of assumptions to support requirements

Answer = B

CCBA Exam Blueprint


Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring


Elicitation and Collaboration


Requirements Life Cycle Management


Strategy Analysis


Requirements Analysis and Design Definition


Solution Evaluation


Endorsed Business Analysis Education and Training

IIBA endorses education and training delivered by EEPs and Academic Members to support the ongoing development of business analysis professionals from entry level to seniority.

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