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Entry Certificate in Business Analysis

The Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™) covers foundational knowledge on how to approach business analysis according to the BABOK® Guide.



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ECBA Certification Update

IIBA has simplified the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™) by removing the application process, the separate ECBA application fee, and the 21 Professional Development hour requirement necessary for eligibility. The streamlined process will consist of a new ECBA exam fee. Explore what this means for you.

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Who is an ECBA?

Who is an ECBA™?

ECBA Competencies

ECBA covers the foundational knowledge on business analysis according to the BABOK® Guide and showcases that you have the core knowledge and competencies for the in–demand field of business analysis. Stand out from the crowd - highlight you have the knowledge and be certified by the leading authority in business analysis, IIBA.

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How to Become an ECBA™?

ECBA Eligibility
  1. Ensure you register an account with IIBA (already a member login here)
  2. Agree with the Code of Conduct.
  3. Agree with Terms and Conditions.

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Am I Ready to Become an ECBA™?

Explore the ECBA™ Handbook. This document provides the necessary information for candidates pursuing the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™). 

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ECBA Certification Resources Available in Multiple Languages

Exam candidates can prepare for and take the ECBA exam in English, Chinese, French Standard, French Canadian, and Japanese. Download information such as the Core Certification Handbook, IIBA’s Guide to Online Proctored Exams, and more in the language of your choice below. 

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Business analysis is both a role and a discipline. Business Analysts and professionals of many different titles use business analysis to enable successful change in an organization.
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Business Analysis Resources

A curated body of knowledge dedicated to advancing your career in business analysis to create better business outcomes for your organization.
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To understand performance expectations for the ECBA® designation, click on the Exam Blueprint, Sample Questions and the links for each Knowledge Area:

ECBA Exam Sample Questions


A. Stability

B. Urgency

C. Complexity

D. Priority

Answer = D

A. Brainstorming

B. Interviews

C. Observation

D. Prototyping

Answer = C

A. process the feedback accurately.

B. understand sign-off authority.

C. identify risk tolerance levels.

D. gain project support.

Answer = B

A. manage associated risks.

B. allocate project resources.

C. articulate budgetary needs.

D. reduce time constraints.

Answer = A

A. a conceptual data model.

B. a logical data model.

C. an enterprise data model.

D. a physical data model.

Answer = D

ECBA Exam Blueprint


Business analysis and the BA professional


Business analysis key concepts


Underlying competencies





Business analysis planning and monitoring


Elicitation and collaboration


Requirements life cycle management


Requirements analysis and design definition





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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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