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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.



How to Get Started as a Business Analysis Professional?


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. Complete a minimum of 21 Professional Development (PD) hours within the last four years. Your hours can be logged and tracked here.
  3. Agree with the Code of Conduct.
  4. Agree with Terms and Conditions.

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Am I Ready to Become an ECBA™?

The IIBA® guide to pursuing the ECBA™, CCBA® and CBAP® designations. This handbook will describe the process for attaining IIBA certification for our core BA levels.

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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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New to Business Analysis?

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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A Business Analysis Foundation for Success

Introduce and manage change successfully for your organization with the globally recognized standards of the business analysis profession.
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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





Start Your Business Analysis Journey Here

Whether you are looking for a new career, new job opportunities, are a student, or are an individual who manages business analysis professionals, being ECBA certified will demonstrate that you have a solid understanding of the key fundamentals of business analysis.

The prospects for a career in business analysis are promising and growing. The business analysis profession is one of the highest growing occupations right now with 14% industry growth projected between 2014-2024*.

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Certify Your Future

There are many benefits to being certified, as recently indicated in the IIBA 2020 Business Analysis Salary Survey, including increased fulfillment at work, salary increase, promotion, better job opportunities and greater confidence at work.

Did you know that certified BA’s earn 12% more than their non-certified counterparts?**

**Source: IIBA 2020 Annual Business Analysis Salary Survey

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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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