CBAP® Certification Program Overview

The Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) designation is a professional certification for individuals with extensive business analysis (BA) experience. With a minimum of 7500 hours of hands-on BA experience, CBAP® recipients are the elite, senior members of the BA community.

With thousands of  individuals all over the world achieving the CBAP® designation since the first Certified Business Analysis exam was held in November 2006, CBAP® recipients are experts in identifying the business needs of an organization in order to determine the best solutions. More and more companies are recognizing the CBAP® designation and the value and expertise these professionals bring to their organizations.



CBAP® recipients are recognized for the investment they have already made in their business analysis careers. Certification is beneficial to:


  • Individuals with a CCBA® designation with the required work experience hours.

  • Individuals in the Business Analysis (BA) profession without a current IIBA certification or certificate but meet the CBAP® eligibility requirements.

  • Product owners/managers.

  • Non-BA consultants.

  • Trainers.

  • Hybrid Business Analysis professionals (those with other business titles but who also perform business analysis), including but not limited to:

    • Project Managers (PMs),

    • Testers,

    • Quality Assurance (QA) personnel,

    • Change Managers, and

    • Designers.


This also includes professionals working in the role of:


  • Business analysis.

  • Systems analysis.

  • Requirements analysis or management.

  • Process improvement.

  • Consulting.



This certification program is aligned with the International Standards Organization (ISO) 17024 standard for certifying the competence of personnel.


The certification exam is currently only offered in English. Other languages may be included in the future.


You do not need to be an IIBA member in order to take the certification examination, but IBA members receive discounts on certification exam fees.


Related Links

Benefits of CBAP® Certification

CBAP® Terms and Conditions

CBAP® Code of Conduct

Confidentiality of Information




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