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Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)

Recognizing your business analysis expertise and skills.

Attaining the highest certification in a profession demonstrates commitment, a superior skill set and leadership expertise.

For Professionals With Extensive Experience

The Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) offers members of the BA community a variety of benefits, including:

  • Demonstrated senior knowledge and professional competence
  • Marketability, employability and earning potential
  • Success and path to leadership

CBAP recognizes your expertise in multiple business domains and your ability to tackle more complex projects, work with stakeholders to define and manage their business requirements, drive business processes, lead the BA effort, and identify opportunities to achieve better business results.

The 2017 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.


To earn the CBAP designation, candidates must:

Everything You Need to Know About Certification

Review the competencies required at each level for the core business analysis certifications, including application, fees, and more.

Is CBAP for you?

The CBAP certification is for:

  • Individuals with significant experience in business analysis
  • Individuals with a CCBA™ designation
  • Product Managers
  • Non-BA consultants
  • Trainers
  • Hybrid Business Analysis professionals, including: Project Manager, Testers, Quality Assurance (QA) professionals, Change/Transformation Managers, and Designers


The CBAP exam consists of 120 multiple choice questions and must be completed within 3.5 hours. Formulated from the body of knowledge in the BABOK® Guide, exam questions are both scenario and case study-based.

It is a computer-based exam taken at a test center. To be admitted to the exam, your IIBA Profile Name must match your government identification. Find out more about your exam day here.


Take your CBAP exam in Japanese:

CBAP® exam has been translated into Japanese.* Available at Prometric test centres in Japan.

*Before Paying Your Exam Fee: Register to apply and once your application is approved by IIBA®, email to receive a special PayPal link to pay the Japanese exam fee.

IIBA Members save up to 30% on certification exam fees.

Check exam availability* 

*It is the responsibility for applicants to take their exam before their application deadline. If your application is approved, you have a maximum of one (1) year from the date of the application approval email to take the exam. It is your responsibility to ensure the application does not lapse.