1. What are the CBAP and CCBA Certifications?
The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®), has created the Certified Business Analysis Professional® (CBAP) and Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA), credentials awarded to candidates who have successfully demonstrated their expertise in this field. The CBAP designation is awarded to business analysis practitioners with 7500 hours or more of BA experience, and the CCBA is for those with 3750 or more hours of applicable experience. Both credentials require passing a comprehensive examination, based on the IIBA® Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) that is designed to objectively assess and measure business analysis knowledge and experience
2. What are the education or work experience requirements needed?
To be eligible for CBAP or CCBA Certification, you must meet the following requirements:
|BA Experience||7500 hours of BA experience over the past 10 years||3750 hours of BA experience over the past 7 years|
|Knowledge Area||900+ hours in at least 4 of the 6 core BABOK® Knowledge Areas||900+ hours in at least 2 of the 6 coreBABOK® Knowledge Areas –OR– 500 hours in 4 of the 6 Knowledge Areas|
|Education||High School or College Degree||High School or College Degree|
|Professional Development||21 Hours in past 4 Years||21 Hours in past 4 Years|
|References||Two references from a career manager, client, or a CBAP||Two references from a career manager, client, or a CBAP|
|Additional||Signed Code of Conduct||Signed Code of Conduct|
|Fees||$125 application plus $325 exam fee ($450 for non-members)||$125 application plus $325 exam fee ($450 for non-members)|
|Renewal||Once every 3 years; need 60 CDUs for renewal||Once every 3 years; need CDUs for renewal (unknown at this time)|