CBAP Certification

The Certified Business Analysis ProfessionalTM (CBAP®) designation is a professional certification for individuals with extensive business analysis experience. With at least 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.

You will want to consider the many professional benefits of earning the CBAP® certification if you have an advanced level of knowledge and experience and are working in any of the following roles:

  • Business analysis

  • Systems analysis

  • Requirements analysis or management

  • Process improvement

  • Consulting


When you’re applying for the CBAP® designation, you may want to provide your employer with the following letter which describes:

  • Benefits of employing CBAP® recipients

  • What differentiates a CBAP® recipient from other business analysis practitioners

  • Industry statistics on the future demand of business analysis practitioners in the workplace

The purpose of the letter to be signed by you, the applicant, is to provide it to your employer with the intent of gaining their support and subsidy towards your pursuit of the CBAP® designation.


To view and/or print the letter, click here



  • Minimum 7500 hours of BA work experience aligned with A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) in the last 10 years

  • Minimum 900 hours in four of the six knowledge areas

  • Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development in the past four years

  • Two references from a career manager, client or Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) recipient

  • Signed Code of Conduct

Applicants are expected to review the CBAP® Handbook for complete information on application criteria, fees, and details on how to apply.

If you don’t meet the requirements for the CBAP® certification, you may want to consider applying for the CCBA® certification.

Culled from IIBA website