IIBA Certification Schemes Overview

ECBA CCBA CBAP
Full Form Entry Certificate in Business Analysis Certification of Capability in Business Analysis Certified Business Analysis Professional
Caters to Recognizes individuals entering the field of business analysis Recognizes BA professionals who have 2-3 years of BA experience Recognizes BA professionals who lead and have over 5 years of BA experience
Target Audience Individuals entering the BA profession New graduates Professionals aiming to switch over to a BA career BA professionals having 2/3 years of experience Developing BAs, Hybrid BAs - PMs, Testers, QA, Change Manager, Tech Lead Aimed towards BA professionals having 5 years of experience Seasoned BAs, BA Consultants, Trainers, Business analysis , Systems analysis , Requirements analysis or management, Process management, Consulting
Eligibility
  • No Work Experience required
  • No Knowledge Area expertise
  • Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development Training in the past four years
  • Minimum 3750 hours of BA work experience aligned with the BABOK® Guide in the last 7 years
  • Minimum 900 hours in each of two of the six knowledge areas or minimum 500 hours in each of four of the six knowledge areas
  • Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development Training in the past four years
  • Two references from a career manager, client or CBAP® recipient
  • Minimum 7500 hours of BA work experience aligned with the BABOK® Guide in the last 10 years
  • Minimum 900 hours in each of four of the six knowledge areas
  • Minimum 35 hours of Professional Development Training in the past four years
  • Two references from a career manager, client or CBAP® recipient
PDU 21 in last 4 years 21 in last 4 years 35 in last 4 years
References Not needed 2 from a career manager, client or CBAP® recipient 2 from a career manager, client or CBAP® recipient
Focuses on
  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition -24%
  • Elicitation and Collaboration –20%
  • Requirements Life Cycle Management – 20%
  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring – 5%
  • Strategy Analysis – 5%
  • Solution Evaluation – 1%
  • Techniques -12.5%
  • Underlying Competencies – 5%
  • Business Analysis Key Concepts – 5%
  • Business Analysis & the BA Professional- 2.5%
  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition – 32%
  • Elicitation and Collaboration – 20%
  • Requirements Life Cycle Management – 18%
  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring – 12%
  • Strategy Analysis – 12%
  • Solution Evaluation – 6%
  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition -30%
  • Strategy Analysis -15%
  • Requirements Life Cycle Management – 15%
  • Solution Evaluation -14%
  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring – 14%
  • Elicitation and Collaboration – 12%
Exam Pattern
  • 1.5 hours long
  • 50 multiple choice questions
  • Basic multiple choice that test the candidate’s knowledge and understanding
  • 3 hours long
  • 130 multiple choice questions.
  • The questions are scenario-based (i.e. candidate must do a bit of analysis to arrive at the answer)
  • 3.5 hours long
  • 120 multiple choice questions.
  • The questions are longer cases (1 to 1.5 Pages of information)
  • Multiple questions about the case.
Rewrite Twice within one year of approval with no wait time Twice within one year of approval with no wait time Twice within one year of approval with no wait time
Rewrite/Retake Fees
  • 85 USD – Members
  • 195 USD – Non Members
  • 250 USD – Members
  • 375 USD – Non Members
  • 250 USD – Members
  • 375 USD – Non Members
Application Fee 60 USD 125 USD 125 USD
Certification Fee
  • 110 USD for Members
  • 235 USD for Non Members
  • 325 USD for Members
  • 450 USD for Non Members
  • 325 USD for Members
  • 450 USD for Non Members
Membership Fees
  • Region 1 – 125 USD – USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, UK
  • Region 2 – 85 USD – Singapore, Malaysia, Middle East Asian countries..
  • Region 3 – 55 USD – India, Pakistan, Thailand, Tanzania..