CBAP® stands for Certified Business Analysis Professional, the 3rd level certification provided by International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®), Canada (www.IIBA® .org).

Currently CBAP is the highest level certification available from IIBA.

Benefits of becoming a CBAP®:

  • Be recognized for your competency in business analysis.
  • BA is the fastest growing career opportunity for IT professionals.
  • People with domain experience can move into IT sector by becoming a business analyst.
  • Better job prospects.
  • Better salary.

Target Audience for CBAP®

  • Current CCBAs
  • Seasoned BAs
  • BA Consultants
  • Trainers

Eligibility for CBAP®

  • Minimum 7500 hours of Business analysis-related work in the last 10
  • Professional development: 35 hours of verifiable BABOK® coursework in the last 4 years. Adaptive Processes is an authorized EEP of IIBA®, its trainings provide desired PDUs for the CBAP® certification examination.
  • References: Two references from a career manager, client (internal or external) or CBAP®.
  • Minimum 900 hours in each of the 4 knowledge areas.
  • Signed code of conduct is required.

CBAP® Question pattern

  • This will be a scenario and case study based examination.
  • Longer cases (1-1.5 pages) of information
  • Multiple questions about the case
  • Multiple choice answers
  • 120 questions
  • 5 hours

Sample Questions

CBAP Sample questions are available here –

Adaptive CBAP Question Bank

CBAP Certification Exam Blueprint

CBAP recognizes BA professionals who manage and lead with over 5 years of business analysis experience.

  • 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%

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Exam Attempts and Application

Application expires within 1 year from approval

A candidate can only attempt at the exam three times within the one-year period of their application.

There is no wait time between exams attempts; however, you do have to wait 24 hours for IIBA® to receive and upload the results from Prometric.

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