ECBA stands for Entry Certificate in Business Analysis, 1st level certification provided by International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), Canada (

Following are some of the benefits of becoming an ECBA certified professional:

  • Be recognized for your competency in business analysis.
  • Business analysis 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 

ECBA examination targets the following audience:

  • Individuals entering the BA profession:
  • Students enrolled in BA academic programs
  • New graduates
  • Professionals transitioning careers
  • Functional managers who are not BAs but manage them


  • No prior business analysis-related work experience needed.
  • Professional development: 21 hours of verifiable BABOK coursework in the last 4 years. Adaptive US is an authorized EEP of IIBA, its training provides required PDUs for the ECBA certification examination.
  • No references required.
  • Signed code of conduct is required.

Question pattern 

This is a knowledge-based examination.

50 Multiple choice questions to be answered in 1 hour

Proctor based exam to be taken from own home 

The ECBA exam is a live web delivered exam that requires a desktop or laptop, a working webcam, and microphone.

Sample Questions

ECBA Sample questions are available here –

Certification Exam Blueprint

The certification exam will test the candidate’s knowledge and understanding of the components below within the BABOK Guide v3, specifically:

Business Analysis Knowledge
Business Analysis & the BA Professional2.5%
Underlying Competencies5%
Business Analysis Key Concepts5%
BABOK® Guide Knowledge Areas
Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring5%
Elicitation & Collaboration20%
Requirements Life Cycle Management20%
Strategy Analysis5%
Requirements Analysis and Design Definition24%
Solution Evaluation1%

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Adaptive is World's 1st company to achieve 100 ECBA Certifications

Adaptive is World’s first Learning Organization to Achieve 100 ECBA certifications

We are happy to announce that Adaptive is the 1st Learning organization in the world to achieve 100  ECBA certifications from IIBA, Canada. Adaptive participants hold 100 positions among 650+ ECBA certified professionals across the world. …

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