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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