IIBA CBAP Certification Application Process

The 8 key steps to complete your CBAP application is as follows: 

Step 1 - Create IIBA Account

Step 2 -  Choose Certification

Step 3 - Pay CBAP Exam Application Fee

Step 4 - Submit Professional Development Record

Step 5 - Submit Work History

Step 6 - Submit Referrals

Step 7 - Submit Application

Step 8 - Pay Exam Fee

This blog outlines the steps to follow to complete your CBAP Application process. 

Create an IIBA Account

  • Login with your IIBA credentials or create an account. If this is your first time logging in, you will receive an email to activate your IIBA profile and change.
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Selecting Your Certification

  • From the top of the page, select Certification, and then from the drop-down menu select My Certifications. This will take you to the Certification Summary Page from where you can select your certification.
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Review Requirements Criteria

Before you Get Started:

  • The CBAP Application fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Ensure you meet the requirements for either CBAP by reviewing the Certification Handbook here or by selecting Log My Hours and accessing the ECBA, CBAP Certification Handbook from the right side of the page.
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  • Throughout this process, you will use the Certification Summary Page and the BA Development Log to meet your goals and monitor your progress.
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BA Development Log

Note: Your entry cannot be changed after 7 days, we encourage you to make any changes to an entry prior to the 7th day or complete the entry just before you submit your application.

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Choosing Certification

  • Select your desired certification, CBAP, and Get Started.
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Checkout

  • Click on Add to Order and Checkout to pay the Application.
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Payment Information

  • Proceed with Payment Information

 Do not click on New Address. Click on Continue.

NOTE: For coupon codes, you must click on Continue for the address and THEN add the coupon code. If the coupon code does not work, contact certification@iiba.org 

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Choose Payment Method
  • Complete all information and click on Process Payment.
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View Receipt

A receipt will be generated once payment is To see your receipt, select View Receipt.

    • Select IIBA Membership if you are interested in becoming a member of IIBA.
    • Select Access My Certifications to complete your goals.
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Access Requirements & Policies

  • Complete each of the goals by selecting Get Started. Refer to the Certification Handbook for requirements and policies for CBAP.
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Log Professional Development Record

  • Select Get Started to complete the goal Professional Development
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You will land on the BA Development Log from where you can log your hours under the Professional Development category. The requirement for CBAP is to log a minimum of 35 hours of professional development within the last 4 years. The content must align with the BABOK Guide v3.0, be formal in structure and not simply a presentation on a topic.


The content must meet the following criteria:

  • Be moderated/facilitated like a formal course (i.e., there must be a moderator for the session, or a facilitator/instructor who leads the group/individual through the material)
  • Have a measurable learning objective (or set of objectives), and those must be directly applicable to the role of the business analyst (i.e., in terms of either changing behavior or improving skills)
  • Provide the opportunity for students to interact with the material (e.g., be able to ask questions, make the learning meaningful)
  • Provide the opportunity to practice the task or objective being presented and be assessed by the facilitator/moderator

Courses part of the Endorsed Education Provider (EEP) program automatically qualify towards the professional development requirements as they have already been assessed and validated by IIBA to ensure they meet the above criteria.

Creating New Professional Development Log

  • Select New to begin to log your hours under Professional Development.
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  • Record your Professional Development hours under any of the following record types: 
      • Classroom Course
      • Chapter Study Group
      • Online Course

For this example, select the record type, Classroom Course and select Next.

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Saving Professional Development Information

  • Complete the Information and Save.
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Professional Development Progress Tracking

  • The hours will appear in your BA Development Log.
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Select See Progress on My Certifications for the Certification Summary Page where the system tracks Required Hours; Your Hours; Hours Needed and Met.

Follow the same steps when recording hours for a Chapter Study Group or Online Course.

Once the hours are met, a checkmark appears next to the Met status and the Professional Development goal status is Complete.

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  • Continue to the next GOAL.

Log Work History

  • Select Get Started to complete your Work History
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  • For Work History, select New.
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applicants are required to complete a minimum of 7,500 hours of business analysis work in the last 10 years. Within this experience, a minimum of 900 hours completed in 4 of the 6 BABOK Guide Knowledge Areas, for a total of at least 3,600 hours of the required 7,500 hours total.

  • Collect the Information and Save
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Work History Progress Tracking

  • The hours will appear in your BA Development Log.
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Select See Progress on My Certifications for the Certification Summary Page where the system tracks Required Hours; Your Hours; Hours Needed and Met.

Once the hours are met, a checkmark appears next to the Met status and the Professional Development goal status is Complete.

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  • Continue to the next GOAL.

Submit Referral Data

  • Select Get Started to complete your References
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  • The References goal will appear as Complete on your Certification Summary Page.
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  • Continue to the next GOAL.

Submit Your Application

  • Select Get Started to complete the Submit your Application This step involves agreeing to the Attestations.
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 Your One-Year Application Term

Once “Approved”, you will have a one-year Application Term in which to schedule and take your exam. Within the one-year, you have three attempts, each at a fee, to write the exam, if required. Certification Fees apply.

Your one-year Application Term will start from the day your application is approved.

If your application lapses, you will have to pay the application fee again, re-verify that you meet the requirements, and pay the exam fee.

  • Select Get Started to Pay Exam Fee

 For payment instructions, refer to the Payment Info and Payment Method sections.

After payment of the exam fee, you will receive a confirmation email from IIBA indicating your next steps Schedule and Pass Exam.

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