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CBAP (Certified Business Analysis Professional) is the third level business analysis certification from International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). CBAP is an advanced level business analysis certification.

35 Hours of instructor-led CBAP training is a prerequisite for CBAP certification.

CBAP training is suitable for advanced level/ senior level business analysis professionals with a minimum of 5+ years of business analysis experience.

An ideal CBAP certification training should have BABoK based study guide, and provide large a number of scenario and case based questions.

It should also prepare the student with the knowledge and skill needed to pass the CBPA certification exam.

CBAP Training Program Deliverables

CBAP Training with Success Guaranteed

Some of our CBAP plans come with Success Guarantee. We stick our neck out for you.
We succeed with your success and fail with your failure.

36 hours of Live Instructor Led CBAP Training

Our instructors are a part of IIBA’s BABoK Authoring and Question Setting Committee. All of our faculty are CBAP certified with over 20 years of Business Analysis experience.

Exhaustive 2000+ Preparation Questions

Adaptive’s Learning portal, SuXeed has 2000+ CBAP questions. There are 6 full-length simulators enabling you to succeed in the CBAP certification exam at the very first attempt.

BABoK V3 based CBAP Study Guide

Our Study Guide is the most compact CBAP Study Guide. It has only 20% words count as compared to BABoK V3 which saves a significant amount of preparation time.

Over 10+ hours of CBAP
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Adaptive’s Learning portal, SuXeed has 100+ byte-sized learning modules (each b/n 5 to 15 mins). It is compatible with all devices.

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Our Success Rate is over 95%

We are just an email/ phone call away. Our training support team and faculties are there to help you till you become CBAP certified.

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  • Success guarantee
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Our Expert Team

Peter, CBAP training , CCBA training , ECBA training expert

Peter Johnson CBAP

Founder of IIBA New Jersey Chapter.

30+ years of working experience as a Business Analyst.

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LN Mishra CBAP

Mentor to 200+ CBAP Worldwide

LN Mishra has 24+ years of Professional Experience in BA.

Lora, Expert in CBAP training ,CCBA Training , ECBA Training Expert

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President, IIBA Oklahoma Chapter.

Lora McCoy is a Certified Business Analysis Professional with over 20+ years of experience.

Testimonials

Great Experience. Was able to clear CBAP in one attempt after all the guidance from Adaptive. Would recommend Adaptive to all the IIBA Certification Aspirants 🙂

Gaurav Upamanyu
Business Analyst / PRATIAN Technologies (India) Private Limited

Adaptive’s study aids are excellent and will not only help you save time towards your CBAP prep but give you the confidence that you are actually grasping the concepts as you go through the study guide, question banks, videos, flash cards and the plethora of content they offer through their online platform. I signed up with Adaptive in August 2018 and passed my CBAP exam in November 2018 on the first attempt. I look forward to signing up with Adaptive in 2019 for the Agile certification workshop.

Usman Khan
Senior Business Systems Analyst / Air Canada

Absolutely the best!!!

The support provided by this team is incredible!

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Curtis Ralph
Business Analyst / Johnson Inc.

Thanks to Adaptive US for their incredible CBAP certification program that focuses not only on passing the exam but on experiences exchanged that support our day to day jobs. I highly recommend Adaptive US for anyone wanting to learn how to be a good Business analyst and for getting certification. Special thanks to the great instructors LN Mishra, Lora McCoy, Peter Johnson and the amazing team behind the scene Ananya Pani and Ani Burman.

Mohammed Zahran
CBAP, TOGAF, Digital Transformation consultant, Enterprise Architect, Data Analyst, information systems consultant Egypt. / e-finance
“The Question Banks, books, and the training are awesome, easy to understand.
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Roma Tyagi
IIBA,CBAP Trained Business Analyst / ABB Australia

Many thanks to the entire Adaptive US team! They did an outstanding job at communicating the BABOK material, especially with some of the implicit concepts that needed to be elaborated on. I passed the exam two weeks after completing the program. This is truly one of the best CBAP prep programs out there!

Michael White
AVP-Business Systems Analyst (PMO) / MB Financial Bank

I applied to sit down for the CBAP exam back in April 2017 yet due to the overload of work I kept on postponing my studying till it was January 2018 and I realized that I have to start! I studied using the BABOK and subscribed to the Questions package from Suxeed which turned to be a great help! I am now the 3rd CBAP in Lebanon; the 1st Female CBAP.

Halah Jawhar
Business Analyst and Project Management Specialist / UNIGAZ Company

With the guidance of Adaptive US I was able to prepare for and obtain my CBAP certification in 60 days. The facilitators were knowledgeable, professional, and patient with everyone, and they covered the BABOK in such a way that gives you an introductory exposure to all the material so that when you go back to it on your own it doesn’t overwhelm you. However, due to the massive amount of information contained in the book, there is no practical way for the facilitators to go through everything in detail. You have to do your part as well to be successful – read ahead, stay engaged in the sessions, ask questions, take the practice tests, and go over all the material provided to you in the library. Best of luck, thank you, and cheers to all!

Carlos del Valle
Senior Consultant / IntelliWare Systems

FAQ's

What is Certified Business Analysis Professional, CBAP designation ?

  • CBAP designation stands for the Certified Business Analysis Professional
  • CBAP is the higher and third level certification for senior business analysts
  • Aimed towards business analysis professionals having 5 years of exp
  • CBAP certification is targeted at seasoned business analysts, business analysis consultants, Trainers, Business analysis , Systems analysis , Requirements analysis or management, Process management, Consulting etc
  • The eligibility requirements of CBAP are as given below:
    • 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
    • Signed Code of Conduct

Target Audience for CBAP

  • Seasoned BAs
  • BA Consultants
  • Trainers
  • Business analysis
  • Systems analysis
  • Requirements analysis or management
  • Process management
  • Consulting

CBAP Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must meet the requirements specified in this section to be eligible to write the exam. To earn the CBAP designation, applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • 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
    • Signed Code of Conduct

How much does the CBAP exam cost ?

Application Fee 125 USD
Certification Exam Fee 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..

What is the CBAP certification Process

CBAP certification recommended approach would be

  1. Check your eligibility with the CBAP requirements
  2. Attend Adaptive CBAP prep course/ CBAP Certification Training to gain the 35 mandatory PD Hours (Professional development hours)
  3. Start your preparation with Adaptive study guide and BABoK v3
  4. Complete the IIBA application filing with our CBAP application simulator that we provide you as part of the training deliverable
  5. Take 1800+ Adaptive CBAP model questions to test your preparation
  6. Revise your concepts
  7. Book your exam dates
  8. Do 2 more revision of study guide and Adaptive question bank
  9. Once you are scoring about 80- 85% in the model questions you are ready to go for it
  10. Take the CBAP Certification exam and earn the CBAP designation

Is the CBAP certification useful for business analysts working in Agile methodology?

The new curriculum of BABoK V3 includes a major component of agile methodology in the curriculum for CBAP certification.

BABoK is a good framework for all types of Business Analysts, since it covers all the aspects of Business analysis starting from Planning to solution evaluation and strategy analysis.

Hence its always worth taking up certifications like CBAP considering the professional growth and compensation improvement.

How do I earn the CBAP designation?

Once you have decided to pursue CBAP certification based on your career goals, the first thing would be to check the eligibility criteria mentioned by IIBA.

Make sure that you have the required number (7500 hours) of documented business analysis work experience in the last 10 years of your professional career.

One also needs to have minimum 900 hours experience in at least 4 of the 6 knowledge areas.

Secondly, undergo a CBAP Preparation Training from an established BA trainer before registering and selecting a convenient slot to appear the exam.

Ensure to enroll with the CBAP training from a reputed IIBA EEP to attain the mandated 35 professional development hours.

Without training, clearing the exam in the very first attempt would be a horrendous task, simply because what you get to grasp in 30 hours of BA coaching would otherwise require 150 hours of self-learning to decode the BABoK, the prescribed book for CBAP certification exam.

Moreover, Business analysis training under an EEP (Endorsed Education Provider) gives you PDU (Professional Development Units) necessary to meet the criteria of the various certifications.

Adaptive US is a premier IIBA education partner with 98% success rate in CBAP certification.

We have certified 220+ CBAP professionals till date, see the CBAP certified list

Prepare for CBAP exam with the guidance from the mentor, go through Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABoK ) v3 or BABoK based CBAP study guide and solve 2000+ CBAP preparation model questions and then take the CBAP exam and get certified.

Benefit of CBAP certification

Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) is undoubtedly the most coveted designation globally among the Business analysts.

It is the most sought after business analysis certification globally.

We have worked with 200+ CBAP certified professionals and have seen them transforming to better roles, transitioning to global opportunities, better salaries.

As per the latest salary survey of IIBA –

  • CBAP Certified Professionals earn 16% more
  • There is a 11% increment in salary for certification holders than the overall average salary
  • The expected salary increase is in the range of 15 -20%

There has been a gradual shift towards recruiting certified business analysts globally. More and more organizations rely on this independent assessment of skills while recruiting.

Especially for experienced working professionals looking to switch into BA role, If you were previously working in IT , your technical software knowledge would definitely come in handy.

The median salary of a CBAP’s is in the range of $90–92,000 and IIBA asserts that certified CBAP’s earn around 15% more than non-certified Business Analysts.

Benefits of certification:

  • Be globally recognized for your competency in business analysis.
  • Better job prospects.
  • Better salary.
  • Better career growth
  • Opens door to global career opportunities and fortune 500 organizations
  • Better skilled in BA domain

More details on this – https://adaptiveus.com/certification-trainings/

How will CBAP certification help me in my career path

Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) is undoubtedly the most coveted designation globally among the Business analysts.

It is the most sought after business analysis certification globally.

We have worked with 200+ CBAP certified professionals and have seen them transforming to better roles, transitioning to global opportunities, better salaries.

As per the latest salary survey of IIBA.

  • CBAP Certified Professionals earn 16% more
  • There is a 11% increment in salary for certification holders than the overall average salary
  • The expected salary increase is in the range of 15 -20%

There has been a gradual shift towards recruiting certified business analysts globally. More and more organizations rely on this independent assessment of skills while recruiting.

Especially for experienced working professionals looking to switch into BA role, If you were previously working in IT , your technical software knowledge would definitely come in handy.

The median salary of a CBAP’s is in the range of $90–92,000 and IIBA asserts that certified CBAP’s earn around 15% more than non-certified Business Analysts.

Benefits of certification:

  • Be globally recognized for your competency in business analysis.
  • Better job prospects.
  • Better salary.
  • Better career growth
  • Opens door to global career opportunities and fortune 500 organizations
  • Better skilled in BA domain

More details on this – https://adaptiveus.com/certification-trainings/

Which is the best business analyst certification, PMI-PBA or CBAP?

In terms of popularity and acceptance I would certainly say CBAP is best for a business analyst.

CBAP certification from IIBA has been hugely popular among corporate and individuals across the globe.

Whereas PMI PBA has some following in USA owing to the fact that it comes from PMI and it has the largest no. of certification holders for its most popular certification PMP.

However coming to numbers –

But I would suggest to go for CBAP if you are considering both as alternatives.

Here’s a detailed analysis document on the comparison between PMI PBA and CBAP, which I had written some time back

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/pmi-pba-vs-iiba-cbap-ananya-pani?trk=mp-reader-card

This article compares both the certification on each parameter and gives a beautiful perspective for you to get a comparison.

CBAP Recommended –

  • Pure play BA/enterprise level BA and planning to stay in the same path
  • Part of BA Center of Excellence/BA Competency team
  • If your organization has IIBA certifications as part of the competency framework

PMI PBA Recommended –

  • BA with a project or program management background/experience
  • BA with PMP certification
  • PMP certified professional /Project manager with BA responsibility
  • If your organization has partnership with PMI
  • If your organization has PMI certifications as part of the competency framework

How do I prepare and enroll for CBAP certification?

Once you have decided to prepare for CBAP and pursue the CBAP certification based on your career goals, the first thing would be to check the eligibility criteria mentioned by IIBA.

Make sure that you have the required number (7500 hours) of documented business analysis work experience in the last 10 years of career.

One also needs to have minimum 900 hours experience in at least 4 of the 6 knowledge areas.

Secondly, undergo CBAP Preparation Training from an established BA trainer before registering and selecting a convenient slot to appear the exam.

Without training, clearing the exam in the very first attempt would be a horrendous task, simply because what you get to grasp in 30 hours of BA coaching would otherwise require 150 hours of self-learning to decode the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABoK), the prescribed book for CBAP certification exam.

Moreover, Business analysis training under an EEP (Endorsed Education Provider) gives you PDU (Professional Development Units) necessary to meet the criteria of the various certifications.

Adaptive USis a premier IIBA education partner with 98% success rate in CBAP certification.

How will IIBA verify if I really worked for 7500 hours for taking the CBAP certification?

International institute of business analysis, IIBA does the checking of work experience through an application filing and approval process. This process is done via the project details provided and references provided.

IIBA reserves the right to audit your application.

Any discrepancies found can result in barring you from appearing for the exam or revocation of the certificate later part as well.

What is the pass percentage of CBAP

The pass percentage for CBAP is not disclosed however if you take a good CBAP simulation set and target for 80/85% then you will be safe and will be likely to clear the test.

How many hours of study is required for clearing CBAP?

About 150/200 hours of study is good enough to prepare for CBAP v3 and get certified.

  • But this is mostly true when you take the help of a great coach , with a good understanding of BABoK and with access to a good question bank.

What is the difference between case and scenarios ?

Typically a scenario is a few sentences to a paragraph long and only has one question associated with it. A case is usually 1/1.5 pages long and has multiple questions associated with it.

What are the benefits of becoming an IIBA member?

If you are a BA and serious about BA career then the benefits are in many ways as described below:

Become a member of community of thousands of business analysis professionals worldwide

You get the IIBA membership fee paid back with the exam fees discount for members, so in effect you get all the resources free.

The membership comes loaded with whole lot of resources like books, online library, articles, white papers, webinars for members only.

The learning from all this is immense , if you see yourself in a product owner, Product line head, Business unit head or a domain expert role 10 years down the line.

Application and Exam Process for CBAP

Step 1: Applying for and Paying for Certification

Step 2: Paying for the Exam and booking a slot

Step 3: Registering for the Exam

Step 4: Preparing for the Exam

Step 5: Taking the Exam

Exam Pattern of CBAP

The exam blueprint aligned with v3.0 of the BABOK Guide is as follows:

 

Knowledge Area CBAP
Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring 14%
Elicitation and Collaboration 12%
Requirements Life Cycle Management 15%
Strategy Analysis 15%
Requirements Analysis and Design Definition 30%
Solution Evaluation 14%

How long is the CBAP exam ?

The CBAP® exam is 3.5 hours long and consists of 120 multiple choice questions. The questions are longer cases(1 to 1.5 Pages of information).Multiple questions about the case.

Re-writing the CBAP

If the candidate does not pass the CBAP® exam,

He or she is allowed to retake the exam twice within the one year period from the date of their application approval email. There is no wait time between exam sittings required.

In addition:

  • If paying a member fee, the applicant must be a member at the time of submitting their exam fee; otherwise, they must pay the non-member fee.
  • The exam fees pay for the exam sitting. If the applicant does not pass the exam, they will not be reimbursed the exam fee.
  • If the applicant does not take and pass the exam within the one-year period, they must

reapply (and pay full application and exam fees).

Maintaining CBAP Certification and Recertification

Recipients are required to meet continuing proficiency requirements in order to maintain their designation. Continuing proficiency is one of the important benchmarks of a quality certification program. The IIBA certification needs to be renewed every three years.

The CBAP Recertification Handbook and related forms are posted on the IIBA website.

It is the responsibility of each CBAP applicant, candidate and recipient to advise of changes to their contact information (i.e., email address), by updating their Profile on the IIBA website. Failure to provide updated contact information to the Certification team may result in missed communications.

Is it worth taking an IIBA membership?

If you are a BA and serious about BA career then it is definitely yes.

There are many benefits of becoming a member of IIBA. Some of which are

Become a member of community of thousands of business analysis professionals worldwide

You get the IIBA membership fee paid back with the exam fees discount for members, so in effect you get all the resources free.

The membership comes loaded with whole lot of resources like books, online library, articles, white papers, webinars for members only.

The learning from all this is immense , if you see yourself in a product owner, Product line head, Business unit head or a domain expert role 10 years down the line.

How do I know that I am prepared enough for sitting for the exam

When you have gone through BABoK 2/3 times, understand the concepts well, and the relationships between them, which makes the study part mostly through. After this you have to move over to verifying your understanding with questions. Take a good CBAP question bank and start with KA/chapter based questions first. Once you score about 80/85% move over to the exam simulator and aim for 80/85% on that as well.

How do I take up CBAP test?

Please see the eligibility criteria for CBAP and apply directly with IIBA for the certification.

IIBA certifications are based on a separate test conducted at Prometrictest centers. The exam is an online test by prometric. The participant needs to fulfill the criteria mentioned by IIBA site on the below link to appear for the test.

Is there any validity period for CBAP IIBA certification?

Yes CBAP certification designation once earned is valid for 3 years before renewal.

You must earn and report a minimum of 60 Continuing Development Units (CDUs) every three years from the receipt of your certification (the day you passed your exam).

More details- http://www.iiba.org/Certification/recertification.aspx

Does CBAP exam has questions from chapter 11 (Perspectives) of BABoK v3 ?

CBAP certification exam will have questions from all the chapters, Knowledge areas (KA), techniques as covered in BABoK v3. The entire BABoK is the prescribed curriculum for the CBAP exam. It is competency-based and aligned with BABOK® Guide Version 3. The competency elements are grouped into six Knowledge Areas, as defined in the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide). However there may not be direct questions from chapter 11 as given in the link here – http://www.iiba.org

What type of calculation based questions may be therein CBAP exam?

CBAP exam may have simple calculation based questions like ROI, cost benefit analysis, estimation etc. mostly from financial analysis techniques.

What is the difference in CBAP on v2 and v3 ?

International institute of business analysis IIBA released certification exam scheme based on business analysis body of knowledge BABoK v3 in Sep end 2016. CBAP v2 was based on BABoK v2 and CBAP v3 is based on BABoK v3. Secondly, the exam pattern is vastly different. CBAP® V2 had only scenario based questions along with many direct questions on the input, output, techniques from BABoK v2, where as in CBAP V3 about 40% questions are case study based.

There is an addition of 16 new techniques on v3 and there is some amount of rewording for the techniques which have been continued

See the CBAP exam blue print here – http://www.iiba.org/certificationblueprints.aspx

As per IIBA – Particular to CCBA® and CBAP®: Rely on your work experience to get you through it. Don’t simply memorize definitions, content, or the BABOK® Guide. You have to partner the BABOK®Guide with your practical application/ knowledge to be successful.

The questions are case study-based (i.e. longer cases (1-1.5 pages) of information) with multiple questions about the case. It is competency-based and aligned with BABOK® Guide Version 3

For a more detailed comparison see here –

https://www.adaptiveus.com/how-different-is-cbap-v3-from-cbap-v2/

Will there be questions directly from techniques in CBAP exam ?

There is no question specific to a given technique, however, techniques are referenced in questions that specifically test the competencies expected within the Knowledge Areas.

A large emphasis goes to applying right technique to a situation.

What are the major differences in BABoK v2 and v3 ?

BABoK V3 (500+ pages) is vastly different from BABoK V2 (250 pages). There are significantly more number of techniques and concepts in BABoK V3 than BABoK V2.

There is an addition of 16 new techniques on v3 and there is some amount of rewording for the techniques which have been continued

There is renaming of the knowledge areas, tasks, techniques and even underlying concepts also.

The details of the comparison is given in Appendix D of BABoK v3.

How to pass the CBAP exam?

CBAP exam recommended approach is

  1. Attend Adaptive CBAP exam prep course
  2. Complete the IIBA application filing
  3. Complete 2000+ Adaptive CBAP exam questions
  4. Revise your concepts using Adaptive CBAP Exam guide
  5. Take CBAP exam and be a CBAP certification holder

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Ans.You can find a CBAP Application filing form to download in the link below –

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Put your Project experience without breaking your head, or getting rejected with our DIY CBAP application form.

CBAP application form takes care of all 3 key aspects of the application:

  1. Project experience calculator
  2. Reference details including how to approach references
  3. PD Hour details
  4. Education experience details

It has built in rules to ensure that you do not enter any wrong data.

Some of the rules built into the CBAP application form are:

  1. Project start and end dates are within last 10 years
  2. Project start dates are less than project end date
  3. You provide details of your project and project manager
  4. All necessary details are provided regarding the references

It also provides a sample letter that you can email to your references.

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How hard will it be to take CBAP certification?

Yes CBAP on BABoK v3 is tough and the current CBAP exam pass rate has been 70%.

CBAP exam is of 3.5 hours consisting of 120 multiple choice questions. The questions are case based with longer cases (1 to 1.5 Pages of information) and multiple questions come from the case.

Some of the important aspects to remember to pass CBAP exam

  • Time management – 120 questions in 210 minutes (3.5 hours) sounds long but with the long cases its quite challenging to manage time
  • Understanding of the BABoK, the Knowledge areas, tasks, the correlations between them and applying the knowledge to a case given in the exam
  • Knowing the techniques well , understanding them and applying them to case given in the exam
  • The exam tests the ability of the person to understand, assimilate and apply the knowledge to a case during the exam
  • You need a great coach to teach you concepts in a great and lucid way, he/she should have the ability of explaining one technique over the other, which technique to use when etc.
  • Mostly the answers are close, confusing and expect it to be completely aligned to BABoK.

What is the complexity of CBAP certification?

It is reasonably complex and requires very in depth understanding of concepts to clear the exam

Mostly the answers are close, confusing and expect it to be completely aligned to BABoK.

Is it mandatory to do ECBA and CCBA to write for CBAP?

No you can go for CBAP certification exam directly if you meet the pre requisites as per IIBA – http://www.iiba.org

Do I need to know UML in detail for CBAP ?

CBAP examination expects one to UML thoroughly.

One should be familiar with all the notations, symbols, diagrams and terms of UML.

Familiarity to data flow diagram, use case diagram and UML is recommended.

One needs to be comfortable with terms like extend, include, generalization, Inheritance etc.

Questions on Reference – who can be my reference ?

Two references from a career manager, client (internal or external) or CBAP® recipient are required. And IIBA defines a career manager as: The person who is responsible for providing and preparing the applicant’s annual performance review.

You need 2 references and reference can be from these 3 types of personnel – Your career manager, your client or a CBAP.

 

One of the two references needs to be current (At least one of the references must be a current contact)

How long do I need to wait for retake if I didn’t clear exam on the first time?

There is no prescribed time period. You can take the exam 3 times within a year after your application is approved.

Within how much time do I need to schedule my exam after my application is approved?

Typically 10 to 14 weeks is a good time period for one to get ready for CBAP.

We recommend a 150 -200 hours prep over 10 weeks span of time.