What and Why of CCBA Certification

CCBA stands for Certified Capability in Business Analysis, the 2nd level certification provided by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), Canada (www.IIBA .org).

This certification is most suitable for senior business analysts having 2-3 years of experience.

Benefits of becoming a CCBA:

  • Certified BAs earn significantly higher, the expected salary increase is in the range of 15 -20%, as per the salary survey of 2017
  • Established credential and be globally recognized for your competency in business analysis
  • Better career growth and hence better opportunities
  • Better skilled in BA domain and hence higher productivity
  • BA is the fastest growing career opportunity for IT professionals
  • People with domain experience can move into IT sector by becoming a business analyst

Who can do CCBA Certification?

  • BAs who have attained the required 3750 hours of Business analysis work experience.
  • Those who have fallen into the role of business analysis professional
  • Developing Business Analysis professionals
  • Hybrid Business Analysis professionals (i.e. also PMs, testers, QA, change managers, designers)
  • Product owners/managers
  • Professionals working in the role of:
    • Business analyst
    • Systems analyst
    • Requirements analyst
    • Process analyst
    • Consultants
    • Trainers

How much does the 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





CCBA Certification Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must meet the requirements specified in this section to be eligible to write the exam. To earn the CCBA  designation, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Minimum 3750 hours of BA work experience aligned with the BABOK  Guide in the last 7 years
  • Minimum 900 hours in each of two of the six knowledge areas or minimum 500 hours in each of four of the six knowledge areas
  • Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development Training in the past four years
  • Two references from a career manager, client or CBAP  recipient
  • Signed Code of Conduct

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CCBA Certification Process

  • Take an approved CCBA training from an endorsed EEP. Adaptive US is a premier education partner to IIBA
  • Become an IIBA member at IIBA.org
  • Benefits of IIBA membership includes free, unlimited access to the BABOK and 300+ online books, local, national and international networking opportunities and the ability to influence the growth and direction of the BA profession
  • Go through the Adaptive CCBA study guide and BABOK and start reading
  • Complete your CCBA application filing
  • Practice CCBA model questions
  • Schedule your CCBA exam
  • Practice CCBA exam simulators
  • Work on the weak areas
  • Take your exam
  • Be a proud CCBA

Exam Pattern of CCBA Certification

  • Number of questions – 130 multiple choice questions
  • Questions pattern – Scenario-based questions (i.e. the candidate must do a bit of analysis to arrive at the answer)
  • Exam Type – Competency-based and aligned with BABOK  Guide Version 3
  • Duration – 3 hours

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

Knowledge Area % of Questions
Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring 12%
Elicitation and Collaboration 20%
Requirements Life Cycle Management 18%
Strategy Analysis 12%
Requirements Analysis and Design Definition 32%
Solution Evaluation 6%








Graphical distribution of Questions

CCBA Certification Question Pattern

More on CCBA exam pattern – https://www.adaptiveus.com/ccba-exam-pattern/Additional Information

  • The application expires within 1 year from approval
  • 3 exams can be taken within a year without any waiting time in between

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Preparing the CCBA Application

  • Begin the application at least 2 weeks before you plan to apply.
  • It can take anywhere from 6-10 hours to complete.
  • Using Adaptive CBAP application simulator ensures the application approval
  • Apply within 3 months of when you plan to write.

Scheduling the exam

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