Certified Business Analysis Professional


Certified business analysis Professional CBAP) is the 3rd level certification provided by International Institute of business analysis (IIBA®), Canada (www.IIBA.org).


Following are some of benefits of becoming a CBAP® :

  • Be recognized for your competency in business analysis.
  • BA is 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 for CBAP®

  • CBAP examination targets following audience:
  • Seasoned BAs
  • BA Consultants
  • Trainers


Eligibility for CBAP®

  • Minimum 7500 hours of Business analysis-related work in last 10
  • Professional development: 35 hours of verifiable BABOK® coursework in last 4 years. Adaptive US is an authorized EEP of IIBA®, its trainings provide desired PDUs for CBAP® certification examination.
  • References: 2 references from a career manager, client (internal or external) or CBAP®, 1 must be current.
  • Minimum 900 hours in each of 4 knowledge areas.
  • Signed code of conduct is required.

You can download a CBAP application simulator at no cost from our learning platform with free registration, AdaptiveUS.com/SuXeed


CBAP® Question pattern

  • Case and scenario based examination.
  • Longer cases (1-1.5 pages) of information
  • Multiple questions about case
  • Single choice answers
  • 120 questions
  • 3.5 hours


Examination weightage – KA wise

Domain % Distribution
BA 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%


Additional Information

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


Certification process

  • Become an IIBA® member at IIBA.org.
  • Benefits include free, unlimited access to BABOK® and 500+ online books, local, national and international networking opportunities and ability to influence growth and direction of business analysis profession.
  • Take required training from an IIBA® EEP, such as Adaptive US (www.AdaptiveUS.com).
  • Download BABOK® and start reading.
  • Join a study group, or start one.
  • Begin preparing for application.


Preparing application

  • Begin application at least 2 weeks before you plan to apply.
  • It can take anywhere from 6-10 hours to complete.
  • Download and use Adaptive business analysis experience calculator.
  • Apply within 6 months of when you plan to write.
  • You can download CBAP® handbook for a detailed application process at IIBA® web-site.

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