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IIBA CPOA Certification Training


CPOA training & certification enhances your employability by demonstrating a solid understanding of the Product Ownership Analysis Fundamentals.

With Adaptive's expert support, become a proud CPOA in the very first attempt!

CPOA Certification Training Overview

Adaptive’s CPOA Certification Training course provides highly focused exam preparation support for IIBA Level 1 – CPOA exam candidates through sessions fully aligned to t he IIBA CPOA along with Exam Preparation Tutorials.

This is a highly interactive training conducted by CPOA qualified expert instructors.

The learning resources, study plan, exam tips, question bank and exam simulators are fully aligned to the CPOA exam pattern and equips CPOA aspirants to prepare effectively, identify areas of weakness and face the CPOA certification examination confidently.

What You Will Learn

  • CPOA Exam Preparation Process
  • In-depth understanding of Product Ownership Analysis, Framework, Context and 25+ techniques in IIBA-CPOA
  • Understand roles and responsibilities of a POA practitioner and how to apply Agile and product ownership analysis 
  • Practice CPOA knowledge based questions
  • CPOA exam application process
  • Tips to ace the exam in the first attempt
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Target Audience

The CPOA certification training is suitable for individuals who work as Product Owners/Business Analysis Professional, support Product Owners in their work, execute Product Ownership related work, those considering a Product Owner career path, current CCBAs/CBAPs.

Training Program Eligibility

  • Good command over English language and good knowledge of business and IT
  • Computer with mic and speaker
  • High speed internet (> 2 Mbps) and noise-free stationary environment
  • Residents of Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Crimea Region of Ukraine are not eligible to take IIBA exams

No Credit Card Required


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Fred Rickaby


Happy to become CPOA certified. Thank you, LN! I could not have achieved this success without the aid of Adaptive US. I am a big fan and look forward to connecting soon. Thank you so much for all your support and motivation! So excited to utilize my new skills to drive success!

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Charles Wright


Adaptive has always been the driving force behind me being able to not just pass my IIBA exams but always score in the higher tier of candidates who pass the exam. The CPOA guide was a timely release that summarized the Guide to POA perfectly - absolutely instrumental in ensuring CPOA certification was a quick win.


Mohamed Aamir Hussain


A big thanks to the whole Adaptive US Team for their excellent work in helping in people development and supporting the BA community. The portal is so rich with resources - study guide, videos, questions etc. which aided me in passing the CPOA exam in my first try.


Mohammed Azmy Ateia


The training and the instructors were exceptional. The website has everything you need to study for certification (study guide, questions, videos, tutorials etc.). I would definitely recommend Adaptive US as an educational partner in learning Business Analysis!


Michele Williams


I'm very happy to share that I have successfully passed the IIBA-CPOA exam and I am now certified. Special thanks to Adaptive US, especially Mr. LN Mishra for the great exam preparation materials and exam tips which helped me face the exam confidently and ace it.


Ahmed Taha


CPOA Certification Training Key Deliverables

100% Success or 100% Refund CPOA Training

Follow our recommended approach and we have you covered with our success and moneyback guarantees. 

IIBA approved courseware

Adaptive provides courseware comprising of IIBA CPOA Guide based Study guide, Glossary, Instructor presentations and more.

IIBA CPOA based Study Guide

Compact CPOA Study Guide with IIBA CPOA essentials to ace the CPOA exam - save up to 40% of your preparation time!

Make learning fun with CPOA Flashcards

Adaptive CPOA Flashcards are structured as per the Guide to POA chapters and are a fun way to learn and test the terminologies of IIBA CPOA

24 hours of Live Instructor Led CPOA Training

Aligned to IIBA CPOA. Comes with 30 IIBA PD hours/CDUs, 4 sessions of 3 hrs each + live 1 hr fortnightly exam prep tutorials for 6 months.

Revisit what you learned 

Adaptive offers CPOA live class recordings. Watch anytime, anywhere and refresh concepts as you prepare.

6+ hours of CPOA Video learning

Adaptive’s Learning Portal has 70+ short e-learning modules covering CPOA concepts and techniques that are compatible with all devices. 

Learn on the go with CPOA Audiobooks!

Adaptive CPOA Audiobooks are structured as per the POA domains and are a great resource to learn on the go.

We support you till you Succeed

Our 1st Attempt Success Rate is 97%+. Our expert team is here to support you till you become CPOA certified!

Exhaustive 440+ CPOA Practice Questions

Chapter end CPOA practice questions & 4 full-length CPOA simulations (60 Q each) with answer explanation. 

Adaptive LMS offers you more

One stop solution to all your learning needs. This program comes with 180+ days access to Adaptive's Comprehensive LMS.

Live Exam Prep Tutorials for 6 months

Sit for the exam confidently by attending 12 fortnightly exam prep tutorials post training & clarifying all your queries with the faculty.

Access to instructor presentations

Instructor presentations in the form of handouts to take notes during the class, revise and reinforce the concepts taught!



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Training Options

(Live Class)
(100% Success or 100% Refund)

  • 30 IIBA PD Hours
  • 24 hours of live training including office hours (Q&A classes)
  • 100% Success or 100% Refund - 2 CPOA retake fees totaling to $390
  • 100% Moneyback Guarantee if you don't succeed with us within a year after 3 attempts
  • 12 hours live faculty guidance / office hours (2 hours per month * 6 months) 
  • 440+ questions
  • 4 simulations
  • 70+ e-Learning Videos
  • Printable CPOA Study guide
  • Mind maps, Audiobooks, Flashcards
  • Prep Plan, Tips
  • Past Session Recordings
  • 6 months learning portal access
  • Doubts Discussion Board
  • Small batch size of 5-10 students

CPOA Master Class

Prices are in USD

$749  $449

Apply Coupon Code "SAVE300" at checkout


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CPOA Master Class with IIBA Exam Bundle

(Prep Class + IIBA Membership + CPOA Exam Fees)

Prices are in USD

$1149  $799

Apply Coupon Code "SUPERSAVER350" at checkout


 Suitable for North & South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australia & New Zealand

(CPOA Experts Master Class + Lifetime Resources)
(100% Success or 100% Refund)

  • Everything in Experts Master Class +
  • Extended Success Guarantee up to 12 months
  • Lifetime Access to CPOA Learning Resources
  • 12 additional hours of live faculty guidance/office hours (2 hours per month * 6 more months) 
  • 20 CDUs for any other IIBA Recertification purpose
  • 1 Business Day Priority Support
  • Weekday (Tue-Fri)/ Weekend options available
  • Batch size limited to 10 students






CPOA Ultimate

Prices are in USD

$1599  $1199

Apply Coupon Code "SAVE400" at checkout


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CPOA Ultimate with IIBA Exam Bundle

(Prep Class + IIBA Membership + CPOA Exam Fees)

Prices are in USD

$1999  $1549

Apply Coupon Code "SUPERSAVER450" at checkout


 Suitable for North & South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australia & New Zealand

(CPOA Experts Master Class + Lifetime Resources)
(100% Success or 100% Refund)

  • Everything in Experts Master Class +
  • Extended Success Guarantee up to 12 months
  • Lifetime Access to CPOA Learning Resources
  • 12 additional hours of live faculty guidance/office hours (2 hours per month * 6 more months) 
  • 20 CDUs for any other IIBA Recertification purpose
  • 1 Business Day Priority Support
  • Price includes a dedicated batch size of up to 5 students only
  • Batch will be scheduled as per your preference (Weekday or Weekend) based on mutual agreement
  • Additional students over and above 5 can be accommodated at USD 380/ student
  • With IIBA Exam Bundle (IIBA Membership + CPOA Exam Fees) option available at an additional $350/ student
  • Max batch size limited to 20 students
  • Onsite training will be charged extra towards travel and logistics cost


CPOA Private Class

Prices are in USD

$6200  $5200



For corporate group training, please send your request to info@AdaptiveUS.com

Explore CPOA On Demand Courses


Limited Time Offer

(100% Success or 100% Refund)

$300 off

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CPOA Experts Master Class with IIBA Exam Bundle

$350 off
Apply Coupon Code "SUPERSAVER350" at checkout


(100% Success or 100% Refund)

$400 off

Apply Coupon Code "SAVE400" at checkout



CPOA Ultimate with IIBA Exam Bundle

$450 off

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Session Plan

Session – 1 (3 Hours Live Online Class)
  • Participant and Faculty Introductions
  • Course Intro and Test Taking Tips
  • Intro to Product Ownership Analysis
  • Agile Product Management
  • Key Terminologies
  • Domains and Techniques Overview
Session – 2 (3 Hours Live Online Class)
  • Backlog Refinement
  • Business Cases
  • Collaborative Games
  • Decision Modelling and Analysis
  • Focus Groups
  • Human-Centred Design for Products
  • Job Stories
  • Kano Analysis
  • Metrics and Key Performance Indicators
  • Minimal Viable Product
  • Non-Functional Requirements Analysis
  • Persona
  • Product Backlog Management
  • Product Roadmap
  • Real Options
  • Reviews
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Spikes
  • Stakeholder Lists and Maps
  • Story Mapping
  • Value Modelling
  • Value Stream Mapping
Session – 3 (3 Hours Live Online Class)
  • The POA Framework

    • Apply Foundational Concepts
    • Cultivate Customer Intimacy
    • Engage the Whole Team
Session – 4 (3 Hour Live Online Class)

The POA Framework

  • Make an Impact
  • Deliver Often
  • Learn Fast
  • Obsess about Value
12 Exam Prep Tutorials (1 Hour Live Online Classes)
  • Concept clarification and questions discussion with faculty


Mentor to 1250+ IIBA Certified Business Analysts. 24+ years of Professional Experience in BA.


Tom Tomasovic ECBA, CBDA, AAC, CPOA

Agile BA Practitioner, CPRE Certified. B.S. Chemical Engineering – Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 26+ years of BA experience

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Victoria Cupet CBAP CBDA

PhD in Education, Board of director of IIBA. 25+ years of experience. Speaker, author & trainer.



Former Regional Director, IIBA Central Americas. Former President – IIBA Oklahoma Chapter. 22+ years of BA experience

About Adaptive US CPOA 100% Success or 100% Refund Guarantee

Adaptive US is the only training organization to offer 100% Success or 100% Refund Guarantee on your CPOA training. As part of the 100% Success or 100% Refund Guarantee, Adaptive pays a retake fee of USD 195 to IIBA, in the off chance that a student fails to clear the exam in the first attempt after following our suggested approach.

If the student is unsuccessful in the 2nd attempt after following our recommended approach, Adaptive will pay the retake fees once more, and for the 3rd unsuccessful attempt, Adaptive will refund the training fees paid by the student (course fees-Payments made to IIBA for membership and application filing).

We succeed with your success and fail with your failure.

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What is CPOA and Why should you become a CPOA?

The Certificate in Product Ownership Analysis (CPOA) recognizes the combination of Business Analysis, Product Ownership and an Agile mentality, in order to maximize value. CPOA gives students the opportunity to learn key concepts for creating successful products. Product Ownership Analysis (POA) entails the application of specific procedures as well as the development of important competencies, and it gives the framework, tools, techniques, approaches, and basic Agile values to Product Owners, Proxy Product Owners, and team members.

CPOA certificate programme gives professionals the opportunity to learn key principles that will help them manage the hurdles of designing successful products and gives them tactical skills to improve product development processes armed with the knowledge of important tools and methodologies.


How CPOA credential gives an edge?

Products offers tremendous opportunities to improve businesses. Product Owner Analyst is a role where one can contribute to the organization's strategy, its offerings, its revenue, and its margin by developing successful products. It offers great opportunity to interact with many stakeholders, develop innovative solutions and improving existing products.

The demand for Product Analysts is at an all-time high and the benefits are worth taking-up product analysis as a career choice.

As a Product Analyst, one will always have a challenging and a new job role or project in hand due to the uniqueness of each problem in varied companies. The CPOA certification from IIBA is a popular certification for jump-starting a career as a Product Analyst. Some of the benefits of getting CPOA certified are:

  • CPOA is framed rightly to suit the needs of an entry level Product Owner Analyst focusing on requirements analysis, modelling, requirements life cycle management with good amount of emphasis on modeling concepts and tools. 
  • CPOA is an established credential and makes a Product Analyst's competence known and recognized globally by peers and management.
  • It provides better career growth and job opportunities
  • The knowledge and skills acquired through the CPOA certification enables one to become an effective and efficient BA.
  • It demonstrates continuous dedication to the profession to prospective employers.
  • It helps POs achieve reliable, quality results with enhanced efficiency and consistency.
  • Business Analysis is one of the highest growing occupations, with 14% growth projected between 2014-2024 *Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • It also gives a positive feeling and enhanced confidence about achieving a milestone in one's PO career.
What is the CPOA eligibility criteria?

The CPOA certification from IIBA is aimed at business analysis professionals who are new to the product analysis space. It is a competency-based certification based on CPOA Guide.

  • No Work Experience required
  • No prior domain expertise required.
  • Agree to Code of Conduct. Agree to Terms and Conditions.
  • No references required
Who is the target audience for CPOA course?

CPOA certification targets those who

  • Work as Business Analysis Professionals
  • Support Product Owners in their work
  • Execute Product Ownership related work
  • Are considering a Product Owner career path
  • Work as Product owners
How to file the CPOA Examination Application?

The application for CPOA Certification Exam happens through the IIBA website. 

What is the CPOA Exam pattern like?

The CPOA certification is achieved after appearing for the CPOA exam, which is 1.5 hours long. The exam has 60 multiple choice questions with only one correct option. The CPOA comprises of knowledge-based questions.

What is the CPOA certification cost?

The CPOA cost is as follows:
First attempt CPOA exam fee is $250.00 USD for IIBA members and $400.00 USD for non-members, plus GST/HST for Canadian residents.
CPOA Certification Cost - Components and break up:

  IIBA Member Non-Member
Membership fee As per the country of residence (Between $55 to $139)  
Exam Fee $250 USD

$400 USD 

($150 more than members)

How many hours of preparation do I need to appear for the CPOA exam?

We typically recommend 60-80 hours of preparation after attending the CPOA training session. Follow the below given process to ace the exam:

  • Prepare a schedule and stick to the schedule
  • Start your preparation with the Adaptive CPOA study guide
  • Take up one chapter at a time from the Adaptive US CPOA Study guide and test your understanding with the chapter end knowledge-based questions
  • Complete the IIBA application filing 
  • Revise the concepts by reading the Adaptive US CPOA Study guide 2/3 times
  • Attempt the 4 Adaptive US CPOA simulations comprising of 60 questions and review incorrect answers. In total, Adaptive provides 400+ CPOA model questions to test your preparation
  • Once you score about 85%+ in the CPOA model questions, you are ready to appear for the CPOA exam
  • Book your exam dates 3 or 4 weeks later, preferably on a Monday
  • Take the exam and become a proud holder of the CPOA credential
What is the IIBA code of conduct?

All candidates who wish to take IIBA certifications must read and agree to a mandatory Code of Conduct prior to applying in order to be able to proceed with your application. For more information on this, please visit: iiba.org

Is there a discount on exam fees for IIBA members?

There is 150 USD discount for IIBA members on the examination fees.

What is the CPOA exam passing score?

There is no official data from IIBA to answer this question as IIBA does not disclose this information. However, from our experience and the experience of our past CPOA participants, we know that it is safe to assume that the CPOA exam passing score is more than 70%. Hence, we suggest targeting 85%+ in the CPOA mock tests in order to be successful in the CPOA final exam.

Can I do self-paced study and pass the CPOA exam?

Yes. It is allowed.

How will I know if I passed the CPOA exam?

The CPOA  exam candidates will be notified immediately on screen once they submit their computer-based exam. For those who fail the exam, they will be provided with additional information, specifically the domains that require their attention.

How many times can I attempt the exam?

There's no limit on the number of attempts and there's no wait time between exam sittings. 

Why should you pursue CPOA Certification?
  • CPOA certificate programme gives professionals the opportunity to learn key principles that will help them manage the hurdles of designing successful products.

  • By acquiring core POA abilities, this certificate assists professionals who work as product owners, support product owners in their job, execute product ownership related activities, or are considering product ownership as a career route to reach their goals.

  • CPOA Certificate holders will obtain tactical skills to improve product development processes armed with knowledge of important tools and methodologies such as product roadmaps, value stream mapping, user story mapping, minimum viable product, and story decomposition.


  • Integrating product ownership and business analysis 

  • Understanding roles and responsibilities in product management 

  • Applying Agile and product ownership analysis 

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