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Certified Product Ownership Analysis is the first certification from IIBA regarding Product Ownership.

The CPOA program gives students the opportunity to learn key concepts for creating successful products. Product Ownership Analysis (POA) is a discipline that has been investigated and analyzed and has a set of methods, processes, and procedures for achieving effective results. 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.

Product Ownership Analysis (POA) is a discipline that consists of a set of techniques, processes, and procedures that help teams build and deliver excellent goods and services for their customers and stakeholders, using tried-and-true practices from a variety of disciplines.

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CPOA Target Audience

CPOA examination targets the following audience:

  • Work as Business Analysis Professionals
  • Support Product Owners in their work
  • Execute Product Ownership related work
  • Those considering a Product Owner career path
  • Work as Product owners


  • A Signed Code of Conduct with IIBA
  • Pass the CPOA exam.

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CPOA Benefits

  • CPOA certificate program 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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For members, the exam fee is $250 for IIBA members.

For non-members, the exam fee is $400.

For Corporate members, it is $225.

You may also wish to become an IIBA member, which costs $139 in much of North America and Europe, and less in many developing nations. IIBA members get a $125 discount on exam fees, as well as several other benefits.

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CPOA Exam Pattern

CPOA certification is based on the following pattern:

  1. 60 multiple-choice questions
  2. Knowledge-based questions
  3. The exam is of 1.5 hours duration

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CPOA Preparation

Steps to become a successful CPOA in less than 3 months

  1. Take IIBA approved training on CPOA (Week 1 to 4)
  2. Study CPOA Study Guide and Practice CPOA questions (Week 2 to 8)
  3. Get your application approved (Week 6)
  4. Take the CPOA test and be a proud CPOA (Week 10) 

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CPOA Re-certification

CPOA does not require recertification.

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What is CPOA Guided Training?

Adaptive’s CPOA Guided Training provides all CPOA digital resources, 1 Free Retake plus 12 Live Q&A hours.

What is the difference between CPOA Guided training and CPOA On-demand training?

CPOA Guided training offers all the takeaways that comes in CPOA On-demand training and you also get additional support like 1 Free retake, 12 fortnightly Tutorials, and Application filing support.

What is the difference between CPOA Guided training and CPOA Master class?

CPOA Master Class offers all the takeaways of CPOA Guided training plus 12 hours of live online interactive training by our experts. CPOA Guided training and CPOA Master Class both come with all the exam prep resources.

What resources are provided for CPOA guided training?

There will be 400+ practice questions and 4 full length simulators for practice ; IIBA PD hours, 24 hours of live training including exam prep tutorials, Study Guide, Flashcards, Audio books, e-learning videos, Tutorials, Mind Maps, with 6 Months Learning Portal Access.

Is the course approved by IIBA?

Adaptive US is an IIBA approved EEP (Endorsed Education Provider) and we provide you with a complete, comprehensive and success guaranteed training which will help you get certified in the very first attempt. Let me share with you the certificate that is published in our website. https://www.adaptiveus.com/iiba-eep-certificate

How do I claim retake fees?

Adaptive pays a retake fee of USD 195 for 1 CPOA retake examination to IIBA, in the off chance that a student fails to clear the exam in the first attempt after following our suggested approach mentioned in our Success Guarantee terms. More details can be found here - https://www.adaptiveus.com/terms?hsLang=en-us#Our-Guarantees

Do I get PD hours from the course to use for CPOA exam?

Yes, we provide a certificate after completion of the training that confers IIBA PD hours. However, IIBA doesn’t mandate PD Hours for CPOA certification.

Will you assist in CPOA Application filing?

Yes, we do assist in CPOA application filing during Office Hours.

Are the CPOA office hours recorded to watch in case I miss a few classes to attend?

Yes. All our office hours are recorded, you can watch the video again at your convenient time.

When do I get access to the CPOA learning resources?

Access is provided to the CPOA learning resources immediately after you enroll.

Can I download the resources?

Resources can be downloaded except simulations, flash card and practice questions.

When can I start the exam scheduling?

After you complete studying all chapters and successfully completed the 4 simulations.

How long do I need to study for the exam?

1 to 2 months is a reasonable duration to complete CPOA certification preparation. We typically recommend 80-100 hours of preparation.

How many months of learning portal access do I get?

6 months.

How many years is the PD hours/PD certificate valid.

PD Certificate is valid for 4 years from date of issue

What is the eligibility to join this course?

There is no experience requirement.

Will the questions in CPOA exam be from practice questions and simulations?

These are model questions to help you prepare for the CPOA exam and questions will be similar but not same. This is how all our 1800+ students prepared and passed the exams.

Is there a group discount option available?

Yes. Please refer offers page : https://www.adaptiveus.com/offers

Will I be eligible for any referral bonus if I refer my friend or colleague to your CPOA program?

Yes, please sign up as an affiliate partner: https://partners.adaptiveus.com/

We want to join as a team from our organization, what's the process for this?

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

Can you accept payment from my company for my CPOA enrolment?

Yes, and we do provide invoice.

Will you be able to accept payment by card?

Yes. We accept PayPal and Credit cards as methods of payment. Accepted credit cards are American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Diners Club.

Will you be able to send me an invoice for my company to pay?

Yes, we can.

Is there any instalment plan?

No instalment options are available for CPOA Guided training.

Do you provide financing option for CPOA Guided Training?

We provide financing options for our customers in the United States through Thinkific payment.


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