IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) Application Process

The 14 key steps to complete your ECBA application is as follows: 

Step 1 - Create IIBA Account

Step 2 - Choose Certification

Step 3 - Get started with Application Requirements

Step 4 - Pay ECBA Application Fee

Step 5 - Submit Professional Development Record

Step 6 - Record Hours for Classroom Course

Step 7 - Record Hours for a Chapter Event

Step 8 - Record Hours for a Chapter Study Group

Step 9 - Record Hours for a Conference Workshop

Step 10 - Record Hours for ECBA Self-Directed Learning

Step 11 - Record Hours for an Online Course

Step 12 - Submit Application

Step 13 - Agree to Attestations

Step 14 - Pay ECBA Examination Fee

This blog outlines the steps to follow to complete your ECBA Application process.

Create an IIBA Account
  • Log in with your IIBA credentials or create an account. If this is your first time logging in, you will receive an email to activate your IIBA profile and change.
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Access Certifications

  • From the top of the page, select Certification, and then from the drop-down menu select My Certifications. This will take you to the Certification Summary Page from where you can select ECBA.
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Access Certification Handbook

Before you Get Started:

The ECBA Application fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Ensure you meet the requirements for ECBA by reviewing the Certification Handbook here or by selecting Log My Hours and accessing the ECBA, CCBA, and CBAP Certification Handbook from the right side of the page.

Throughout this process, you will use the Certification Summary Page and the BA Development Log to meet your goals and monitor your progress.

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Get Started with Application Requirements

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Pay ECBA Exam Application Fee

  • Click on Add to Order and Checkout to pay the Application Fee.
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Proceed with Payment Information

Do not click on New Address. Click on Continue

NOTE: For coupon codes, you must click on Continue for the address and THEN add the coupon code.

If the coupon code does not work, contact certification@iiba.org.

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Choose a Payment Method

Complete the information and click on Process Payment.

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Obtain Payment Receipt

  • A receipt will be generated once payment is processed. To see your receipt, select View Receipt.
      • Select IIBA Membership if you are interested in becoming a member of IIBA.
      • Select Access My Certifications to complete your goals.
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Complete Requirements and Policies

  • Complete each of the goals by selecting Get Started. Refer to the Certification Handbook for Requirements and Policies.
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Submit Professional Development Record

  • Select Get Started to complete the goal Professional Development.
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You will land on the
BA Development Log from where you can log your hours under the Professional Development category.

The requirement is to log a minimum of 21 hours of professional development. The content must align with the BABOK® Guide v3.0 and can consist of any of the following activities:

  • Classroom courses (IIBA® Education Endorsed Provider, “EEP” courses, other training providers courses)
  • Chapter events (presentations, workshops, conference days)
  • Chapter study groups
  • Conferences (keynotes, track sessions, tutorials, workshops)
  • Self-directed learning (reading/studying the BABOK® Guide 0, archived webinars)
  • Online courses (IIBA® Education Endorsed Provider courses, other training providers courses, live webinars)

Log Professional Development Hours

  • Select New to begin to log your hours.
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The next few steps illustrate how to record your hours under the Professional Development category in each of the six record types given in the image below.


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Record Hours for Classroom Courses

Use this record type to record training and education hours completed through IIBA® Endorsed Education Providers (EEP) as well as other training providers. Select the record type, Classroom Course, and click on Next, complete the information and Save.

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  • Complete the Information and Save.
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  • The hours will appear in your BA Development Log.
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Select See Progress on My Certifications for the
Certification Summary Page where the system tracks Required Hours; Your Hours; Hours Needed and Met.

Once the 21 hours are met, a checkmark appears next to the Met status and the Professional Development goal status is Complete.

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Record Hours for a Chapter Event

 Use this record type to record hours for chapter events including presentations, workshops, and conference days. Select the record type, Chapter Event, and click on Next, complete the information and Save.

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  • Complete the Information and Save.
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  • The hours will appear in your BA Development Log.
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Select See Progress on My Certifications for the
Certification Summary Page where the system tracks Required Hours; Your Hours; Hours Needed and Met.

Once the 21 hours are met, a checkmark appears next to the Met status and the Professional Development goal status is Complete. The following Log has not yet met the hours.

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Record Hours for a Chapter Study Group

Use this record type to record hours for chapter study groups. Select the record type, Chapter Study Group and click on Next, complete the information and Save.

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  • Complete the Information and Save.
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  • The hours will appear in your BA Development Log.
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Select See Progress on My Certifications for the Certification Summary Page where the system tracks Required Hours; Your Hours; Hours Needed and Met.

Once the 21 hours are met, a checkmark appears next to the Met status and the Professional Development goal status is Complete. The following Log has not yet met the hours.

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Record Hours for a Conference Workshop

Use this record type to record conference keynotes, track sessions, tutorials, & workshops. Select the record type, Conference Workshop, and click on Next complete the information and Save.

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  • Complete the Information and Save.
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The hours will appear in your BA Development Log.

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Select See Progress on My Certifications for the Certification Summary Page where the system tracks Required Hours; Your Hours; Hours Needed and Met.

Once the 21 hours are met, a checkmark appears next to the Met status and the Professional Development goal status is Complete. The following Log has not yet met the hours.

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Record Hours for ECBA Self-Directed Learning

Use this record type to record hours spent in self-directed learning such as reading/studying the BABOK® Guide v3.0 and watching archived webinars. Select the record type, ECBA Self-Directed Learning, and click on Next, complete the information and Save.

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  • Complete the Information and Save.
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  • The hours will appear in your BA Development Log.
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Select See Progress on My Certifications for the
Certification Summary Page where the system tracks Required Hours; Your Hours; Hours Needed and Met 

Once the 21 hours are met, a checkmark appears next to the Met status and the Professional Development goal status is Complete.

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Record Hours for an Online Course

Use this record type to record hours for online courses and live webinars completed through IIBA® Endorsed Education Providers (EEP) as well as other training providers. Select the record type, Online Course, and click on Next, complete the information and Save.

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  • Complete the Information and Save.
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  • The hours will appear in your BA Development Log.
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Select See Progress on My Certifications for the
Certification Summary Page where the system tracks Required Hours; Your Hours; Hours Needed and Met.

Once the 21 hours are met, a checkmark appears next to the Met status and the Professional Development goal status is Complete.

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Submit the Application

  • Select Get Started to Submit your Application
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Agree to the Attestations

      • Read the documents.
      • Agree to the conditions
      • Determine if you want your name to appear on the Certification Registry

After your application is submitted, you will be “Approved” or “Approved Pending Audit”.

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ECBA Application Term

  • Your One-Year Application Term

Once “Approved”, you will have a one-year Application Term in which to schedule and take your exam. Within the one-year, you have three attempts, each at a fee, to write the exam, if required. Certification Fees apply.

Your one-year Application Term will start from the day your application is approved.

If your application lapses, you will have to pay the application fee again, re-verify that you meet the requirements, and pay the exam fee.

Pay Exam Fee

  • Select Get Started to Pay Exam Fee

For payment instructions, follow Steps 5-8.

After payment of the exam fee, you will receive a confirmation email from IIBA® indicating your next steps Schedule and Pass Exam.

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