Just a couple of quick news bits from the world of Business Analysis certification that I came across recently and which I thought worth sharing here:
First, the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) announced that they were merging with the Requirements Engineering Qualifications Board (REQB). With both organizations continuing under the IREB banner and with some options for those with REQB certifications to migrate over to the IREB certification scheme.
Second, the IREB also announced that they were joining forces with 3 other certification organizations to launch a 'Shaping the Future of IT' initiative whose aim is to create an interdisciplinary body of knowledge fit for the challenges of software development in digital society. Most of the organizations seem to be European-based, but you might want to keep an eye out for whatever they produce in the future.
Third, one of the qualification boards that was part of the 'Shaping the Future of IT' initiative was new to me. This was the International Usability and UX Qualification Board (UXQB). It's made up of organizations in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, and the UK and they seem to be building out what looks like a decent certification program for UX practitioners. Therefore I added information on this certification program to the Certification page of the wiki.
If you want to know more, just follow the links above.