Quoted from the IIBA web site:

The Certified Business Analysis Professional ™ (CBAP®) designation is a professional certification offered by the IIBA for individuals with extensive business analysis experience. With at least 7500 hours of hands-on BA experience, CBAP® recipients are the elite, senior members of the BA community.

With over 1000 individuals in more than 30 countries achieving the CBAP® designation since the first exam held in November 2006, CBAP® recipients are experts in identifying the business needs of an organization in order to determine the best solutions. More and more companies are recognizing the CBAP® designation and the value and expertise that these professionals bring to their organizations.

You will want to consider the many professional benefits of earning the CBAP® designation if you have an advanced level of knowledge and experience and are working in any of the following roles:

  • Business analysis
    Systems analysis
    Requirements analysis or management
    Process improvement

To earn the CBAP® designation, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 7500 hours of BA work experience aligned with the BABOK ® Guide in the last 10 years
    Minimum 900 hours in four of the six knowledge areas
    Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development in the past four years
    Two references from a career manager, client or CBAP® recipient
    Signed Code of Conduct

Applicants are expected to review the CBAP® Handbook for complete information on application criteria, fees, and details on how to apply.

If you don’t meet the requirements for the CBAP® certification, you may want to consider applying for the CCBA ® designation.


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