CBAP Certification

The Certified Business Analysis ProfessionalTM (CBAP®) designation is a professional certification 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
  • Consulting

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.