Certification of Competency in Business Analysis

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The Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (CCBA) designation is a professional certification from International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) for business analysis practitioners who want to be recognized for their expertise and skills by earning formal recognition.[1]

CCBA recipients are recognized for the investment they have already made in their business analysis careers and allows business analysts to demonstrate their ability to take on greater responsibility.

The CCBA exam is based on A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide) and is available in English and Japanese. The exam is a computer based test with locations all over the world.

To earn the CCBA designation, a business analyst will need to be knowledgeable in all six knowledge area of A Guide to The Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide) with proficiency in at least two.


To apply for the Capability in Business Analysis (CCBA) exam, applicants must meet the following criteria:[1]

  • Minimum 3750 hours of business analysis work experience aligned with BABOK Guide in the last seven years
  • Minimum 900 hours in each of 2 of the 6 knowledge areas OR 500 hours in each of 4 of the 6 knowledge areas
  • Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development in the past four years
  • Minimum high school education or equivalent
  • Two references from a career manager, client or Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) recipient
  • Signed Code of Conduct

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


  1. ^ a b "CCBA Certification - IIBA | International Institute of Business Analysis". www.iiba.org. Retrieved 2015-11-05.

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