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The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter has resources and useful information for preparing to sit for the IIBA certification exam. Having an IIBA® certification is a way to show the business community and perspective employers of your expertise in the business analysis field and your continued commitment to the business analysis profession and your career. If you are interested in IIBA® certification and/or helping shape future chapter activities focused on Professional Development and Certification, contact

International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) has a multi-level, competency-based certification program to support the business analysis practitioner throughout their career.

Certified Business Analysis ProfessionalTM (CBAP) recognizes elite members of the business analysis community as an expert in identifying business needs of an organization in order to determine business solutions and deliver business value.  The CBAP requires the candidate to have 7,500 hours of business analysis experience in the past ten (10) years and 35 professional development hours (PD Hours) of formal training in business analysis.

Certification of Capability in Business AnalysisTM (CCBA) allows practitioners with two (2) to three (3) years of business analysis experience the ability to demonstrate the experience, knowledge and competencies of a qualified practitioner. The CCBA requires the candidate to have 3,750 hours of business analysis experience in the last seven (7) years and 21 professional development hours (PD Hours) of formal training in business analysis. 

Entry Certificate in Business AnalysisTM (ECBATM) allows practitioners new to the business analysis profession the ability to demonstrate their knowledge and competencies in business analysis.  The ECBA requires the candidate to have 21 professional development hours (PD Hours) of formal training in business analysis.


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Earning an IIBA professional certification offers many benefits to individuals and the organizations employing or engaging them.  

Benefits to the Individual may include

  • Competence in the principles and practices of business analysis.
  • Participation in a recognized professional group.
  • Recognition of professional competence by professional peers and management.
  • Advanced career potential due to recognition as a professional business analysis practitioner.
  • Personal satisfaction of accomplishing a milestone in their BA careers.
  • Certification can improve overall performance, remove uncertainty and widen market opportunities.
  • The process of achieving and maintaining certification helps ensure you are continually improving and refining your activities.
  • Potentially higher income for being formally recognized as an experienced BA professional. For more details, view this recent salary survey.
  • Recognizes individuals who have invested in their BA careers and encourages them to keep doing so. 
  • Benefits to the Organization may include

    • Provides professional development, advancement and recognition opportunities for staff.
    • Demonstrates to customers, competitors, suppliers, staff and investors that you use industry-standard business analysis practices.
    • Demonstrates to your stakeholders that your business is run effectively.
    • The regular assessment process will improve staff responsibility, commitment and motivation.
    • Establishment and implementation of business analysis practices as outlined in A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) Guide by individuals recognized as being knowledgeable and skilled.
    • More reliable, higher quality results produced with increased efficiency and consistency by BA professionals who use industry standard BA techniques.
    • Identification of professional business analysts to clients and business partners.
    • Demonstrated commitment to the field of business analysis, increasingly recognized as a vital component of any successful project. 

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    Based in Lexington, Kentucky and serving all interested Kentucky Business Analysts   

    Mailing address:  Bluegrass IIBA Chapter | 1588 Leestown Road, Suite 130-111 | Lexington, KY  40511



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