IIBA® certified professionals are required to continue their professional growth through earning 60 Continuing Development Units (CDUs) every three years following original certification. Continuing development demonstrates the professional's commitment to his/her career, the business analysis profession and is a way for them to give back to the BA profession. There are multiple ways that a certification recipient can earn CDUs through the chapter including, but not limited to:
- Attending meetings, each general program meeting of the chapter is worth 1 CDU.
- Speaking at meetings or events, speaking on a BA related topic at a chapter meeting, workshop, professional development day or other event is worth 10 CDUs, Being part of a discussion panel is worth 5 CDUs.
- Volunteer in a leadership role of the chapter. Board of Director and other volunteer positions for the chapter earns CDUs for the volunteer. The number of CDUs depends on the amount of engagement and length of time in the role. Basically, it is 1 CDU for each hour of work in the role, with a bonus 10 CDUs for each six months in the role.
- Provide BA services to the community or chartable organization. Each hour of work for a legally recognized not-for-profit organization in the community is worth 1 CDU.