About IIBA® and CBAP®
International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)®
IIBA is an independent, non-profit professional association serving the growing field of business analysis and is based in Canada.
The IIBA mission includes the development and maintenance of standards for the practice of business analysis and for the certification and recognition of its practitioners. IIBA is the first organization to offer the formal certification for business analysis professionals. For more details, please visit www.iiba.org
The two certifications issued by IIBA are Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) and Certification of Competency in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®).
Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®)
CBAP® is the business analysis certification provided by IIBA. A CBAP® recipient is an elite member of the business analysis community, and a recognized expert in identifying the business needs of an organization in order to determine business solutions. CBAP® certification is targeted to senior business analysts only. CBAP® recipients are senior BAs who have the skill and expertise to perform business analysis work on projects of various sizes and complexities. More and more companies are recognizing the CBAP® designation and the value and expertise these professionals bring to their organizations.
Why chose a CBAP Certification?
Benefits of being a CBAP to an 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.
◦Provides individuals with 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.
◦Demonstrates knowledge of the skills necessary to be an effective senior member of the business analysis community.
Benefits for an organization to have CBAPs may include: ◦Provides 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 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.
◦Identifies professional business analysts to clients and business partners.
◦Offers professional development and recognition for business analysts.