(CBAP) Certfied Business Analyst Professional Explained.
Wikipedia states the (CBAP) or Certified Business Analyst Professional is a certification from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) given to Business Analysts who have significant knowledge of Business Analysis and have demonstrated depth and knowledge by passing a 150 question exam. The exam is based on the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge or (BABOK). The BABOK was first published in 2005 by the IIBA and is defined and updated every single day.
Eligibility for the CBAP exam:
You must meet the following before you can apply for the certification.
- Because of the number of topics covered by the exam. This exam is only open to experienced Business Analysts, Which the IIBA deems to be those that have at least five years professional experience in a Business Analyst role.
- A verifiable 7500 hours of Business Analysis hands on experience. Recorded against individual projects and specific BA activities.
- High School Diploma and twenty hours of professional development in areas related to BA in the last four years.
- Two adequate references
Once you can gather sufficient evidence to show you are a appropriate candidate for the CBAP you can submit this evidence with and application form and fee. The fee is 125.00$ USD, and the exam fees are 325.00$ USD for IIBA members, or 450.00$ for non-members.
Once you pass the test you will be obligated to abide by the associated Code of Ethics, and every three years be re-certified by showing ongoing professional development.