Changes to IIBA® Certification

Insights | 12 July 2016

The International Institute for Business Analysis is in its final stages of rolling out a series of new certifications based on the IIBA’s A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) v3.0.

Please note the following:

  1. The IIBA® is introducing a new multi-level competency based certification.
  2. The program is being labelled the BA Gold Standard Certification Framework.
  3. Details relating to the Framework will be launched towards the end of September 2016.

Here is what we know for Certified Professionals and applicants seeking to gain Certification before the September cut-off date:

  1. The CBAP® exam for BABOK® Guide v2.0 will only be available until September 22, 2016
  2. There will be no IIBA® exams between September 23 and 29
  3. New certification exams for BABOK® Guide v3.0 will be available on September 30.

If you take the IIBA® Certification Exam for version 2.0 of the BABOK® Guide before September 22nd and are not successful, the IIBA® will waive the 3 month wait period and you will have the opportunity to write a second exam before the cut-off date of September 22nd

Although the new certification program and the revised certification exams will be available in September 2016, there is no need to wait to become certified. The current IIBA® certification exams are aligned with BABOK® Guide v2.0 and are available up to and including September 22. All certified practitioners on the current exams will continue to have their credential recognised after the revised certification program is implemented.

Current applicants: If you applied and were approved to take the current exam, you will be able to take the new exams without having to re-apply through the new online application. Please remember the date you are registered to take the exam to ensure you prepare for the correct version!  Additional test spots will be available over the next few months at Prometric test centres to meet the increased demand for those planning on taking the current exams.  Spots are filled on a first come first served basis.

The New Certification Program and Blue Print for exams:

If you are choosing to wait for the up and coming BABOK® Guide v3.0 exam, you may be interested in the exam blue print and certification program:

The IIBA® logo is a registered trademark owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. 
CBAP® and CCBA® are registered certification marks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis.

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