Certificate of Capability in Business Analysis (CCBA) is a certification for experienced business analysts. This certification is awarded by International institute of business analysis (IIBA), Canada. This is one of the most reputed certifications world-wide.

Key aspects of this certification are as follows:

  • One of the most recognized certifications word wide other than CBAP
  • Only experienced business analysts can appear for this exam
  • Enables you to learn best practices and formal business analysis skills
This page will provide you all the details about CCBA certification you would like to know. You can learn about the eligibility, fees, exam pattern and preparation. In the end, you can also watch a video, which will explain the preparation approach, tips and tricks for exam preparation.

Average salary of top 5 certification holders is $ 76,448 (IIBA Salary survey 2018)
Top benefits of certifications were found to be increased fulfilment at work, salary increase and promotion (IIBA Salary survey 2018)
CBAP certification holders get 13% higher salary ((IIBA Salary survey 2018))


The eligibility criteria for CCBA certification as per IIBA website are as follows:

  • Complete a minimum of 3,750 hours of Business Analysis work experience in the last 7 years.
  • Within these 3750 minimum hours required, a minimum of 900 hours must be completed in each of 2 of the 6 BABOK® Guide Knowledge Areas OR, a minimum of 500 hours must be completed in each of 4 of the 6 BABOK® Guide Knowledge Areas.
  • Complete a minimum of 21 hours of Professional Development within the last 4 years.
  • Provide references.
  • Agree to Code of Conduct.
  • Agree to Terms and Conditions.
  • Pass the exam.


CCBA Certification cost comprises of two parts – the membership fees and the application/exam fees. The membership fees depends on your country of residence.

The certification fees details for CCBA are provided in the table below:

 Region I   Region II    Region III 
Membership fees $125 $85 $55
Application Fees $125 $125 $125
Exam Fees (Members) $325 $325 $325
Exam Fees (Non-members) $450 $450 $450

  • Region I Countries: USA, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates& more..

  • Region II Countries: Singapore, Taiwan, South Africa & more…

  • Region III Countries: India, Argentina, Pakistan & More..

To check yourspecific country's membership fees,visit IIBA membership page

As an Example, Total cost for CBAP certification for region I aspirant (United States of America) is:

  • Membership fees – USD 125, Application fees USD 125 and the exam fees is USD 325 resulting in a total fees of USD 575.
As an Example, Total cost for CBAP certification for region III aspirant (India) is:

  • Membership fees – USD 55, Application fees USD 125 and the exam fees is USD 325 resulting in a total fees of USD 505.


The CBAP certification examination is based on Business analysis body of knowledge (BABOK) guide. The BABOK guide is structured into knowledge areas, Techniques, perspectives and competencies.

The weightage of the knowledge areas is provided below:

Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring 12%
Elicitation & Collaboration 20%
Requirements Life Cycle Management 18%
Strategy Analysis 12%
Requirements Analysis and Design Definition 32%
Solution Evaluation 6%


CCBA Certification exam is a multiple choice questions based exam. The questions are designed to test your ability to apply the BABOK v3 concepts and framework. Key points about the exam are:

  • There are 130 MCQs.
  • Duration of the exam is 180 minutes (3 hours).
  • Each question will have four options.
  • Every question will have one correct answer.
  • There are no negative markings.

To try the types of questions, you may get in the CCBA exam, check out CCBA Exam Questions.


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Tanushree Das

Senior Consultant, Capgemini

I am very happy to say that I passed my CCBA Certification, I attended my CCBA Training at Techcanvass. My Trainer was Miss ElaJha. She was really good with great understanding and have good knowledge about the topic. Thank You Techcanvass Team. ...Read More She used to answer all our questions patiently and used to encourage us to make it an interactive session. I found the session really interesting and informative where I got to learn the important concept of BABOK. Also, the support staff was good in the responsibility. Read Less

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Anh Tram

Senior Business Analyst at FPT Software Company Limited

Techcanvass has been a very helpful companion with me on the way. I completed my CCBA certification exam. The course content is detail enough for me to have a overall view about the Knowledge Area and Techniques. ...Read More This was very helpful for me to study deeper later. Above all, the kind and in-time support from your team have helped me to clarify any concern regarding anything related to the course and CCBA exam. Once again, I appreciate the effort of your team to help me achieve this very hard certificate. I hope that I'll come back to Techcanvass one day when I want to conquer the CBAP in the future. Read Less

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Vijay Anandh Nagharathinam

Senior Business Analyst at novaCITYNETS - Singapore

The learning experience during the course was intriguing & fascinating. The trainer was mind-blowing in explaining the concepts & techniques, as well as the entire content of BABOK. I'm glad I have enrolled for this course, ...Read More because of the trainer, course materials & most importantly,the practice questions(including case study examples) I could complete CCBA certification training. I would recommend Techcanvass to everyone aspiring to appear for CBAP. Read Less

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Preeti Dwarkanath

Sr. Business Analyst at Atos- Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

It was great! I had opted for the CCBA training from the Techcanvass. The faculty was Ms.Ela who had a good hold on the subject, concepts were very clear and most importantly she would entertain all queries. ...Read More The lectures were provided keeping in mind the BABOK.They also have this LMS portal, where one can go back and revise the concepts, even have their own study material which serves as a good quick reference. The admin/coordinators are very supportive and professional, especially Mr Brijesh is very prompt and helpful. Just one mail/call is enough for any assistance, during and even after completion of the training. I plan to take a few more courses in a few months time. Read Less


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