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IIBA CBAP Certification

Eligibility | Certification Cost | Syllabus


Certified Business Analysis professional (CBAP) is an IIBA, Canada certification for experienced business analysts. The certification is possibly the gold standard for the business analysts.

Key aspects of this certification are as follows:

  • One of the most recognized certifications word wide
  • Only experienced business analysts can appear for this exam
  • Enables you to learn best practices and formal business analysis skills

Having CBAP certification under your belt, your professional career gets a boost for good. However, clearing this certification requires thorough and structured planning approach with lots of practice with mock questions.

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))

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CBAP certification eligibility

The eligibility criteria for CBAP Certification examination are as follows :

  • Complete a minimum of 7,500 hours of Business Analysis Work Experience in the last 10 years.
  • Within this experience, a minimum of 900 hours completed in 4 of the 6 BABOK® Guide Knowledge Areas, for a total of at least 3,600 of the required 7,500 total.
  • Complete a minimum of 35 hours of Professional Development in the last 4 years.
  • Provide two references.
  • Agree to Code of Conduct.
  • Agree to Terms and Conditions.
  • Pass the exam.


CBAP 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 CBAP are provided in the table below:

  Region I Region II Region III
Membership fees
Application Fees
Exam Fees (Members)
Exam Fees (Non-members)

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
Elicitation & Collaboration
Requirements Life Cycle Management
Strategy Analysis
Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
Solution Evaluation


CBAP Certification exam is a multiple choice questions based exam. The questions are designed to test your ability to apply the BABOK concepts and framework.
There is a mix of scenario and case study based questions. The empirical data suggests that the case study based questions could be anywhere between 20%-35%.
The case studies are large (one or two pages) and multiple questions are based on the case studies

  • There are 120 MCQs
  • Duration of the exam is 210 minutes (3.5 hours)
  • Each question will have four options
  • Every question will have one correct answer
  • There are no negative marking

Sample CBAP questions are available on Techcanvass CBAP question score ,with registration

CBAP Certification Preparation

You can join a training course from any IIBA Endorsed education provider(EEP) to get 35-hrs of PDs to become eligible for the exam. Techcanvass is an IIBA EEP and provides CBAP certification training as Live online training as well as On-demand training.

Click on the link below to know more. Change the text and link to ECBA Certification training page

Upcoming CBAP Batches

Start Date Days Timings
08 June Sat - Sunday (EST/PST/IST) 07:30 AM - 09:30 AM ( IST ) Live Online Training
14 July Sat - Sunday (EST/PST/IST) 07:30 AM - 09:30 AM ( IST ) Live Online Training
10 August Sat - Sunday (EST/PST/IST) 07:30 AM - 09:30 AM ( IST ) Live Online Training

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