ECBA Certification

Eligibility | Certification Cost | Syllabus

ECBA Certification Overview

Entry certificate in business analysis (ECBA) is an IIBA, Canada certification. This is possibly the most valued entry level business analyst certification in the world.

Are you intending to become a business analyst in the IT industry? Are you looking to make a transition in your career to the business analyst role? You will find all the relevant information here.

Business analyst is one of the most rewarding career professions in the IT industry. Refer to the data points, highlighted on the right. To become a business analyst, you need to prepare to become proficient in business analysis skills as well as acquire ECBA Certification

This article will discuss all the details about ECBA like certification eligibility, cost, training programs and preparation resources.

The average salary of entry level business analysts is INR 489,416 as per in India.
The average salary of entry level business analyst is $ 51,000 to $ 62,000 in the US (Source: Ziprecruiter, Zippia and payscale)
IIBA certifications are the most reputed certifications for business analysts in the world

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

-Albert Einstein

Who is an ECBA?

An ECBA is a candidate who has earned the ECBA credential offered by the IIBA. The ECBA certification verifies the candidate’s core knowledge of business analysis and demonstrates to the employer that a candidate is competent and has the necessary knowledge to carry out the in-demand roles of the business analysis field. An ECBA certified candidate stands out among other candidates who do not hold the ECBA certification.

Is ECBA Worth It?

A business analyst job profile is a high-rewarding career option, which is worth your time and budget. An ECBA certification can help you get recognition in the business analysis domain and help you explore global job opportunities. Here are some benefits of pursuing an ECBA certification.

  • ECBA Highlights your Fundamental Knowledge of Business Analysis
    If you hold an ECBA certification, you can demonstrate to a potential employer that you have the necessary foundational knowledge of business analysis areas such as requirements analysis, recruitment life cycle management, and various business analysis techniques as mentioned in the BABOK guide. Moreover, an ECBA certification is offered by IIBA, which is a highly-reputed Institute for business analysts.
  • Global Recognition
    The ECBA Certification is globally recognized, which means you can get global recognition in the field of business analysis. You can easily get entry-level business analyst jobs around the world.
  • Good Job Opportunities
    Studies have shown that companies look to hire certified professionals, and the same is the case for business analysts. An ECBA certification establishes your credibility as an entry-level BA. It demonstrates your dedication to the profession and shows your commitment to prepare and pass the ECBA exam. Ultimately, with an ECBA certification in hand, you open doors to outstanding job opportunities.
  • Building More Connection
    As an ECBA certification holder, you get access to a pool of other professionals in the business analysis domain. You can join the IIBA LinkedIn group, IIBA ECBA group, or other meeting groups to connect with experienced as well as entry-level business analysts.

ECBA certification eligibility

Every candidate who wants to take the ECBA examination has to meet certain eligibility requirements (as per IIBA website). Only if you pass all the eligibility requirements of an ECBA certification, then only IIBA admits you to sit and take the exam.

Here is the Eligibility Criteria that you have to meet:

  • No previous BA work experience required
  • 21 hours of professional development in the last 4 years (IIBA EEP like Techcanvass training can provide you with 21 PDUs)
  • Agreement with the ECBA™ Code of Conduct

ECBA Certification cost

ECBA Certification cost ranges from $225 to $295, depending on your country. ECBA Certification cost comprises of 3 components – Membership fees, Application and exam fees. The certification fees details for ECBA 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 you specific country’s membership fees, visit IIBA membership page

ECBA Syllabus

The ECBA 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:

(This is Valid from 1st March 2021)

Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring
Elicitation & Collaboration
Requirements Life Cycle Management
Strategy Analysis
Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
Solution Evaluation
Business Analysis and the BA Professional
Underlying Competencies
Business Analysis Key Concepts

ECBA Exam pattern

ECBA Certification exam is a multiple choice questions based exam and is conducted by PSI. You can take this exam from home provided you have a web cam attached to your machine and have a good internet connection. Key points about ECBA certificate exam pattern are:

  • There are 50 MCQs
  • Each question will have four options
  • Every question will have one correct answer
  • There are no negative marking

You can check the FAQ section on PSI website for more details on – how the exam is conducted and other requirements.
The natural question is to know about the passing criteria for this exam. To know more, visit our article on ECBA Passing score.


ECBA is the first step towards your business analysis journey as it is considered an entry-level certification. ECBA certification is followed by the CCBA (Certification for Competency in business analysis) and CBAP (Certified business analysis professional) which requires the candidates to meet extensive eligibility requirements that involve more experience, training hours, and expertise in comparison to the ECBA certification.

Here are the eligibility requirements for ECBA, CCBA, and CBAP:

Eligibility Requirement No previous BA work experience required. 3,750 hours- Business analysis work experience within the last 7 years. 7,500 hours of Business Analysis Work Experience within the last 10 years.
21 hours of PD (Professional development) within the last 4 years. Within the 3,750 hours, you require 900 hours spent in 2 of the 6 BABOK guide knowledge areas and 500 hours completed in 4 of the 6 BABOK guide knowledge areas. Within the 7,500 hours, you need a min. of 3600 hours completion in 4 of the 6 BABOK Guide Knowledge Areas, that is 900 hours for each knowledge area.
Agreement with the ECBA™ Code of Conduct. Minimum of 21 PDUs in the last 4 years. 35 hours of PD (Professional Development) within the last 4 years.
Provide Two references. Two references.
Agree to Code of Conduct. Agree to Code of Conduct.
Agree to Terms and Conditions. Agree to Terms and Conditions.


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ECBA Certification Preparation

You can join a training course from any IIBA Endorsed education provider(EEP) to get 21-hrs of PDs to become eligible for the exam. Techcanvass is an IIBA EEP and provides ECBA certification training as classroom, Live online training as well as On-demand training

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