Applicant must meet the requirements specified in this section to be eligible to write the exam.
To earn the CBAP designation, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Minimum 7500 hours of BA work experience aligned with the BABOK Guide in the last 10 years
Minimum 900 hours in each of four of the six knowledge areas
Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development in the past four years
Two references from a career manager, client or CBAP recipient
Signed Code of Conduct
Work Experience Requirement
7,500 hours (approximately five years) of business analysis work experience in the last ten years engaged in
tasks specifically aligned with the knowledge areas and underlying competencies defined within the BABOK®
Guide. The ten year time frame is based on the application submitted date.
The business analysis work experience can either be activities the applicant has applied directly OR activities
the applicant has assisted others in applying—all activities must be aligned with the BABOK® Guide
knowledge areas and underlying competencies.
6 Acceptable activities include:
Hands-on business analysis activities (e.g., requirements gathering, writing requirements
Coaching or mentoring business analysts with respect to business analysis activities (e.g., planning the
requirements gathering process with the BA, reviewing requirements documents, etc.).
Activities that are not acceptable include:
Non-supervisory management of business analysis activities (e.g., resource management, status
reporting, performance management, etc.).
Teaching of business analysis trainng courses.
Selling requirements tools/software. Project management.
Testing (e.g., creating and executing test scripts, reporting on testing status, creating test