CBAP- Eligibility Requirements Each & Work Experience Requirement ?

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

documentation, etc.).

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

plans/strategies, etc.).

Ashok Das


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