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Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA)

Administered by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)

The ECBA Certificate is ideal for individuals entering the Business Analyst field.  Please refer to the ECBA Application Process for step by step instructions to complete the process online.

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Meet the EBCA Certification Requirements

To earn the ECBA® designation, candidates must:

Professional Development (PD) examples:

ECBA™ Professional Development activities must align with the BABOK® Guide v3.0 and have a minimum of 21 hours of activity within the last 4 years in any of the following categories:

  • Classroom courses (IIBA® Education Endorsed Provider, “EEP” courses, other training providers courses)

  • Chapter events (presentations, workshops, conference days)

  • Chapter study groups

  • Conferences (keynotes, track sessions, tutorials, workshops)

  • Self-directed learning (reading/studying the BABOK® Guide v3.0, archived webinars)

  • Online courses (IIBA® Education Endorsed Provider courses, other training providers courses, live webinars)

Benefits of IIBA Membership

How to become an IIBA Member and get up to 40% off Certifications

$45 fee

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Prepare for Your Exam

The ECBA exam has 50 multiple choice knowledge-based questions and must be completed in one hour.





BABOK® Guide Knowledge Areas

Business analysis planning and monitoring

Elicitation and collaboration

Requirements life cycle management

Requirements analysis and design definition





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Schedule Your Exam

Once your application is approved, you will receive an email confirming this. You have 1 year from the date on your approval email to take your exam. It is your responsibility to ensure you do not let your application lapse. If your application lapses, you will need to repay the application fee, re-verify that you meet the requirements, and pay the exam fee.



  • To schedule your exam, login with your IIBA credentials and select Certification > My Certifications. Click the Schedule and Pass Exam button. This will take you automatically to the PSI exam scheduling page, where you can schedule your exam:

  • Select the “Schedule Exam” button

  • Select language, country where you will be taking the test, and the time zone

  • Select date and time

  • A confirmation will pop-up to verify the date and time

  • Select “Continue” and your Booking (Schedule) is created

  • You will be directed to the “View Details” page for Security Procedures, Required Identification Documents and Exam Instructions

  • Use “View Details” page also to Reschedule, Cancel Schedule or Launch the exam


You can schedule your exam at any time with a minimum of 48 hours in advance. We recommend sooner than later to ensure you get your preferred date and time and, so you have a lot of time to take it again if you are not successful on your first attempt. You may request for an application extension if you have an extenuating circumstance.

For exam process details including the scheduling process and identification (ID) requirements, see the Exam Information page. You can take the exam up to 3 times within your 1-year application period at any time. Once you’ve taken it 3 times, you must wait until your application expires, and reapply to take it again.

For your convenience, you can access the steps below via a PDF

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