CBAP Certification Training

CBAP Certification

CBAP Certification is the top certification for business analysts. In this article, we will explain all the details related to CBAP certification like eligibility criteria, cost, exam pattern and more.

This is 3rd level certification awarded by International Institute of business analysis (IIBA), Canada.

CBAP Certification overview

This is one of the most recognised and sough after certifications for the business analysts. Certified business analysis professional (CBAP) helps you establish your credentials as the top of the line business analyst.

Based on business analysis body of knowledge (BABOK), this certification demands a thorough understanding of business analysis practice. It also tests your ability to apply the knowledge and skill in real life scenario.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for CBAP Certification 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.


CBAP Certification cost comprises of 3 components – the membership fees, application and exam fees. The membership fees depends on your country of residence. The application fees is USD 125, which is non-refundable, whereas the examination fees is USD 325 for members and USD 450 for non-members.

The certification fees details for CBAP certification 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..

Examples of CBAP Fees

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.

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.

Syllabus and scope

The CBAP certification examination is based on Business analysis body of knowledge (BABOK) guide v3. The BABOK guide is structured into knowledge areas, Techniques, perspectives and competencies.

The exam is completely based on BABOK v3. 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

CBAP Questions are based on application of BABOK concepts. You can try CBAP Exam questions for Free.

How to prepare for CBAP Exam?

CBAP certification exam is tough and it requires systematic preparation approach to crack it. You can read CBAP preparation approach: Step by Step.

You can also go through Mrinalika’s successful CBAP v3 journey

or CBAP preparation approach of Manoj Kulkarni.

If you want to know the types of questions asked in the exam, take our Free CBAP practice test

CBAP Training and 35-hrs PDs

Techcanvass offers CBAP certification training program with following key features:

  • 35-hrs of PDUs
  • CBAP Mock Questions (4-levels of questions)
  • Case Study based questions
  • BABOK Revision Guide
CBAP on demand Course

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