Entry level business analyst certification – ECBA

Entry level business analyst certification – ECBA

IIBA recently announced an entry level business analyst certification. This certification is named as ECBA (Entry Certificate in Business Analysis). This ECBA certification is for entry level business analysts and does not require any prior experience.

This announcement includes new levels of business analyst certifications. Now, IIBA has four levels of certifications. We have discussed these¬ New IIBA Business Analyst Certifications in one of the previous posts.

In this post, I am going to tell you about the Level 1 certificate known as ECBA (Entry Certificate in Business Analysis).


Purpose of this certification to standardize the Business Analyst knowledge at the entry level. This was a much needed certification required to help professionals, who wish to enter the Business Analysis role.


There are no pre-requisites for appearing for this certification. You don’t need to have any prior experience as a business analyst. It’s an exam-based certification.


To earn the ECBA¬ģ designation, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development Training in the past four years.
  • Signed Code of Conduct.

ECBA Exam details

The ECBA¬ģ exam is 1.5 hours long and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. The questions are basic multiple choice that test the candidate‚Äôs knowledge and understanding defined by the competencies for this level 1 certificate in the IIBA Certification Framework. The guiding book is the BABOK v3.

Certification Knowledge and Skills

The certificate exam will need you to have the requisite knowledge as per BABOK v3 and the distribution is as follows:

  1. Business Analysis Knowledge ‚Äď 25%
  2. BABOK¬ģ¬†Guide¬†Knowledge ‚Äď 75%

The Level 1 exam will test the candidate‚Äôs knowledge and understanding of the above components within the¬ BABOK¬ģ¬†Guide¬†v3, specifically:

Business Analysis Knowledge
Business Analysis & the BA Professional2.5%
Underlying Competencies5%
Business Analysis Key Concepts5%
BABOK¬ģ¬†Guide¬†Knowledge Areas
Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring5%
Elicitation & Collaboration20%
Requirements Life Cycle Management20%
Strategy Analysis5%
Requirements Analysis and Design Definition24%
Solution Evaluation1%

Source: IIBA Romania Chapter

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    1. Hi Soumya,

      Can you tell me if you have any specific questions? You can send it to me. Anyways I have asked my colleague Gitesh to send you more details about the ECBA certification course.


  1. Hello there,

    Thank you for the details. I am planning to move to doing Business Analysis. I have 7.5 years of experience in IT server administration. Thankfully, this certificate is there for the foundation level. I am trying to gather information about it. Does result appear immediately after the exam? I haven’t found any information about this. It will be really great if I can know this.


    1. Hi Manisha,

      The result is available to IIBA within 24 hours and that is updated against your profile in IIBA member portal. The moment, it gets updated there, you will get an intimation.

      Hope this answers your question. Do let us know in case you need any other info


  2. Hi Sir,

    I want to take on ECBA program. I want to know few things-
    1) How much is the fee for exam in rupees?
    2) I have read that fee for IIBA member is less, so it’s better to first become IIBA member and then give the exam?
    3) As I am Noida, Delhi NCR, I am only eligible for online training, so how my queries will be resolved?
    4) And is ECBA certification is valid for Canadian government?

    Pl reply soon.

    Best Regards
    Dr Satyam Kumar

  3. Hi, I would like to know about the examination centers. I am based out of Pune. So where in Pune exactly can I appear for the exam?

  4. Hi

    I am from IT background and would like to switch over my career and become a Business Analyst.
    After completing ECBA certification, will I be eligible to apply for jobs??

    1. Hi Tanpreet,

      Just now Brijesh has replied to you and he will connect you to the right person, who can provide you proper guidance. Thanks for writing to us


  5. Hi,
    1. I would like to know that, Am I eligible for ECBA, I have just 1yr of experience in IT.
    2. As M from Delhi, so how do i manage the classes ?
    3. Fees Structure ?
    4. Will you people provide mock test ?

    1. Thanks Sonali for contacting us. You are eligible for ECBA as there is no experience required for ECBA.
      We conduct live online training led by an Instructor. You can interact with the trainer in real-time.

      We do provide ECBA practice tests with 600+ questions for 10 days FREE. You can buy the access for more days, if needed.

      I have sent you an email, in case you have any further questions


  6. Hi,
    1. I would like to know that, Am I eligible for ECBA, I have just 1yr of experience in IT.
    2. As M from Delhi, so how do i manage the classes ?
    3. Fees Structure ?
    4. Will you people provide mock test ?
    5. Send me your website link so that i can apply.
    Hope to hear from you soon!!!!!1

    1. Hi Riaz,

      The cost for the Live online course is INR 13,900 (if you avail of Early bird offer, else it is INR 15,500/-

      Where are you located?


    1. Yes, as the course covers both the practical skills as well as certification aspects. You will be in a good position to apply for jobs.

  7. Hi,
    I have 2yrs of working experience in IT background as a Software developer now majoring marketing in B school, aimed to land up in IT for BA roles. Can you please suggest entry level BA program online studies.And exam, fee details

  8. Hello there,

    I am join a company as BA ( entry level) I want to get deep knowledge in Business analysis..
    Which certification is good ? ECBA Or CBAP?
    Want to know the full details about ECBA.
    How be the Member of IIBA?

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