Certified Business Analysis Professional



The Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) designation is a professional certification for individuals with extensive business analysis experience. With at least 7500 hours of hands-on BA experience, CBAP® recipients are the elite, senior members of the BA community.

With nearly 5760 all over the world achieving the CBAP® designation, CBAP® recipients are experts in identifying the business needs of an organization in order to determine the best solutions. More and more companies are recognizing the CBAP® designation and the value and expertise these professionals bring to their organizations.

You will want to consider the many professional benefits of earning the CBAP® certification if you have an advanced level of knowledge and experience and are working in any of the following roles: Business analysis, Systems analysis, Requirements analysis or management, Process improvement, Consulting, Project Manager, PMO, IT / Project Director.

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About the Certification

  • CBAP® is awarded by International Institute of Business Analysis, IIBA
  • IIBA was established in 2003 as a Canadian Corporation and has become the leading association for business analysis around the globe
  • With over 28,000 Members, over 230 Corporate Members and over 110 Chapters, International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) is the recognized, non-profit association for business analysis professionals around the world
  • CBAP® recipients are the elite, senior members of the BA community
  • Over 5000 holders globally
  • BABOK version 3 – A guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge
  • IIBA official website: http://www.iiba.org/

Training Outlines

Level 1
Recognizes individuals entering the field of business analysis

Level 2 (CCBA)
Recognizes professionals who have 2-3 years of experience

Level 3 (CBAP)
Recognizes professionals who lead and have over 5 years of BA experience

Level 4
Recognizes professionals who advance the BA profession and have over 10 years of experience

BABOK® Knowledge Areas (Version 3)

  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring                                  (Level 2 – 12%)             (Level 3 – 14%)
  • Elicitation and Collaboration                                                          (Level 2 – 20%)            (Level 3 – 12%)
  • Requirements Life Cycle Management                                         (Level 2 – 18%)             (Level 3 – 15%)
  • Strategy Analysis                                                                            (Level 2 – 12%)             (Level 3 – 15%)
  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition                              (Level 2 – 32%)            (Level 3 – 30%)
  • Solution Evaluation                                                                         (Level 2 – 6%)              (Level 3 – 14%)

Training Highlights

35 hours of professional training which includes:

  • Emphasis is placed on examination skills and the practical
  • Application sharing from business analysis expertise
  • Regional BA case studies and exam application

Free re-sitting for those who fail the exam and have 80% of attendance or above

Latest exam version based on official IIBA’s BABOK® Guide

Examination Highlights

  • A 3.5-hour Computer-Based Testing (CBT) examination (Prometric Centre – HKEA)
  • 120 multiple choice questions with four possible answers to select from
  • Exam fee (in English): US$450 for non-IIBA member, US$325 for IIBA member (Non-refundable Application fee: US$125 for 1st trail to IIBA)
  • Recertification: Earn and report a minimum of 60 Continuous Development Units (CDUs) within 3 years

Chartered Requirements

CBAP® Certification Requirements

To earn the CBAP® designation, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Recognizes BA professionals who have over 7500 hours of working experience in the last 10 years
  • Minimum 900 hours in four of the six knowledge areas
  • Minimum 35 hours of Professional Development in the past four years
  • Two references from a career manager, client or CBAP® recipient
  • Agreement with the Code of Conduct

If you don’t meet the requirements for the CBAP® certification, you may want to consider applying for the CCBA® Designation


Mr. Joe Chui

  • President in IIBA HK Chapter
  • Over 15 year-working experiences in Regional IT Project Management, Business Analysis, Consulting & Retail Management for Luxury retails & MNC in Asia Pacific regions
  • Currently Regional Head of Retail Technology in a luxury MNC to lead teams of project manager & business analyst to manage projects & application supports in Asia Pacific
  • An experienced Omnichannel & Digital Transformation advisor to provide consultancy on business strategy, process management and lead IT project implementation
  • A Thought Leader in Business Analysis & Project Management with special expertise in project methodology design, requirement elicitation techniques and enterprise strategic analysis for project initiation
  • CBAP®, PMP®, Scrum Master®, ITIL®
  • Trained up many Project Directors / Managers, Business Analyst Director / Managers, Business Analysts, System Analysts, Head of IT, CEO, COO, CFO, Accounting, Sales & Marketing, HR, Merchandising & Supply Chain professionals in MNC & leading consulting firms in different industries
  • Adjunct Professor in university for Omnichannel Retailing Strategy & other postgraduate courses
  • MSc. in Information Systems Management & BBA holder and received many executive educations in Digital Marketing, Digital Transformation, Business Analytics, Omnichannel Strategy & Retail Management and Logistic & Supply Chain Management in worldwide top universities

Mr. Sabeer Muhsin

  • Senior Business Analyst Professional in one of the leading airline in Asia Pacific
  • Over 15 year-experience in Business Analysis and a flair in Project Management for Airport, Airline and Finance industries
  • CBAP® Non- Executive Director – Certification, IIBA HK Chapter)

Mr. Raymond Wong

  • One of the founders of the Project Management Institute (PMI®)
  • Former President of PMI Hong Kong Chapter
  • Over 35 years of I.T., PM and BA experience
  • Member of the I.T. advisory committee of Legislative Councilor (IT)

What Our Clients Say

“Kornerstone is always keen to invite top trainer who is always the center of success. The course is very practical because our trainer – Joe uses interactive teaching approach, APAC case studies and experience sharing in teaching each class, which inspire me a lot and greatly helps my work. I learned a lot here especially regarding around requirement elicitation & vendor management.


Joe has also prepared good materials including easy-to read notes and many different types of exam sample questions to help me a lot on study and pass the exam. During exam preparation period, whenever I encountered queries, Joe replied and explained me patiently.


I would recommend Kornerstone CBAP course to my friends and anyone working in project.”


Digital Project Manager, HSBC

“CBAP Program provides me lots of understanding and techniques on business analysis area. And the trainer made the course to be thoroughly enjoyable and extremely valuable learning experience. I will definitely recommend this course to my colleagues.”

Ian Lau

Manager, Analytics Infrastructure Management, Hang Seng Bank Limited