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Business Analyst Certification – PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)

Overview of PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)

Business analysis has become a critical competency important to project management. Becoming certified as a Business Analyst can move your career in a fresh direction in business analysis field while opportunities for BAs are on the rise.

Inaccurate requirements gathering has been consistently ranking in the top 3 causes of the project failure yet only half of organizations have the business analyst resources in place to perform this function properly, according to PMI’s Pulse of the Profession® research.

It’s time to become the certified expert your organization needs. If you work with stakeholders in defining requirements, shaping project outputs and driving intended business outcomes, the PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® will spotlight your valuable skills.

Who Should Apply to Business Analyst certification?

It is suitable for the professionals who work with project teams and manage requirements or product development. It is also suitable for a project or program manager who performs business analysis in his role.


  • Secondary degree (diploma, associate degree or
  • 7500 hrs. of business analysis work experience
  • 2000 hrs. working on project teams*
  • 35 contact hrs of learning in business analysis


  • Bachelor degree or global equivalent
  • 4500 hrs of business analysis experience
  • 2,000 hrs working on project teams*
  • 35 contact hrs of learning in business analysis

*Project work experience can include business analysis work experience. A current PMP® or PgMP® satisfies the requirement but is not mandatory for the PMI-PBA.

Exam Pattern

  • Certification exam has 200 multiple choice questions and 4 hrs are allotted to complete it.

Continue Holding Credential

  • To continuing holding your credential, you have to earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) in business analysis topics every 3 years.

Exam Price

PMI Member: US$405.00
PMI Non-member: US$555.00

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