PMI Professional in Business Analysis
(PMI-PBA)®

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About the PMI-PBA

With its emphasis on requirements management, business analysis has become a competency of critical importance to project management. Becoming certified as a business analysis (BA) expert can move your career in a fresh direction while opportunities for BAs are on the rise.

Inaccurate requirements gathering is the second highest cause of project failure yet only half of organizations have the resources in place to perform this function properly, according to our Pulse of the Profession® research. Through 2019, over half of organizations expect to see an increase in their demand for BAs and the integration of requirements management and business analysis with project management.

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?

If you work with project teams and manage requirements or product development, or if you’re a project or program manager who performs business analysis in your role, then the PMI-PBA® certification is right for you.

Gain and Maintain Your PMI-PBA
  • The certification exam has 200 multiple-choice questions and you have four hours to complete it.
  • To maintain your PMI-PBA, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) in business analysis topics every three years.
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Price Member US$405Non-member US$555
Prerequisites
  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 7,500 hours of business analysis experience
  • 2,000 hours working on project teams*
  • 35 contact hours of education in business analysis
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  • Bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent
  • 4,500 hours of business analysis experience
  • 2,000 hours working on project teams*
  • 35 contact hours of education in business analysis

*Project experience can include your business analysis experience. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required for the PMI-PBA.

For complete details on the eligibility requirements, see the PMI-PBA Handbook.