Endorsed Education Provider (EEP) FAQs

Choosing an EEP

Q. Could you please let me know whether the IIBA® provides online Business Analysis Training?
IIBA itself does not engage in providing training courses. IIBA Endorsed Education Provider (EEP) Program reviews, assesses and endorses course offerings delivered by external training providers.  
Q. Does IIBA offer courses? 
We have a list of certified training providers (i.e. EEPs) who offer computer-based, online and classroom-based courses around the world.
Q. I am interested in enrolling in a Business Analysis course. Could you advise me as to which one would help me more as a BA?
While IIBA cannot recommend any specific EEP or endorsed course, we can point you to some resources that will help you make a decision.
 
When you find a provider for whom you wish to see additional information, you can review their listing by clicking the corresponding alphabetical list in the left hand navigation bar (found to the left of the page on which you've found the location document).
Q. I’m looking at breaking into the BA world. Do you have any suggestions on courses? 
  • Explore conferences with a Business Analysis focus
  • Support your local Chapter
  • Connect with other BAs through online support networks (like Linked-in)
  • Become a member of IIBA to gain access to the library of resources and webinars
  • Attend webinars and listen to podcasts
We encourage you to consider obtaining our Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™)
 
ECBA™ provides individuals with a certificate that recognizes individuals entering the field of business analysis.
 
This certificate is beneficial to:
 
  • Individuals entering the BA profession, including:
    • Students enrolled in BA academic programs.
  • New graduates.
  • Professionals in career transition.
  • Functional managers who are not BAs, but manage them.
Additionally, take a course from an Endorsed Education Provider; our EEPs offer ECBA prep courses and introduction to business analysis courses also.
 
For more information, please review the ECBA™ handbook. If you have any questions about this certificate, please contact certification@iiba.org
 
Another option, is the Academic Certificate or Academic Diploma in Business Analysis.
 
The Academic Certificate allows individuals to begin to explore and understand answers to questions like what is business analysis and what is a business analyst, while the Academic Diploma is a much deeper immersion into the field.
 
If you are a potential student/participant and have questions about the IIBA Academic Recognition Program and the institutions that participate in the program, email eep@iiba.org
Q. Can you help me find training providers in my country? 
On our website, use our search tool to find training providers, and then sort results by location.
Q.  I found that there are many private institutes that offer short business analysis courses. Some of them have even mentioned that their certification is endorsed by IIBA. Is this true? 
Courses endorsed by IIBA automatically qualify for the Professional Development hours for Certification and CDUs for Recertification. Non-endorsed courses do not prequalify for the Professional Development requirement. Please review this list to ensure their courses are in fact endorsed by IIBA.
Q. I saw that Vendor X is offering BA courses in my area. I did not see them listed on the IIBA EEP website or spreadsheet. Can you verify whether this program satisfies the course requirements for achieving ECBA, CCBA® or CBAP® ?
Occasionally a course provider may self-identify as an Endorsed Education Provider and not be a member in good standing. 
 
It would be in one’s best interest to validate the vendor’s standing against the current list posted on the website to have the most up-to-date, accurate information available. 
 
All endorsed courses, which can be found on the EEP listing, automatically qualify for initial certification and recertification.
Q. I’m looking for support for preparation for the ECBA /CCBA® / CBAP® exam. What should I do?
There are a growing number of EEPs who offer ECBA, CCBA® and CBAP® exam preparation online, in the classroom and computer-based. You may wish to consider one of these, or join a Chapter, as they have study groups to assist in exam preparation. 

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Becoming an EEP

Q. Who is eligible to become an Endorsed Education Provider?
If you are a training provider offering business analysis courses that meet the specific criteria, outlined in the EEP handbook, you can become a member of the Endorsed Education Provider (EEP) Program and your courses can receive IIBA endorsement.
Q. How much is it to become an EEP?
For the first year, it is $1500 plus $150 per course submission for public providers.
For internal providers, it is $1250 plus $150 per course submission.
Q. What is the annual renewal fee?
The annual renewal fee is $1250 for public providers, $1000 for internal providers.
Q. How many courses do I have to submit when I apply?
At the time of submitting the EEP application, at least one course is required for submission.
Q. Can I sell my EEP status (including endorsed courses) to another vendor?
No, the EEP status and endorsed courses is non-transferable.
Q. How many weeks does it take to endorse a course?
It usually takes up to 3 weeks for the course to be reviewed and assessed, once the payment is made.
Q. In the past, EEPs were required to purchase a BABOK® Guide for every student enrolled in each of our endorsed courses. Is that still the case?
No, it is not. As of January 27, 2017, IIBA amended the EEP agreement to remove the mandatory purchase of the BABOK® Guide per course headcount requirement. Ongoing purchases of the BABOK® Guide will be at the discretion of the EEP.
Q. Do EEPs get discount on the BABOK® Guide?
Yes, EEPs receive 50% off for the BABOK® Guide.
Q. I purchased x number of BABOK® Guides, can I return it for a refund?
Previous purchases of BABOK® Guide can be used for ongoing courses/programs, no refunds will be issued.