FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Business Analysis Professionals now able to apply online to start certification process 

Contact:
Michael Gladstone, CBAP, VP Certification at Michael.Gladstone@iiba.org
Suzanne Bertschi, Certification Manager at Suzanne.Bertschi@iiba.org
1-866-512 IIBA (4422)

(Toronto, Ont., March 18, 2009)—It has just become a whole lot more convenient, easier and faster for business analysis professionals to start their certification process with International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®).

“Anyone, anywhere in the world, can now go online at www.theiiba.org to complete the application for the Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) designation,” says Michael Gladstone, CBAP, Vice President, Certification and Chief Information Officer for IIBA. “We have listened to the needs of our stakeholders, and have invested in technology to make the application process more accessible, more streamlined, and more convenient.”

The CBAP® designation is awarded to candidates who have successfully demonstrated their expertise in this field by detailing hands-on work experience in business analysis through the application process and by passing an examination.

Applicants can complete the online application process in multiple sessions and save updates until they officially submit their work. Moreover, references for the applicants are now able to provide their information via email. Applicants can also submit payment online.

The turnaround time for applicants to receive results has been reduced by over a week, to 21 business days from 30 business days, while saving time and money on shipping documents.

About International Institute of Business Analysis

International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) is the independent, non-profit, professional association serving the growing field of Business Analysis to the international business community. The organization is comprised of more than 9,000 members around the globe in fields ranging from requirements management and requirements analysis to project management and consulting. IIBA® has chapters in over 40 countries worldwide and is committed to maintaining standards for the practice of business analysis and for the certification of practitioners. For more information, visit www.iiba.org.