Recertification

An IIBA CBAP or CCBA certification is valid for three years from the date of issue. In order to maintain it beyond this period, the certified person must carry out a business analysis activity that is evaluated according to a CDU (Continuing Development Units) system. Every three years, the certifier must prove to IIBA an activity equivalent to 60 CDUs (for more details, see the official IIBA guide). This re-certification system aims to:

  • keep up to date on developments in the Business Analyst business
  • promote the Business Analyst profession by encouraging participation, practice and development.

IIBA Geneva issues certificates of CDUs in order to facilitate the process of re-certification of CBAP or CCBA certifiers who participate in activities organized by the chapter. CDUs are organized into several categories, with each having a maximum quota (for more details, see the official IIBA guide). Certificates are sent automatically according to the following rules:

  • follow-up of a workshop, conference or study group: 1 CDU (category 2C) per hour (maximum of 30 CDUs over 3 years for category 2).
  • moderator of a workshop, conference or study group: 10 CDUs (category 3C) per event (maximum of 30 CDUs over 3 years for category 3).
  • facilitator of a workshop, conference or study group: 5 CDUs (category 3D) per event (maximum of 30 CDUs over 3 years for category 3).
  • live follow-up of an IIBA International webinar: 1 CDU (2D category) per hour (maximum of 30 CDUs over 3 years for category 2).
  • follow-up of a recording of an IIBA International webinar: 1 CDU (category 4) per hour (maximum of 15 CDUs over 3 years for category 4).
  • participation as a volunteer in the IIBA Geneva board or for any other work carried out by IIBA Geneva: 1 CDU (category 5) per hour (maximum of 30 CDUs over 3 years for category 5). Members of the IIBA Geneva board receive a bonus of 10 CDUs (category 5) per year.