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PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)

With the PMI-PBA℠, a business analysis (BA) certification, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) has formalized the importance of BA work in the project management world. They built the PMI-PBA certification around specific areas, skills and published materials that describe the value of BA to projects.

 

PMI-PBA Eligibility Requirements

High School Diploma or Global Equivalent Bachelor's Degree

  • Minimum BA Experience
    • 7,500 hours within 8 consecutive years  
  • Project Experience* 
    • 2,000 hours on project teams
  • BA Education 
    • 35 hours

 

Bachelor's Degree or Global Equivalent

  • Minimum BA Experience
    • 4,500 hours within 8 consecutive years  
  • Project Experience* 
    • 2,000 hours on project teams
  • BA Education 
    • 35 hours

 

*If you have a PMP or PgMP, you do not need to show any project team hours, because your credential covers the hour requirements. Also, you can overlap your BA experience requirement with your project experience requirement, if applicable.

 

Prerequisites

To qualify for PMI-PBA certification, you do not need to have the title "business analyst" but you must have real-world experience in BA.

Next Steps

To Achieve PMI-PBA Certification:

1. Complete and submit your application.
2. Wait for review of your application.
3. If audited, fulfill audit requirements.
4. Pay fees if application is accepted.
5. Schedule exam.
6. Pass exam.

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Recertification

Recertify through PMI's Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program after three years.