Professional Development

One of the goals of IIBA™ is to develop our members into better more knowledgeable business analysts.  To accomplish this goal, the IIBA™ and the Portland Metro Chapter provides a number of services.

Certified Business Analysis Professional

A Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP™ ) is a recognized expert in identifying the business needs of an organization in order to determine business solutions.  CBAP™s are acknowledged as competent individuals performing a role which is increasingly recognized as a vital component of any successful project. Certification candidates are not required to be IIBA™ members in order to take the certification examination. This certification program is targeted at intermediate and senior Business Analysts only. Visit the IIBA™certification page for more information on the examination.



IIBA Certification Prep Course Currently on Hold


The IIBA Portland Metro Chapter is hosting an accelerated exam prep class to prepare for either the Certified Business Analysis Professional® (CBAP®) or Certification of Competency in Business Analysis® (CCBA®) exam. The prep class meets all of the criteria for the 21 hours of Professional Development required to sit for the exam.

The class will be fast-paced and focus on exam preparation as well as application completion and test taking tips.


CBAP®/CCBA® Accelerated Exam Prep Course


This class is aimed towards Business Analysts planning to complete their application and take the exam within 3-6 months of the class. However, that is not a prerequisite to attend.

Where and When:

Currently on hold

Benefits to you on becoming certified:

  • Recognition of professional competence in the principles and practices of business analysis
  • Advanced career potential as a certified BA practitioner
  • Personal satisfaction of accomplishing a milestone in your BA career
  • Can improve overall performance, remove uncertainty and widen market opportunities
  • Potentially higher income for being formally recognized as an experienced BA professional


Members of IIBA and the Portland Metro Chapter can attend at no charge. $50 for non-members

Next Steps:

Respond to  if you are interested in attending




IIBA Webinars Series


IIBA® Webinars have something for everyone from new business analysts to the experienced practitioners from the person thinking of changing professions to managers of business analysts. Participate in an IIBA webinar to increase your business analysis knowledge and skills, and get expert advice on challenging problems.

IIBA currently hosts at least four webinars each month on a variety of topics to help individual business analysts improve their skills, and assist organizations in improving their business analysis practices.

By attending an IIBA business analysis webinar, you can earn Continuing Development Units (CDUs) required for certification.

Click link here to find the upcoming webinars.