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Obtain a PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®)

If you work with stakeholders in defining requirements, shaping project outputs and driving intended business outcomes, the PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® will spotlight your valuable skills. If you work with project teams and manage requirements or product development, or if you’re a project or program manager who performs business analysis in your role, then the PMI-PBA® designation is also right for you.

To become a PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) ®, candidates must complete the following requirements.

1. Education and Experience
Pathway A Pathway B
  1. Bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent
  2. 4,500 hours of business analysis experience
  3. 2,000 hours working on project teams*
  4. 35 contact hours of education in business analysis

*Project experience can include your business analysis experience. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required for the PMI-PBA.

  1. Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  2. 7,500 hours of business analysis experience
  3. 2,000 hours working on project teams*
  4. 35 contact hours of education in business analysis
2. Apply and Write the PMI-PBA Exam
· The certification exam has 200 multiple choice questions, to be completed in four hours.
3. Maintain Your PMI-PBA
· To maintain your PMI-PBA, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) in business analysis topics every three years.