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PMI-PBA Certification Requirements

Before you begin the process of getting PMI-PBA Certified, you should read the PMI-PBA Handbook and visit the PMI.org website for additional information.

PMI-PBA Application Process

  • Register to become a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
    • This step is optional.
    • It costs $139/year to become a member.
    • To learn more about membership benefits please visit PMI.org.
  • Take our PMI-PBA Certification Preparation Course to satisfy the required 35 contact hours (PDUs) of education in business analysis.
  • Submit your PMI-PBA application through the PMI website.
    • You must complete your 35 contact hours of formal education before submitting your application.
    • PMI® will review your application and respond within 5 business days.
    • Once your application is approved you will receive an invitation to pay for and schedule the exam.
  • Schedule your exam with Pearson VUE.
    • PMI members pay $405 for the exam fee, $555 for non-members.
    • You have 1 year to take the exam after your application has been approved.
    • You may take the exam up to three (3) times during the eligibility period.
    • To learn more about the testing centers please visit Pearson VUE.
  • Take and pass the PMI-PBA Exam.
    • You have 1 year to take the exam after your application has been approved.
    • The PMI-PBA Exam has a total of 200 multiple-choice questions.
    • 4 hour time limit.
    • The moment you pass the exam you are certified for a 3-year cycle.
    • Every 3-year cycle, you must report 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) to renew your certification.

PMI-PBA Eligibility Requirements

The Project Management Institute requires that you meet some initial requirements before you are eligible to sit for the PMI-PBA exam.

Bachelor's Degree or Global Equivalent

  • 4,500 hours (3 years) working as a practitioner of business analysis
    • This experience must be earned within the last 8 years
  • 35 contact hours of formal business analysis education

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High School Diploma, Associate's Degree, or Global Equivalent

  • 7,500 hours (5 years) working as a practitioner of business analysis
    • This experience must be earned within the last 8 years
  • 35 contact hours of formal business analysis education
PMI-PBA Course Schedule
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