[BA FAQ] What does the IIBA Endorsement / EEP program mean?

IIBA - International Institute of Business Analysis is the only global professional member association supporting the careers of BAs worldwide.

As an early adopter, we were one among the first 300 companies to be endorsed globally as an Endorsed Education Provider (EEP).

Successful completion of the Business Analyst Workshop earns 40 credits.(PDs good towards certification and CDs towards re-certification). You also get a completion certificate with IIBA logo.

The EEP program has two main objectives:

1) Endorse education providers and their learning events (courses, conference dates, webinars, etc.) to enable the BA community to easily identify such providers and learning events that are aligned with the global standard for business analysis - a Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide).

2) Provide a licensing mechanism to such education providers to properly use IIBA intellectual property (IP) including trademarks and BABOK® Guide content.

All learning events endorsed under the EEP program must either be:

• Directly related to business analysis (as described in the BABOK® Guide Knowledge Area sections) and/or the underlying competencies.

• Support other BA related activities and streams such as tools and techniques and the perspectives also described within the BABOK® Guide.

By pursuing a program endorsed by IIBA under the EEP program, business analysis community members are assured that:

• The training provider has been reviewed by IIBA and meets IIBA requirements for participating in the EEP program.

• EEP learning events (i.e. courses, webinars, conferences) are aligned to the globally recognized industry standard for business analysis practices, the BABOK® Guide.

• EEPs are properly licensed to use IIBA intellectual property (IP), and are using up-to-date IP.

• The training aligns to a common set of effective practices and standards for delivery of education programs.

• There is an effective means of communication to provide updates to curriculum delivery, as well as an identified procedure to address student concerns.

• The training provider has the capability to support delivery of the training in terms of organization, physical resources, and administration.

• Presenters are appropriately qualified, are skilled in teaching, are familiar with the curriculum, keep up-to-date with changes to the curriculum, and have knowledge and experience in the subject area.

• There is adequate coverage of the curriculum, with an appropriate mix of lectures, practical work, and revision appropriate to the level of the course.

• Delivery of instruction is relevant and supports the curriculum.

• Materials are kept up-to-date, in line with changes to the curriculum