Explore Business Analysis Certifications

As an endorsed training provider, QA offer a range of Business Analyst courses, from those authored by our very own industry experts, to those from internationally recognised accrediting bodies.  

We also offer courses in a range of durations, from one day to five days, and 12-months' access to our online courses. 

BCS Business Analysis Certifications

The chartered institute of IT offer a range of certifications from foundation level to professional. These are aimed towards anyone looking to develop a better understanding of the discipline. Whether you are new to the field of business analysis or already employed within it. 

The BCS offer the fastest route to accreditation, irrespective of your industry experience. 


APMG offers practical guidance for those transitioning into an agile business analyst role.  


IIBA offers certifications from entry level knowledge of business analysis to expert level. Depending on your interest, level of experience and career goal, there is a certificate for you.  

Some certificates require professional development hours as part of the eligibility criteria.  

QA Authored Business Analysis Courses

QA authored courses are aimed at those interested in developing relevant industry knowledge, without the need to sit an exam. Choose from a variety of courses aimed at enabling you with practical business analysis concepts and skills.  

How To Become A Certified Business Analyst (BA)

Interested in becoming a certified business analyst? Here's our step by step guide to gaining a certification.

1. Research certification options 

There are numerous certification pathways, so first, you need to research which one suits your needs. You can learn more about each path by browsing the business analysis course providers below

2. Choose a certification path

Once you've done your research, it's time to select a certification path. New to business analysis certifications? You'll want to start with a foundation course, before moving on to more advanced practitioner and professional training. 

3. Start your course and prepare for the associated exams

Start your course, with a provider like QA, which will give you the knowledge and skills you need to take the relevant exam. 

4. Pass the exam and apply learned skills and knowledge

Following your course, you should take the associated exam to become an officially certified BA. You can then apply your newly acquired skills to  your day-to-day role.

5. Enhance your skillset

Pursue advanced certifications or specialisation tracks to further enhance your skills and expertise in specific areas  , such as agile business analysis or stakeholder engagement.

Why Choose QA for Business Analysis Training

Diverse accreditation bodies 

90% BCS Foundation certificate pass rates 

Gain professional recognition with courses accredited by BCS, IIBA and APMG. 

Industry relevant learning 

6000+ professionals trained on average per year 

Equip yourself with skills and knowledge that are current, practical, and widely respected and used across industries. 

Learn through application 

60+ QA courses (virtual and face-to-face) 

Using real-world case studies, interactive practical exercises are baked into our courses, so you walk away with more than just theoretical knowledge.  

Learn with our experts 

20k people trained in 2023 alone 

Our courses are developed and led by business analyst experts. Their industry experience and practical knowledge enable QA to offer relevant content and bring your learning to life!

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Business Analysis Certification FAQs

Why become a certified business analyst?

Becoming a certified business analyst can boost your career prospects, increase your marketability and earning potential, and enhance your professional credibility in the field. If you choose to attend a public course, it will also give you access to a community of similar professionals, offering valuable networking opportunities.  

What does a business analyst do?

A Business Analyst assesses business operations, identifies areas for improvement, and proposes solutions to enhance efficiency and profitability. 

They are focused on aligning business goals with stakeholder requirements through activities like requirements gathering, process modelling and solution evaluation.  


What is the most popular BA certification?

BCS Foundation certificate in Business Analysis and Practitioner certificate in Requirements Engineering, are among the most popular. The first as it offers a comprehensive curriculum, covering a broad range of BA topics. The second, is one of the most relevant certificates on the market, as it equips you with skills and confidence in applying a critical element of the BA role effectively.  

Our most popular QA authored course is Practical Business Analysisan all-encompassing course that can be tailored to your needs, and one without an associated exam. 

How do the offerings from different providers like APMG, BCS and IIBA differ?

Each provider has a unique focus: APMG BA certificates compliment the skillset developed through other accrediting bodies; BCS offer a structured approach towards the internationally recognised diplomas; IIBA offer certifications based on different levels of expertise, targeting different stages of a BA’s career with different certificates.