IIBA Certification Registry Now Available
Rich here with a CBAP®/CCBA® registry update. IIBA has introduced a new online credential registry. It is real-time and shows the complete list of CBAP and CCBA credential holders. This is a nice change compared to the older spreadsheet method, which was outdated almost as soon as they published it.
By default the list is alphabetical by last name. The registry also permits sorting by first name, city, State/Province, Country and certification date. Noticeably missing is the ability to search for a person, which one hopes IIBA would add. It is a bit difficult to locate a person by scrolling through the list or guessing which page number they are on. (I found myself after some poking around). You can click on the image below to access the registry web page.
This list will be a boon to anyone who needs to verify if someone is a CBAP or CCBA. Sadly, the BA profession is starting to face the same issues that occurred with the PMP: namely, some people are listing themselves on resumes as certified when they are not. With the registry, it will be harder for people to claim they are certified when they are not.
If you are already certified, go ahead and try out the new facility. Check to see if your friends or colleagues are certified too. And spread the word that this facility is available so we can curtail the phony claiming of credentials that are hard to achieve and represent a true commitment to the BA profession.
Richard Larson, PMP, CBAP, PMI-PBA, was the founder of and is now a consultant for Watermark Learning. He is a successful entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in product development, business analysis, project management, training, and consulting. As an internal entrepreneur, Rich led the development of several Watermark Learning online products as a business analyst and product owner.
Rich is a frequent speaker at Business Analysis and Project Management national conferences and IIBA® and PMI® chapters around the world. He has contributed as a lead author to the BA Body of Knowledge version 2.0 and 3.0 and was a lead author on PMI’s Business Analysis Practice Guide. He and his wife Elizabeth Larson have co-authored five books on business analysis.
Thanks for the steer, Rich. As you say, it would have been better to add a filter to the list, like you can in an Excel spreadsheet, so that you can narrow your search down to (say) a specific country. In saying that, you can always export to Excel and do it the old fashioned way! ;o) Bests, Desiree