What is IIBA-AAC Certification?

IIBA®-AAC Certification (IIBA® Agile Analysis Certification) is the new agile business analysis certification from IIBA®.  It is a level two professional certification on the IIBA Competency Model perfect for business analysts who want to demonstrate that they have the skills and expertise needed to be an effective business analyst working in an Agile project team.

There are no eligibility requirements for this exam. However, IIBA recommends 2-5 years of Agile-related experience for BA and Agile practitioners.


Watermark Learning is currently working on an IIBA-AAC Online Study Exam, and will be updating our Agile Business Analysis course to comply with the Agile Extension to the BABOK.

Please contact us if you would like to be notified when our IIBA-AAC training materials are ready.

IIBA-AAC Certification

Why did IIBA create this new certification?

Agile is a high growth area, and IIBA foresees this trend to continue. Agile was ranked first in the top three areas business analyst professionals perform their work in the 2017 IIBA Annual Business Analysis Salary Survey. BAs working in an Agile space also reported earning up to 30% more. This represents a growing opportunity for IIBA and their education providers, such as Watermark Learning, to provide additional professional support and an Agile certification.


Read more about it in our blog.


Registration process

Steps to applying:

  • Complete the registration form on IIBA
  • IIBA will confirm registration was received and begin payment facilitation
  • Once payment is received, IIBA will email a link to schedule your exam
  • Book your exam date and time
  • Begin preparing and take your exam


Exam blueprint

The exam has 85 scenario-based questions and is multiple choice. The IIBA-AAC exam is two hours in length and delivered via remote online proctoring. 

Domain / Topic Area
% Coverage
Agile Mindset
Strategy Horizon
Initiative Horizon
Delivery Horizon

Note: The above study areas also include about 30 questions on Techniques.


Hear what others have said about our certification training!

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Zenita Lindeberg, CCBA, CBAP

"The CBAP guide is well written, interesting, and much easier to read compared to the BABOK (read it but mostly used it as dictionary). The simulation exams and drills are extremely useful for training. (I achieved both my CCBA and my CBAP using your material.) It was valuable to read the explanations and then look up the BABOK section listed (both the correct and incorrect section if needed). I also value the preparation course, which has a lot of valuable discussions with the teacher and other CBAP students."
—Zenita Lindeberg, CCBA, CBAP (Sweden)

Helena Gabrić, CCBA

"I passed my CCBA exam!! I attended the CCBA Certification Prep training, which was extremely helpful to outline the full scope of the BABOK and to give very helpful guidelines on key items that need to be understood. I read the BABOK twice. The Study Guide is a must have! It helped to define the level of concept details to study and had very useful quick tests and tasks to help remember details. The online drills and exams brought everything together and gave a good baseline to test my knowledge and restudy areas that were lacking. Also, the suggestions given to get through the exam on the day were invaluable. I plan to take the CBAP next year!"
—Helena Gabrić, CCBA (Croatia)

Rob Careaga, ECBA

"From the beginning to the very end of the class, the experience was GREAT. The instructor was clear, well-paced and explained complex areas in understandable laymen’s terms. She kept the class engaged and encouraged open discussions through each session. I highly recommend this virtual prep class, great value."
—Rob Careaga, ECBA Certificate Prep student (United States)


"The PMI-ACP Certification Prep Course was an unforgettable experience.  Watermark Learning ensures high quality education in its courses.  The knowledge, materials, and resources provided what was needed to pass the exam without over studying!"
—Ahmad Al Zaro, PMP, CBAP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP (Jordan)

Robin Anderson, PMP

"The professionalism, knowledge, superior training tools and genuine interest in students - succeeds in setting Watermark Learning "above the competition". They use several approaches to learning, since everyone learns differently. They were a key part in prepping, mentoring and passing my PMP test - which directly increased my earning power."
—Robin Anderson, PMP (United States)

Still not convinced? Read more client success stories to see how we helped others with their certification!

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