Become a PMI-PBA

PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®

If you work with project teams and manage requirements, or if you’re a project manager who performs business analysis, then the globally-recognized PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® certification is right for you and will spotlight your valuable skills.

Offering instant value to any organization, the PMI-PBA® certification is the ultimate achievement for those who help define requirements and shape project outputs.

This certification validates a business analyst’s skill set and technical expertise, plus it demonstrates the holder’s knowledge and skills in business analysis, and their ability to competently use BA tools and techniques to enhance project success.

The role of a Business Analyst has come to be critically important in the Project Management field. Today, project management practitioners increasingly turn to business analysis to define their business needs, identify risks and opportunities, and create sustainable solutions for business problems.


  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree)
  • 60 months of business analysis experience
  • 35 hours of business analysis education


  • Bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent
  • 36 months of business analysis experience
  • 35 hours of business analysis education

Exam details

  • 200 multiple-choice questions; four hours to complete.
  • To maintain your PMI-PBA, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) in business analysis topics every three years.
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Online proctored delivery

PMI offers the option to take your CAPM, PMP, PMI-ACP or PMI-PBA exam online. Learn more about online proctored testing for PMI Certifications.