Certified Business Analysis Professional™
(CBAP®) Application Appeal Form
October 27, 2009
Please download this form and fill it out. When completed, submit it as an attachment via e-mail to
the Certification team at firstname.lastname@example.org. It must be sent within seven business days of the
date of our e-mail notice that your application to take the CBAP® Exam has been declined. If the
applicant does not have access to MS Word or Word Viewer, IIBA® will mail the appeal form at the
applicant’s request so that the applicant can mail the completed appeal form back to IIBA®.
Receipt of this appeal form will be acknowledged within 2 business days by the Certification team.
The appeal will be reviewed by the Certification Appeal Committee, a committee of Certified
Business Analyst Professionals™ (CBAP®), and the results provided within two weeks of the date of
receipt. You may be contacted during that two-week period by a member of the Committee for
clarification of information provided either on this form or on your original application.
Please fill in the information below:
E-mail Address: _______________________________
Mailing Address: _______________________________
IIBA® Membership Number:
(If applicable) _______________________________
Date of Application: _______________________________
Date Application Declined: _______________________________
Reason Application Declined: _______________________________
Rebuttal: Please provide as much information as you can to support your arguments. Supporting documentation should
be attached to your e-mail.
Note: Only clarification of the information provided in the original application will be considered in the appeal.
Therefore, applicants may not include additional Work Experience hours in order to meet either the Work
Experience or Knowledge Area requirements, and/or include additional Professional Development hours as
these will not be considered by the Appeal Committee.
In addition, declined applications that had hours deducted from the Total BA Hours field because the work
experience selected was not aligned with the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) will not be
considered for appeal. Applicants are encouraged throughout the application process to ensure that all work
experience provided aligns with the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®). Furthermore, the
instructions in the application form and in the CBAP Handbook explicitly state that hours may be deducted
from the Total BA Hours submitted for tasks that are selected which do not align with the Business Analysis
Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®). The instructions also explicitly state that this could result in the Total BA
Hours falling below the required amount, and thus the application being declined.
For any questions on the appeal process, please email email@example.com.