Advanced International Diploma in Business analysis

Gain independent, industry-wide recognition as a senior business analyst by demonstrating your experience, expertise and contribution to the BA profession.

  • Validate your knowledge skills and capabilities and gain entry onto the the professional registration for IT technicians (RITTech) following successful completion of your International Diploma

  • Attain an internationally-recognised certification

  • Choose to work towards the Diploma module by module or take all the modules together in a bundled training programme

  • Exemptions for holders of IIBA IREB or Organisational Context certifications. Find out more about exemptions

Who is it for?

Experienced senior business analysts who actively contribute to the development and promotion of the business analysis profession.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements however candidates will require an understanding of information assurance. It's recommended that candidates attend a BCS accredited training course.

  • BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

  • BCS Professional level BA certificates in each of the analytical

  • business and people skills specialisms

  • Additional BCS Professional level BA certificate in either the analytical or business skills specialism

  • At least five years’ BA experience


How much does it cost?

  • The application fee is £714 (£595 +VAT)

Step 1 - Registration

Start your application by completing the registration form and emailing it to us at This provides us with your contact details, and details of the prerequisite certificates that you hold. When you’ve registered, we’ll send you an email confirming your next steps.


Step 2 - Written Submission

Experience requirement The experience you set out in your written submission should equate to a minimum of five years working in the field of business analysis at a senior level, as defined in the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) - you’ll be expected to have had responsibility and accountability for business analysis work at SFIA level 5, with some work at SFIA level 6. You should provide examples of your application of business analysis using the stages of the Business Analysis Process Model:

  • Investigate situation

  • Consider perspectives

  • Analyse needs

  • Evaluate options

  • Define requirements


Step 3 - Supporter Validation

  • You need to identify at least one supporter - an individual who know you in a professional capacity who’s able to comment on your competence and experience. Typically they’ll be in a more senior role or management position relating to the work you’ve featured in your written submission

  • Your supporter(s) must read and sign your written application before it’s submitted

  • validating the information you’ve provided and confirming their support for your application.

  • Please notify your supporter(s) that BCS will hold their contact details for the purposes of processing your application and that they may be contacted by a BCS assessor if we need to discuss any of the evidence in your application in greater depth.


Step 4 - Portfolio Review

BCS may decide to award the Advanced International Diploma based on your portfolio evidence alone, or we may need to discuss your evidence in more detail, with you or your supporter(s). If this is the case, an authorised BCS assessor will organise a call, and then report his recommendations to BCS so we can make our final decision.

  • your certification evidence is correct

  • you’ve made a sufficient contribution to the BA community

  • conforms with the five-year minimum requirement and is supported by a senior colleague

  • is relevant business analysis work and demonstrates the appropriate SFIA levels

  • demonstrates your personal skills relevant to the appropriate area: stakeholder engagement or team leadership


Step 5 - What happens when i achieve my Advanced International Diploma?

  • You’re required to recertify your Advanced International Diploma every three years. This involves providing evidence of your continuing BA experience personal development and contribution to the BA community.

  • When you successfully complete the BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis you are eligible to apply to become a Chartered IT Professional.

  • Set yourself apart as a highly-skilled IT professional

  • apply for CITP.