While New Zealand struggles to drum up the numbers needed to establish a local examination for business analysts, some analysts have crossed the big ditch to gain their certificates.
The local chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) has been trying to get together at least 20 local analysts who want to be formally qualified. This means it could then hold an examination in New Zealand to award locals the title of Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP).
This target has not yet been reached, says local IIBA representative Paul Ramsay. But, meanwhile, six New Zealanders have taken the exam in Australia and all have passed.
Ramsay says he still hopes to recruit the required number of analysts to sit for the first New Zealand exam later this year.