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TDWI’s Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) credential is the business intelligence and data warehousing industry’s most meaningful and credible certification program.

Your achievement of the CBIP credential tells the world—including current and prospective employers—that you are serious about business intelligence. Let your résumé show that your in-depth knowledge has been certified by TDWI, the industry’s premier provider of business intelligence (BI), data warehousing (DW), and analytics education. You’ll gain competitive advantage and open up opportunities down the road.

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CBIP Examinations Guide

The guide contains detailed exam outlines, reference reading lists, sample exam questions, and answer explanations for each exam included in the CBIP program. Testing software and practice timed exams are included with the guide. Taking the sample exams will identify areas where additional study and/or work experience may be necessary prior to testing. The CBIP Examinations Guide software is a Windows based program.

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CBIP Remotely Proctored Exam

The exams can be proctored remotely using a web cam with audio capability and a high-speed internet connection. Please allow three weeks' advance notice when scheduling the exams.

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The CBIP certification program is directed to senior level personnel in the information systems and technology industry and specifically in the Data Management and Business Analytics area.

Professional experience and education that may indicate if CBIP is right for you:


Two or more years of full-time experience in computer information systems, data modeling, data planning, data definitions, metadata systems development, enterprise resource planning, systems analysis, application development and programming, or information technology management.


BA or MA in information systems, computer science, accounting, business administration, engineering, mathematics, sciences, or statistics.

*Additional work experience may be substituted.

Why Should You Become Certified?

TDWI's Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) program will help you define, establish, and distinguish yourself professionally with a meaningful, test-based BI certification credential.

  1. Business Intelligence Career Advancement.Surveys consistently suggest increased salary and career advancement opportunities for certified individuals.

  2. Professional Opportunities.Hiring managers and recruiters take certification seriously. A respected and widely accepted certification proves to prospective employers that your business intelligence expertise is confirmed by a recognized organization in the industry.

  3. Proven Professional Achievement.Documented evidence of your professional achievement leads to recognition and respect for your abilities as a business intelligence professional.

  4. Greater Adaptability.Validating technical knowledge without ties to a specific vendor or product means CBIP professionals are more flexible and maintain a substantial advantage in rapidly changing business and technology environments.

  5. Increased Credibility.CBIP credentials increase your standing in the business intelligence community by attesting to the integrity of your knowledge and skills and the reliability with which you can apply them.

  6. Employer Confidence.CBIP certification helps employers match skills to job requirements and provides confidence that employees have the right skills for the job.

  7. Industry Recognition.The high-integrity examination and certification process ensure that CBIP is the standard for business intelligence and data warehousing certification.

  8. Recognized Specialties.In a broad field that demands many skills, CBIP recognizes specialization in several distinct skill areas ranging from Leadership and Management to Data Analysis and Design.

  9. Validated Real-World Experience.Certification goes beyond conceptual and theoretical knowledge. CBIP demands real-world experience and the demonstrated ability to apply your skills pragmatically.

  10. Continued Professional Growth.Recertification requirements, combined with a variety of learning resources, ensure that your knowledge keeps pace with a rapidly changing field.

CBIP is a strong differentiator. This certification, backed by TDWI's reputation as the leader in BI education and research, makes a strong statement that you are among the leaders in the industry—up to date with BI technologies, knowledgeable about best practices and state-of-the-art solutions, and informed of emerging trends.



CBIP certification requires successful completion of three exams: Two mandatory and one specialty of your choice. Choose one (1) of the two Core examinations (IS Core or Business Core), plus Data Foundations as two of the exams. The third exam is offered in four different specialty areas. You can become certified in multiple specialty areas by taking the exam for each desired area.

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Certification Levels and Scoring

Practitioner level is awarded to BI professionals who score at or above 50 percent (50%) on each of the three exams. This demonstrates a working knowledge of concepts, skills, and techniques within the given specialty area, as well as the ability to assume leadership responsibilities in that specialty at both project and program levels.

Mastery level is the highest level of achievement. It is awarded to BI professionals who score at or above 70 percent (70%) on each of their three exams, indicating that concepts, skills, and best practices have been mastered within the specialty. Mastery-level CBIP professionals have demonstrated the ability to effectively lead a team at the project and program levels; they also have the skills to mentor others.

Steps to Certification

  1. Identify Your Specialty Area

  2. Identify Your Exams

  3. Get Prepared

  4. Take the Exams


Now that you have set yourself apart from other IT professionals by attaining the CBIP certification, you would not want your certification to lapse. To maintain your credential, simply meet the requirements of the recertification program for continuing professional education. By paying your annual fee and submitting your ongoing recertification credits, your certificate will be automatically renewed.

Keep Your CBIP Current

Your initial certification is valid for four years. After this initial period, it must be renewed every three years. Recertification requires proof of 120 credit hours of continuing education earned since the last renewal. In addition, an annual fee of $125 is due to ICCP except for the first year.

As a certificate holder, you are required to adhere to the Code of Ethics and Code of Good Practices, which holds you to a high standard within the IT community. If it is reported that the standards you have agreed to are not met, the incident will be investigated and your designation may be revoked for unethical behavior.

Since 2003, TDWI and our partner, ICCP, have provided the CBIP certification to global business and industry through their unique, collaborative business partnership. ICCP handles all annual billing, collects recertification fees, and processes all continuing education credits for CBIP holders.

Questions about Recertifying your CBIP

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Click here to explore 10 ways to earn recertification credits and maintain your CBIP certification.

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