Awarding body: BCS
Candidates must have a Pass in the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Consultancy.
Candidates must choose one "knowledge-based" module and one "practitioner" module to complete their set of certificates. Which they choose will depend on their own background and preferences (business versus technical, for example), what their organisation requires and the nature of their current roles. Examples are shown below. This list is not exhaustive and BCS will be responsible for determining whether a particular quaification is acceptable.
Examples of acceptable Knowledge-based qualifications are:
- BCS Foundation Certificate, e.g. Foundation in Business Analysis, Foundation in Business Change, Foundation in Service Management and so on
- Microsoft Certified Professional (MTA level)
- Oracle Certification (Associate level)
- Other 'foundation' certifications at a similar level
Examples of acceptable Practitioner qualifications are:
- BCS Practitioner Certificate, e.g. Business Analysis Practice, Requirements Engineering and so on
- Microsoft Certified Professional (MCSA level)
- Oracle Certification (Specialist level)
- Other 'practitioner' certifications at a similar level, such as APM Pratitioner
The oral examination will last up to forty-five minutes.
Two interviewers appointed by BCS will conduct the oral examination.
Candidates will be required to do a 10 minute presentation and may be questioned on any of the topics on the syllabus including those already covered in the written exam. They may also be questioned on their background qualifying experience.