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Welcome, members and visitors! The Business Architecture Guild® is an industry membership association. We have a lot to offer and many things are available to non-members. But the best of what we offer is member-driven and member created. if you are not a member, we invite you to apply today.
!f you have arrived here, you are most likely "lost on the website." We want to help you find what you are looking for. Be sure to take a look at the how-to videos at the bottom of the page. Members can find more how-to videos just for them on the Member Resources page.
What is Business Architecture?Business architecture enables everyone - from strategic planning teams through implementation teams - to get "on the same page", enabling them to address challenges and meet business objectives.
The BIZBOK® Guide
Access to A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge® (BIZBOK® Guide) is a member benefit of the Business Architecture Guild®. It is not available as a product. The BIZBOK® Guide is continuously being updated by our member volunteers. As we want all members to have current versions, we do not support older versions, and the Business Architecture Guild® determines how the document is accessed and it is subject to change. Members may access the BIZBOK® Guide by visiting the link at the top right corner of most website pages. Non-members may download portions of the BIZBOK® Guide by visiting our Publications page.
The Business Architecture Guild® offers Corporate membership for small, medium and large organizations and Associate membership for individuals. Membership is for a period of 1 year and renews automatically on the member's anniversary date unless the member opts-out. We use a 3rd party payment processor and only accept online payment. (Exceptions can only be made for Corporate memberships.) Learn More >
Our Certification process is user-friendly and offers many benefits for individuals, organizations and the discipline of business architecture. You must be a member to earn your certification. Most members study for the
exam for 3- 6 mos and members may self study or obtain training from a Guild accredited training partner. For more information including pricing, registration information and a listing of our certified professionals
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Certification Study Guide
You can work around your busy schedule by using our free study guide. Learn More >
The Guild does not offer training. We do accredit training provider partners. The training organizations listed all offer courses aligned to the BIZBOK® Guide. Click on the names of the providers. You will be able to access their websites and find the provider who best fits your needs. Learn More >
We are currently accepting applications from organizations wishing to become our accredited training partners. Learn More >
Earning CEUs to Maintain Certification
You must earn 25 CEUs over a period of 3 years to maintain your certification. Please read these pages carefully.
How to Find CEUs Earned
The Guild will apply all Continuing Education Units directly to the CBA®’s member record. The website will notify you when the credits have been applied. Credits will be located under your member profile/professional development.
Summits, Workshops and Master Series
We have a dedicated microsite for our larger events, which are open to Guild members and members of the public. You'll find everything you need to know including the call for abstracts, registration hotel information, past locations and a sampling of previous years' presentations. Learn More >
Vendor ProgramFind participating vendors and apply to become a participating vendor. Learn More >
If you represent a university that would like to join the Guild Academic Program, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page. As the program grows, we will add the participants.
Industry Reference Models
All Industry Reference Models are available in our Online Store. They are free to Guild members and for a fee to members of the public. Learn More >
Volunteering with the Guild
As a not-for-profit membership association, volunteers are the drivers of the Guild. Collaborative Teams create and update the sections of the BIZBOK® Guide, but they do more than that – they write white papers, they build presentations. The Collaborative Teams each have a leader and a mentor. Any member may help form new Collaborative Teams at any time through our Staging Zone. In 2015, we have introduced our industry Reference Model Teams. This is how we Build the Guide. We also have occasional opportunities for volunteers to Guide the Guild. Members with any level of experience may apply to these teams. Learn More and Read the Team Guide to Volunteering>
You can find details about our next live webinar here.
We do not provide Decks but we do provide recordings. Learn More >
Recorded webinars become available to view a few days after the live webinar. Webinars are presented by volunteer members of the Business Architecture Guild®. We do not provide decks. You must be a member of the Business Architecture Guild® to view the webinar. You will be required to complete a registration form prior to viewing each webinar.
Recorded Webinars for CEUs
The recorded webinars that have quizzes associated with them are eligible for 1 credit. You will need to complete the quiz and receive a passing score. You are only allowed one attempt. You must hold a valid
Certified Business Architect (CBA®) designation for the credit to be recognized. Quizzes are not posted until after the live webinar.
Connections and Networking
One of the advantages of joining a membership association like the Business Architecture Guild® is the ability to make connections and network with fellow practitioners. We have members across the globe and across industry verticals. We offer three easy ways for members to connect virtually.
Local Guild Communities
While the Business Architecture Guild® does not have chapters, members can and do self-organize in various geographical locations to share best practices and build community. Learn More >
How Do I Find Groups, Teams and Communities I Have Joined?
On the main site, sign in and go to the menu bar. The Groups tab will be on the far right. On Social Link , go to the menu bar and click on Groups.
Take the next step on your career path or find the most qualified job candidate by visiting our Career Center. Learn More >
We offer a growing number of member-produced items in our online store. Most items are available free to members, including our very popular industry reference models. Learn More >
Resources to share
In keeping with its purpose of promoting best practices and expanding the knowledge-base of the business architecture discipline, the Business Architecture Guild® is pleased to offer both members and visitors resources that significantly contribute to that purpose. The items listed below are available free to members of the public. In addition, there are items available to members of the public in our Online Store for a cost.
How to renew manually and/or after a lapse in membership?
Sign in as usual and follow the online instructions to renew. Your membership takes effect on the date of your payment and is good for a year. If you no longer have access to the email you used previously, use the Contact Us button on the top right or in the footer of your webpages, provide your new email and the team will send you a temporary password. Learn More >
Policies and Guidelines
By joining an industry association as a member, you receive many member benefits. However, you also have some responsibilities, such as observing and respecting our policies and guidelines and managing your member profile and membership dues.
Auto - Renewal and How to Opt-out
All members are automatically enrolled in auto-renewal.
However, you can always opt-out of auto renewal. On the main site, go to Manage profile, Payments and History, then in the top menu bar, click on Membership. Under Membership, find the invoice that says Open (awaiting auto-bill) and click the red X to cancel auto-renewal. If you are on the Social Link site, go to My Profile, Membership info and click the red X. Clicking the red X deletes the open invoice. To check that the invoice has been deleted, go to Invoices, and use the drop down menu to select Open (awaiting auto-bill). There should be no invoice. You may have to exit and return or clear history for the change to be visible. If you choose to opt-out please do so at least 72 hours in advance of your renewal date to account for time zone differences.
We think you should and offer several reasons why you should.
How to Reset your Password
A member can easily reset their password by clicking on the "Forgot Your Password" link beneath the sign-in box. This will automatically generate and send an email to the address listed within the member’s profile, containing directions on how to reset their password.
Email Deliverability Issues
We do not bombard you with emails and you do have the ability to opt-out by category. However, some emails are very important such as reminders about membership dues and new releases of content. Ensure you receive our emails by following the tips and instructions we provide.
The Guild builds our profession with an informed, creative and connected membership. We have provided resources especially for members, click here >
Member Profile Overview
On the top right side of our member pages, there are quick links to get you to various components in your Member Profile, including Profile Home and Manage Profile. For information about each of these components, click here >
Members may find the directory on the Member Directory page and may use it to search for other members. Some members have chosen to keep their information private.
Do You Offer Translation?
You can find Google Translate at the bottom of most of our web pages. We do not translate all of our content. We urge you to use our connections feature to locate other members who are well-versed or fluent
in languages other than English. We have members all over the globe!
Leadership and Governance
As a not-for-profit membership association, volunteers are the drivers of the Guild. We don’t receive any revenue from our member-only publications, webinars, or co-hosted events. We don’t have a dedicated office. We don’t have a customer service staff or a technical support team. We have a dedicated Board of Directors and Editorial Board, along with Advisory and Auxiliary support. We’re very proud to have contracted with some skilled professionals for their part-time support. Learn More >
History of the Business Architecture Guild®
The Business Architecture Guild® was established in late fall, 2010. We opened for membership in late summer, 2011, concurrent with the first release of our body of knowledge. The first Summit was held in spring, 2012 and we have continued to expand - holding Summits, Workshops and Master series in locations around the globe. We brought on our first volunteer member collaborators for the BIZBOK® Guide in the summer of 2012. We began our monthly webinar series in early 2013. In 2014 we moved to a membership platform. In fall, 2015 we introduced our certification programs. In late 2015 we held our first industry reference model building Workshop, which led to the introduction of our reference model teams. In 2017, we published the member created Business Architecture Quick Guide, a reference for executives and practitioners available to the public. In 2018, we introduced the Special Academic Advisor program. In 2019, we introduced the Vendor Program and in 2020, we introduced the Academic Program. What will the Guild do next?
The Business Architecture Guild® actively seeks and establishes alliances with several organizations to ensure a unifying perspective across professions, collectively pursue the formalization and deployment of industry standards that deliver real-world value, and support alignment with interrelated fields of practice. These alliances may be bound by a formal agreement or be as simple as a member exchange. Existing and future industry alliances are in support of the primary purpose of the Guild: to promote best practices and expand the knowledgebase of the business architecture discipline.
The Business Architecture Guild® is very proud of the content we produce and protects the work of its membership. We also wish to distinguish our organization from any others. We have taken the legal steps required to accomplish this.
How to Reference The BIZBOK® Guide
You may reference content but each and every slide and referenced figure and citation should be sourced and cited to the Part or Section of The BIZBOK® Guide as follows.
Source: Business Architecture Guild®, A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge®, v #.# (BIZBOK® Guide), 20xx. Part #, Section #.# & Page #
The material should be used appropriately and selectively within the context of a training course and limit any extracted information so as not to replicate large sections of the material verbatim or otherwise per the Copyright Fair Use checklist at http://copyright.columbia.edu/copyright/files/2009/10/fairusechecklist.pdf. If you have questions, please contact the Guild.
Which Guild marks are registered with the USPTO?
Additional marks are being maintained globally.
How to Contact Us
If you have made it through this page and still have not found what you are looking for, we welcome you to contact us by using this form. Please read the page prior to submitting the form. We DO NOT offer phone support.