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Old Guild Accredited Training Partner™ (GATP™) Program


As the discipline of business architecture is maturing, particularly now that the Certified Business Architect® program is in place, organizations and business architecture practitioners are looking for ways to identify which training providers align to A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge® (BIZBOK® Guide). The Business Architecture Guild is offering a Guild Accredited Training Partner™ (GATP™) program to evaluate training provider course offerings for alignment to the BIZBOK® Guide.


The GATP™ program benefits business architecture community by providing:

  • Organizations and business architecture practitioners an easy way to identify training that is aligned with business architecture industry direction, thereby saving confusion and time spent validating options. This includes but is not limited to, business architecture practitioners preparing for the Certified Business Architect® exam
  • Organizations and business architecture practitioners a way to chart a course for professional development by reviewing all training topic areas and then selecting applicable courses to incorporate into development plans
  • Organizations a way to more easily evaluate the foundational knowledge a candidate has when applying for a business architecture position
  • Training providers a way to promote course offerings, which are aligned with a standard body of knowledge
  • The business architecture industry a way to ensure that the knowledge and skills being developed by the business architecture community are aligned with industry standards, leading to consistent practices. This will enable the discipline to further mature and focus on more complex aspects of  business architecture


Training providers submit an application and supplemental materials to the Business Architecture Guild for GATP™ program consideration. An independent team of volunteer practitioners reviews the application and materials against a collaboratively agreed-upon set of criteria and determines if the organization, course(s) and instructor(s) meet the defined acceptance criteria. If the criteria is met, the organization (along with specific courses and instructors) becomes a Guild Accredited Training Partner™, and is listed on the Guild website. Organizations and business architecture practitioners may then search through the list of accredited training partners to find the one(s) that best suits their needs. Training partners must maintain certain criteria to renew their accreditation.


More details coming soon.


As part of this effort, the  Guild’s Academic and Education Committee (AEC) is seeking to fill rotational positions on the GATP™ Evaluation Team. The organization alignment structure is shown on the Guild organizational map.


The position is a rotational position with the timeline of service to be determined. For more information about the Evaluation team, please go to this page. You may apply to join the team there, or by using the "Contact  Us" button at the top and in the footer of this page.


If you represent a training entity, and would like more information about the selection criteria and how to apply to participate in the program, please fill out the form below.


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