BIDA® Program Updates

Archive of Changes

Update 1.1

Announcement Date Effective Date
April 1, July 1, 2022

Summary of Changes

  • Introduced the BIDA™  final exam as a program requirement to increase the value and credibility of the certification worldwide; protect the integrity of our program and those who work hard to complete it; help students assess their knowledge and identify opportunities for improvement.  Visit our article to learn more about the CMSA® final exam.
  • Added the requirement to complete a minimum of 3 electives to earn the BIDA™ certification.


This change will not impact anyone who completed their BIDA™ certification by July 1st, 2022.

The exam will also be available and optional to all existing BIDA™ certification holders and students who completed their studies before July 1st, 2022.