CPRE Certificates

The IREB certification model consists of three levels that build on each other. The prerequisite for the certification at one level is obtaining a certificate from the previous level.

All CPRE certificates have unlimited validity.

CPRE Foundation Level (FL)

The CPRE Foundation Level is aimed at the advanced beginner in requirements engineering and includes the basic knowledge for this area as well as applied methods and techniques. There are no admission requirements for the CPRE Foundation Level.

Persons who have obtained a CPRE Foundation Level Certificate,

  • are familiar with the terminology of requirements engineering / business analysis and requirements management,
  • understand the basic techniques and methods of requirements engineering and their application,
  • are familiar with the most common notations for requirements.

RE@Agile Primer

The RE@Agile Primer conveys how RE methods and techniques can be incorporated in agile development processes in a profitable way, and how techniques from the agile procedure can improve RE practice.

CPRE Advanced Level (AL)

The Advanced Level is aimed at those who already have the CPRE Foundation Level Certificate and want to deepen their knowledge of a sub-discipline of Requirements Engineering or Business Analysis.
The CPRE FL certificate is the admission requirement for the CPRE Advanced Level.

Persons who have obtained a CPRE AL Certificate

  • are well acquainted with the specific terminology of requirements engineering within the sub-discipline that handles the AL module, as well as with the CPRE glossary,
  • master the relevant techniques and methods of the sub-discipline corresponding to the chosen AL module,
  • have in-depth knowledge of the sub-discipline that includes the AL module and have demonstrated this in a challenging practical exam.

Currently the following three independent modules are certified:

  • Requirements Elicitation and Consolidation (E&C)The techniques acquired at Foundation Level are deepened, other techniques are learned to leverage requirements more efficiently and consolidate them.
  • Requirements Modelling
    Correct use of graphic models to depict functional requirements.
  • Requirements Management
    Suitable methods and techniques to effectively manage requirements during the entire product development.

CPRE Expert Level (EL)


  • The candidate must have at least three CPRE Advanced Level certificates. Of these, up to two certificates can be replaced, e.g. by university lectures on RE, certain certificates of another RE-relevant training (e.g. CBAP, BCS Diploma in Business Analysis, ...) or a comprehensive publication.
  • At least three years (full-time equivalent) activity as Requirements Engineer in various functions and projects.
  • Work as a trainer or coach in the area of ​​requirements engineering.