CRPE – Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering

What is CPRE and what levels exist?

IREB’s certification model

CPRE stands for Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering and is a certification model of the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB). As a so-called personal certificate, CPRE addresses people who are professionally involved in requirements engineering, business analysis or testing.

The contents of the curricula compiled by the IREB are provided by independent training providers. The final examinations are conducted by recognised and tested certification companies.

Levels of the CPRE certificate

The following four levels are offered for the CPRE certificate:

  • The CPRE Foundation Level contains the basic knowledge of requirements engineering including practical methods and techniques. There are no admission requirements for the CPRE Foundation Level.
  • The RE@agile Primer teaches how requirements engineering methods and techniques work in agile development processes and which agile techniques can improve RE practice.
  • The CPRE Advanced Level stands for the application and mastery of methods and techniques. It is offered in the modules Requirements Elicitation & Consolidation, Requirements Modeling, Requirements Management and RE@Agile. Prerequisite for the CPRE Advanced Level is the Foundation Level certificate.
  • The Expert Level addresses highest expert knowledge as well as outstanding knowledge and practical experience. Prerequisites are at least three CPRE Advanced Level certificates, three years of work as a requirements engineer and an activity as a trainer or coach in requirements engineering. There is no curriculum for the expert level. The examination consists of a written application, a term paper and an oral examination.

All CPRE certificates have unlimited validity.



Details on the various certifications and requirements can be found here  »
You can find a list of the training providers here  »

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