The Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE) is a personal certificate aimed at individuals working in Requirements Engineering, Business Analysis and Testing. It will expand your professional knowledge and help you to become more successful in your job.

IREB® CPRE Foundation Level provides the core knowledge of Requirements Engineering. This encompasses elicitation of requirements with appropriate documentation; requirements verification and validation as well as their management throughout the end-to-end product life-cycle.

What are the entry criteria?

There are no prerequisites to apply for it. It is suggested that candidate for the IREB® CPRE Foundation Level have knowleges in the area of eliciting, analyzing, specifying, documenting, validating and managing requirements.

A Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering is expected to:

  • Be familiar with the terminology of requirements engineering, business analysis and requirements management
  • Understand the basic techniques and methods of requirements engineering and their application
  • Be familiar with the most established notations for requirements. There are more than 10 000 professionals who have achieved the CPRE certification worldwide.

IREB® CPRE Foundation Level contents:

  • Introduction and Foundations
  • System and System Context
  • System, System Context and Boundaries
  • Determining System and Context Boundaries
  • Requirements Elicitation
  • Requirements Sources
  • Requirements Categorization according to the Kano Model
  • Elicitation Techniques
  • Requirements Documentation
  • Document Design
  • Documentation Types
  • Document Structures
  • Use of Requirements Documents
  • Quality Criteria for the Requirements Document
  • Quality Criteria for Requirements
  • Glossary
  • Documentation of Requirements using Natural Language
  • Language Effects
  • Requirements Construction using Templates
  • Model-based Documentation of Requirements
  • The term “Model”
  • Goal Models
  • Use Cases
  • Three Perspectives on Requirements
  • Requirements Modeling in the Data Perspective
  • Requirements Modeling in the Functional Perspective
  • Requirements Modeling in the Behavioral Perspective
  • Requirements validation and negotiation
  • Fundamentals of Requirements Validation
  • Fundamentals of Requirements Negotiation
  • Quality Aspects for Requirements
  • Principles of Requirements Validation
  • Techniques for Requirements Validation
  • Requirements Negotiation
  • Requirements Management
  • Assigning Attributes to Requirements
  • Views on Requirements
  • Prioritizing Requirements
  • Requirements Traceability
  • Versioning of requirements
  • Management of Requirements Changes
  • Measurement for Requirements
  • Tool Support
  • Types of Tools
  • Introducing Tools
  • Evaluating Tools

IREB® CPRE Foundation Level Structure:

The certification exam CPRE – Foundation Level is a multiple-choice test consisting of 45 questions in English. The questions are of differing difficulty and therefore assigned different amounts of points – 1, 2 or 3 points. The questions in the exam are called single questions (only one correct answer) and multiple questions (two or more correct answers). There are also True/ False Statements – for each statement you should choose if it is correct or false. The exam is closed – book, i.e. no materials are allowed to be used. To pass the exam, you must achieve at least 70% of the total score possible. Duration of the exam – 75 minutes, for non-native speakers – 90 minutes.