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Target audience

The Advanced Level addresses the holders of the CPRE Foundation Level certificate, who want to deepen their knowledge of particular Requirements Engineering and Business Analysis activities. The FL certificate is a prerequisite for an AL certificate.

Skills acquired through a CPRE AL certificate

The holder of a CPRE AL certificate

Available CPRE AL modules

Four independent modules are available:

Each module entails an exam and has a corresponding certificate. Choose the module(s) that fit best to your professional scope!

CPRE AL Syllabi, scripts and exams

For all AL modules syllabi, scripts and exams are available in in English and German!
See the downloads at the bottom of this page.

How to get prepared for the CPRE AL level exam?

The basis for the teaching content is provided by the CPRE AL syllabus and scripts of the respective modules, as well as the CPRE Glossary.

Classroom training

Attendance of a CPRE training course is recommended but not mandatory. The training providers recognized by IREB can prepare the participants optimally for the exam.
For further information see training

Self-study

It is also possible to prepare for the CPRE exam via self-study.

What the CPRE AL examination comprises

The examination consists of two parts:

For further information see Advanced Level exams

Please note!
There will be an important innovation as of July 1, 2022: The multiple-choice test and the written assignment will be two self-contained exams, each with its own certificate at Advanced Level!
Learn more in our News and the FAQs.

Where to take the CPRE AL exam?

Training providers usually offer packages that include both the CPRE training course and the sitting of the subsequent exam on-site, administered by an independent certification body.

Following self-study you will need to contact a certification body in order to register for the exam.
For possibilities to take the exam see the list of certification bodies.

Related DownloadsAll Downloads
  • CPRE Advanced Level - Examination regulations

    This document lays out the IREB's conditions for the CPRE Advanced Level examination.

  • CPRE Advanced Level - Practitioner - Examination regulations

    This document lays out the IREB's conditions for the CPRE Advanced Level - Practitioner - examination.
    Only valid as of July 1, 2022!

  • CPRE Advanced Level - Specialist - Examination regulations

    This document lays out the IREB's conditions for the CPRE Advanced Level - Specialist - examination.
    Only valid as of July 1, 2022!

  • CPRE Advanced Level Elicitation - Syllabus

    The CPRE Advanced Level Requirements Elicitation syllabus states IREB's requirements for candidates to pass the related exam.

    The syllabus details the content of each training section and specifies key words, learning targets and the recommended duration of the lessons.

    This document is meant to serve as a concept for the training provider's course material as well as a means for candidates preparing for the exam individually.

  • CPRE Advanced Level Requirements Elicitation - Practice exam

    The practice examination contains 22 questions in the same form, structure and style as the live examination. The download also contains solutions and correction aids.

  • CPRE Advanced Level Elicitation - Handbook

    The handbook Requirements Elicitation complements the syllabus for the Advanced Level Requirements Elicitation.

    The handbook addresses training providers who want to offer training courses for Requirements Elicitation according to the IREB standard, as well as trainees and interested practitioners who want to get a detailed insight into the content of the Advanced Level Requirements Elicitation.

    This handbook does not replace a training course!

  • CPRE Advanced Level Requirements Management - Syllabus

    The CPRE Advanced Level Requirements Management syllabus states IREB's requirements for candidates to pass the related exam. The syllabus details the content of each training section and specifies key words, learning targets and the recommended duration of the lessons.
    This document is meant to serve as a concept for the training provider's course material as well as a means for candidates preparing for the exam individually.

  • CPRE Advanced Level Requirements Management - Practice exam

    The practice examination contains 30 questions in the same form, structure and style as the live examination. The download also contains solutions and correction aids.

  • CPRE Advanced Level Requirements Management - Handbook

    The handbook Requirements Management complements the syllabus for the Advanced Level Requirements Management.

    The handbook addresses training providers who want to offer training courses for Requirements Management according to the IREB standard, as well as trainees and interested practitioners who want to get a detailed insight into the content of the Advanced Level Requirements Management.

    This handbook does not replace a training course!

  • CPRE Advanced Level Requirements Modeling - Syllabus

    The CPRE Advanced Level Requirements Modeling syllabus states the IREB's requirements for candidates to pass the related exam. The syllabus details the content of each training section and specifies key words, learning targets and the recommended duration of the lessons.
    This document is meant to serve as a concept for the training provider's course material as well as a means for candidates preparing for the exam individually.

  • CPRE Advanced Level Requirements Modeling - Practice exam

    The practice examination contains 18 questions in the same form, structure and style as the live examination. The download also contains solutions and correction aids.

  • CPRE Advanced Level Requirements Modeling - Handbook

    The handbook Requirements Modeling complements the syllabus for the Advanced Level Requirements Modeling.

    The handbook addresses training providers who want to offer training courses for Requirements Modeling according to the IREB standard, as well as trainees and interested practitioners who want to get a detailed insight into the content of the Advanced Level Requirements Modeling.

    This handbook does not replace a training course!

  • CPRE Advanced Level RE@Agile - Syllabus

    The CPRE Advanced Level Requirements RE@Agile syllabus states IREB's requirements for candidates to pass the related exam. The syllabus details the content of each training section and specifies key words, learning targets and the recommended duration of the lessons.
    This document is meant to serve as a concept for the training provider's course material as well as a means for candidates preparing for the exam individually.

  • CPRE Advanced Level RE@Agile - Practice exam

    The practice examination contains 21 questions in the same form, structure and style as the live examination. The download also contains solutions and correction aids.

  • CPRE Advanced Level RE@Agile - Handbook

    The handbook RE@Agile complements the syllabus for the Advanced Level RE@Agile.

    The handbook addresses training providers who want to offer training courses for RE@Agile according to the IREB standard, as well as trainees and interested practitioners who want to get a detailed insight into the content of the Advanced Level RE@Agile.

    This handbook does not replace a training course!

  • CPRE Advanced Level Requirements Elicitation - Data sheet

    The data sheet summarizes the main information of the CPRE Advanced Level Requirements Elicitation, such as target group, prerequisites and contents of the module.
    It serves as an aid for decision-making as well as for use and distribution at events.

  • CPRE Advanced Level Requirements Management - Data sheet

    The data sheet summarizes the main information of the CPRE Advanced Level Requirements Management, such as target group, prerequisites and contents of the module.
    It serves as an aid for decision-making as well as for use and distribution at events.

  • CPRE Advanced Level Requirements Modeling - Data sheet

    The data sheet summarizes the main information of the CPRE Advanced Level Requirements Modeling, such as target group, prerequisites and contents of the module.
    It serves as an aid for decision-making as well as for use and distribution at events.

  • CPRE Advanced Level RE@Agile - Data sheet

    The data sheet summarizes the main information of the CPRE Advanced Level RE@Agile, such as target group, prerequisites and contents of the module.
    It serves as an aid for decision-making as well as for use and distribution at events.

  • You might find these downloads also interesting:
  • CPRE Glossary 2.0

    Aligned to the CPRE Foundation Level syllabus version 3.0

    The CPRE glossary is available in Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish and Swedish.
    Languages other than Chinese and English contain cross references for the terms plus the definition of terms in English

  • CPRE Glossary

    Aligned to the most recent edition of the book Requirements Engineering Fundamentals, the CPRE Glossary aims to collect existing knowledge on Requirements Engineering terminology and define core terminology carefully and consistently.

    Aligned to the CPRE Foundation Level syllabus version 2.2

    The CPRE glossary is available in English and Chinese (Mandarin).
    The English document includes - in addition to the definition of terms in English - cross references in Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

  • RE@Agile Glossary

    This glossary defines the terms which are relevant in the context of the RE@Agile.
    The RE@Agile glossary is available in English and Chinese (Mandarin).
    The English document includes - in addition to the definition of terms in English - cross references in French, German, Italian, Persian and Portuguese (Brazil).

Related FAQs All FAQs
  • Can I go straight through the CPRE Advanced Level Specialist, or does it require the CPRE Advanced Level Practitioner?

    The prerequisite for taking a CPRE Advanced Level Specialist exam is a CPRE Advanced Level Practitioner certificate in the corresponding module.
    See the graphic showing the relation of the CPRE Advanced Level certificates.

  • Do I have to take the CPRE Advanced Level Specialist exam within a certain period of time after the CPRE Advanced Level Practitioner exam?

    No, this is not required. The CPRE Advanced Level Specialist exam can be taken at any time, there is no temporal link. The CPRE Advanced Level Practitioner certificate is a prerequisite for the further CPRE Advanced Level Specialist exam in the same module; beyond that, they are distinct certificates.

  • I am in the midst of taking a CPRE Advanced Level exam. What is the impact of changing the CPRE Advanced Level certification to Practitioner and Specialist on my certification?

    You have the choice!

    You can either complete the certification on the basis of the examination regulations in force until June 30, 2022 with a CPRE Advanced Level certificate of the corresponding module. As before, the written assignment must be submitted within twelve months after passing the multiple-choice exam.

    Or you can switch to the new examination regulations with CPRE Advanced Level Practitioner and Specialist certificate of the corresponding module, which will be in force from July 1, 2022. In this case, the multiple-choice exam and the written assignment are no longer linked.

    In both cases, you will receive information about the procedure from the Certification Body where you are taking the exam.

  • I hold a CPRE Advanced Level certificate in one of the CPRE Advanced Level modules that was issued before July 1, 2022. Is this certificate still valid?

    All CPRE certificates have a lifetime validity, therefore your CPRE Advanced Level certificate is still valid.
    See the graphic showing the relation of the CPRE Advanced Level certificates.

  • I hold a CPRE Advanced Level certificate of one of the CPRE Advanced Level modules issued before July 1, 2022. Do I need to exchange this certificate to one of the CPRE Advanced Level certificates issued from July 1, 2022 onwards?

    No, a CPRE Advanced Level certificate issued before July 1, 2022 is 1:1 equivalent to the CPRE Advanced Level Specialist certificate of the corresponding module, as the exams taken for it are identical in total.
    If you wish, you can request the CPRE Advanced Level Practitioner and the CPRE Advanced Level Specialist certificate for the corresponding module from the Certification Body where you took the exams. Please note that you have to request both certificates for the corresponding module, as the possession of the Specialist certificate is not possible without the Practitioner certificate of the corresponding module. See the graphic showing the relation of the CPRE Advanced Level certificates.

  • I hold a CPRE Advanced Level certificate of one of the CPRE Advanced Level modules, issued before July 1, 2022. Which Advanced Level certificate does this correspond to as of July 1, 2022?

    The CPRE Advanced Level certificate issued before July 1, 2022 is equivalent to the CPRE Advanced Level Specialist certificate of the corresponding module.
    In summary, CPRE Advanced Level exams (Practitioner plus Specialist) taken from July 1, 2022 onwards are identical to the exams taken before July 1, 2022. See the graphic showing the relation of the CPRE Advanced Level certificates.

  • I passed the multiple-choice exam on one of the CPRE Advanced Level modules before July 1, 2022 but did not pass the written assignment. Can I get the CPRE Advanced Level Practitioner certificate?

    The multiple-choice exams for the CPRE Advanced Level before July 1, 2022 and those for the CPRE Advanced Level Practitioner are absolutely identical. Therefore, you can request the CPRE Advanced Level Practitioner certificate from the Certification Body where you took the exam - regardless of how long ago the exam was taken.

  • Is it possible to start with the Advanced Level or must the Foundation Level be obtained first?

    The CPRE Foundation Level certificate - or an equivalent - is the prerequisite for admission to the CPRE Advanced Level examination.

    The British Computer Society (BCS) offers a variety of diplomas for professional development. Within the diploma Business Analysis there is a certificate Requirements Engineering. This certificate has a large overlap with the CPRE Foundation Level certificate. Therefore BCS and IREB have closed an agreement that candidates who have completed the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering will be exempt from taking the IREB CPRE Foundation level to progress to the Advanced level.

  • Is it possible to start with the CPRE Advanced Level Practitioner or must the CPRE Foundation Level be obtained first?

    The CPRE Foundation Level certificate - or an equivalent - is the prerequisite for admission to the CPRE Advanced Level Practitioner examination. See the graphic showing the relation of the CPRE Advanced Level certificates.

    The British Computer Society (BCS) offers a variety of diplomas for professional development. Within the diploma Business Analysis there is a certificate Requirements Engineering. This certificate has a large overlap with the CPRE Foundation Level certificate. Therefore BCS and IREB have closed an agreement that candidates who have completed the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering will be exempt from taking the IREB CPRE Foundation level to progress to the CPRE Advanced level Practitioner. The BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering is sufficient and equivalent!

  • Is there a charge for the retrospective issuance of the CPRE Advanced Level Practitioner certificate if I have passed the multiple-choice exam before July 1, 2022, but have not passed the written assignment?

    IREB is not involved in the cost structure of the Certification Body and does not receive any payments for the retrospective issuance of certificates released as of July 1, 2022. Therefore, any costs incurred must be requested directly from the Certification Body.

  • Is there a fee to exchange my old CPRE Advanced Level certificate to one of the CPRE Advanced Level certificates awarded as of July 1, 2022?

    IREB is not involved in the cost structure of the Certification Bodies and does not receive any payments for the exchange of certificates. Any costs incurred must therefore be requested directly from the Certification Bodies.

  • What does the exam look like?

    The exam in the Foundation Level is a multiple choice questionnaire. For details see the exam regulations of the Foundation Level.
    The exam in the Advanced Level consists of a multiple choice questionnaire and a written assignment. For details see the exam regulations of the Advanced Level.