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Advanced Level - CPRE AL

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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

Three 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 and scripts

Requirements Elicitation and Consolidation (E&C)

Syllabus version 1.0, 20 December 2012 - available in French, English and German
Script in preparation.
See the downloads at the bottom of this page.

Requirements Modeling

Syllabus version 2.0, 14 September 2015 - available in German; English
Script version 1.1, 15 September 2015 - available in German; English
See the downloads at the bottom of this page.

Requirements Management

Syllabus version 1.0, 1 March 2015 - available in German; English scheduled for 2017
Script version 1.0, 1 March 2015 - available in German; English scheduled for 2017
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

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 Elicitation and Consolidation - Syllabus

    The CPRE Advanced Level Requirements Elicitation and Consolidation 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 Elicitation and Consolidation - Practice exam

    The practice examination contains 24 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 - 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 RE@Agile Primer - Syllabus and Study guide

    The CPRE RE@Agile Primer syllabus and study guide states IREB's requirements for candidates to pass the RE@Agile Primer exam. For this purpose, the detailed content of each required training section is specified, as well as key words, learning targets and the recommended duration of the lessons. This document covers the complete content of the RE@Agile Primer topic and serves for the training provider's to prepare their course material as well as for candidates to prepare for the exam individually.

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  • 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.
    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.

Related FAQs All FAQs
  • 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.

  • What does it mean: IREB and REQB join forces?

    What happens with REQB®?

    REQB® will be integrated into IREB® and all REQB® members are welcome to become members of the IREB® organization. REQB® members may become members of the existing IREB® working groups and an International Development group, consisting of IR IREB® and REQB® members, will be established to further internationalize and grow certification in Requirements Engineering.

    Which certification scheme will be continued?

    There will be a single RE certification scheme, presented under the IREB® brand, based on the current IREB® CPRE certification scheme. Contents from the REQB® certifications will be integrated where appropriate.

    What certificates will be available?

    After October 1st, 2017 only IREB® CPRE certificates will be issued.

    What happens to my REQB® certificate? Does it remain fully valid?

    All REQB certificates keep their validity.

    • Holders of the REQB® Foundation Level certificate may convert it free of charge into an IREB® CPRE Foundation Level certificate in order to follow the IREB® CPRE Advanced Level career path.
    • Holders of the REQB® Agile Practitioner certificate may convert it free of charge into an IREB® CPRE RE@Agile Primer certificate.
    • REQB® Advanced Level certificates will be accepted as one of the required prerequisites for the IREB® CPRE Expert Level.

    Where can I request the change of my REQB certificate?

    Our partner GASQ has provided a form where you can request the change of your REQB certificate .
    Please contact GASQ at info@gasq.org for further information on the conversion of certificates.

    Is it possible to apply for IREB® CPRE® certification with an REQB® certificate?

    Conversion of the REQB® Foundation Level certificate to an IREB® CPRE Foundation Level certificate is required in order to be eligible for IREB® CPRE Advanced Level certification (see above).

    For the IREB® CPRE Expert Level, the REQB® Advanced Level certificate will be accepted as one of the required prerequisites.

    Is it possible to register the REQB® certificate in the CPRE Registry of IREB®?

    The following REQB® certificates can be registered after conversion to the corresponding IREB certificate:

    • REQB® Foundation Level certificate, as IREB CPRE Foundation Level certificate
    • REQB® Agile Pactitioner certificate, as IREB RE@Agile Primer certificate

    Registration without previous conversion:

    • REQB® Advanced Level certificate (no conversion possible)

    What happens to the REQB® training providers?

    All REQB® training providers may offer IREB® CPRE training courses and become official training providers of IREB®.
    Existing contracts between training providers and REQB® will be fulfilled by IREB®.

    Who can I contact if I have questions about my old certificate?

    Please send a mail to info@gasq.org

  • 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.