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Required personal details

When applying for the exam you will have to provide your personal data. For the exam you have to bring along a valid proof of identity.

Examination time for non-native candidates

If you take an exam in a language which is not your native tongue you may request a 15 minute extension when registering.

Following the training

If you attend a training course the training provider usually organizes the examination for you.

Following self-study or online training

If you prepare for the exam via self-study or online training, please visit the website of the certification bodies associated with your country. At the certification bodies' websites you can find information on upcoming public exams as well as on the application process.

For the Foundation Level only you can also sit the exam in a PEARSON VUE test center - see HowTo PEARSON.

For further information see the list of certification bodies.

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  • How do I know whether I have passed the exam?

    The certification body sends the result by post to the address stated by the examinee on application. If you have passed the exam, you will receive your certificate together with the result.
    If you take the exam online you get your result immediately after the examination. The certificate will be delivered to you later by post. The certificate obtained via an online exam is dispatched within the same time as the results of conventional exams.

  • How do I register for the exam?

    The certification bodies offer public examinations or they provide the exam after a training course. Online exams in a test center are available as well. You register for a public examination directly at the certification body. The scheduled dates for public examinations are published on their websites.

    Usually the examination subsequent to a training course is organized by the training provider. They will handle the registration for you.
    You can also sit for the exam at a training provider without having attended the course. Please contact the training provider in advance in order to clarify the procedure.

  • In August 2016 the exam regulations for multiple choice exams were modified, why?

    Before August 2016 negative points were awarded for wrongly marked questions.

    This regulation was difficult to explain to the candidates and additionally - under the pressure of the exam, particularly in online exams where incomplete answered questions are highlighted - candidates tended to check answers which they were not sure about and therefore lost many points.
    During IREB’s regular quality assurance of the exams, simulations with several thousand exams have been run to investigate on the impact of changes to the negative marking and the percentage needed to pass.

    Based on the results of these simulations, IREB modified the exam regulations in terms of

    • scoring: no deduction of points for incorrect answers since August 2016
    • percentage to pass the exam: at least 70.00 % of the maximum points have to be achieved now

    The type of examination and questions remained unchanged.

  • In which language can I take the exam?

    The following languages are available for the exams:

    Foundation Level:

    • Chinese (Mandarin)
    • Dutch
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Portuguese (Brazil)
    • Spanish

    Advanced Level Requirements Elicitation and Consolidation:

    • English
    • German

    Advanced Level Requirements Modeling:

    • English
    • German

    Advanced Level Management

    • German
  • Must the CPRE exam be taken immediately after the training course?

    The CPRE exam can be taken immediately after the training, but this is not essential. If the participant of the course does not feel confident to take the exam immediately he or she should consult the trainer if it may be better to sit for the certification at a later stage. This would allow more time to become familiar with the topics where the participant still has gaps and thus only sitting the exam when fully prepared.

    For this reason for the Advanced Level exam there is a period of 12 months after having passed the multiple choice exam for the submission of the homework (written assignment). This gives the candidate the opportunity to gather further practical experience in the chosen topic which may be incorporated in the written work.

  • 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.

  • When I haven’t passed the exam is it possible to retake the exam or is it necessary to repeat the training?

    A rerun of the training course before repeating the exam is not necessary.
    The exam can be retaken at most twice without a waiting period. If you fail the exam for the third time you may only retake it one year after the third exam date at the earliest.