To answer the exam questions correctly, you need to know/master the educational objectives as defined in the RE@Agile Primer syllabus. Taking a classroom training course is not an entry criteria for the exam, but it is recommended.
You can prepare for the exam by:
The exam must be completed within 40 minutes and covers 22 multiple choice questions. On request non-native speakers may be granted a 10 minute extension. Depending on their difficulty questions are allocated a different number of points. The exam is closed-book: no materials may be used during the examination, with the exception of a language dictionary. To pass the exam, you must achieve at least 70.00 % of the total possible score.
The exams will be evaluated by the certification body. The result will be sent to the contact address stated on your application.
For an online exam you receive your results immediately after the examination.
If you have passed the exam, you should receive your certificate within two weeks.
The online self-assessment serves the purpose of simulating an actual RE@Agile Primer exam.
After a successful online self-assessment you can print a Confirmation of Participation, which is no certificate!
If you attend a classroom training course the training provider organizes the written examination for you.
For public exams consult the certification bodies' websites, where you can find times and dates of upcoming exams as well as information about the application process.
You can also take the exam in a test center of PEARSON VUE or PROMETRIC.
For further information see certification bodies.
This document lays out the IREB's conditions for the CPRE Foundation Level examination. It contains detailed information on duration, structure and types of questions, with some representative examples as well as special regulations.
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.
On January 1, 2023, we have started the launch of a minor update (version 1.2.0) of the CPRE RE@Agile Primer Syllabus and Studyguide.
There is a grace period where candidates can choose to take the CPRE RE@Agile Primer exam based on syllabus version 1.0.0/1.1.0 or 1.2.0. This is to ensure that candidates who prepare for the exams right now (based on syllabus version 1.0.0/1.1.0) will be able to go for the certification, even if version 1.2.0 is already launched when they are ready to take the exam. This grace period is 3 months from the launch date of the CPRE RE@Agile Primer version 1.2.0 in a certain language.
The grace periods are:
Chinese, Italian, Persian, Portuguese: Version 1.2.0 is not yet available. Exams can be taken based on version 1.0.0/1.1.0 only
English and German: 1.1.2023 until 31.3.2023
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).
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.
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.
The following languages are available for the exams:
Requirements Elicitation only
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.
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 to achieve the Practitioner certificate and a written assignment for achieving the Specialist certificate. For details see the exam regulations of the Advanced Level.
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.