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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

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 exam can be taken in English and German.
Online exams at PEARSON VUE or PROMETRIC are available in different languages. The recognized certification bodies also conduct remote proctored exams. For further information please talk to the certification bodies.

Exam results

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.

Check if you are well prepared

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!

Looking for a possibility to take the exam?

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 or as remote proctored exam.
For further information see certification bodies.

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    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.

  • CPRE RE@Agile Primer - Practice examination

    The CPRE RE@Agile Primer practice examination is available as an online self-assessment in Chinese, English, German and Italian. The Persian practice examination is currently only available for download.

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    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.

    The syllabus and study guide is available in version 1.2.0 since January 2023 after a minor update for the languages German, English and Italian. For the languages Chinese, Persian and Portuguese (Brazil) the update is currently still being worked on.

    Transition period
    For the languages Chinese, Persian and Portuguese (Brazil), a transition period of 3 months starts from the date of release of version 1.3.0.

    The transition period allows candidates to choose whether to take the exam based on the previous or current curriculum version (if a transition period exists). The purpose of the transition period is to ensure that all those preparing for the exam on the basis of the latest valid version of the syllabus are able to take the exam on the basis of this syllabus content within the transition period.

  • RE@Agile Glossary

    This glossary defines the terms which are relevant in the context of RE@Agile.
    The RE@Agile Glossary is available in English and Chinese (Mandarin). The terms are defined in English only to avoid the definitions being affected by translation.

    The English document includes - in addition to the definition of terms in English - cross references in French, German, Italian, Persian, and Portuguese (Brazil).

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  • Are there transition periods for exams after a new syllabus version has been published?

    In the case of syllabus updates, a transition period allows candidates to choose on which syllabus version they take the exam.
    This is to ensure that anyone who prepared based on the syllabus of a previous version can take the exam based on that syllabus content - even if a new version has already been launched.

    Information on transition periods for the Foundation Level and RE@Agile Primer can be found in the text when downloading the relevant syllabus. For the Advanced Level modules, the transition periods are defined in the examination regulations.

  • 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.
    Alternatively, remote exams conducted under supervision are also possible.

    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 which language can I take the exam?

    The following languages are available for the exams:

    Foundation Level:

    • Chinese (Mandarin)
    • Dutch
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Persian
    • Polish
    • Portuguese (Brazil)
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Swedish

    Advanced Level:
    all modules

    • English
    • German

    Requirements Elicitation only

    • French
  • 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 to achieve the Practitioner certificate and a written assignment for achieving the Specialist certificate. 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.