In order to enable CPRE examinations without going somewhere, IREB has permitted remote exams for a limited period until September 30, 2020. Depending on how the situation with the Corona virus evolves this period might be extended.
If dedicated countries continue to impose curfews, IREB allows remote proctored exams in these countries until one month after the end of the curfew.
In connection with an online or virtual training, successful certification is thus possible even during the current curfews!
Talk to your training partners or certification body! You will find them via the links below!
IREB monitors the quality of the remote proctored exams and will decide afterwards whether they can be continued in the future or not.
In summer 2017, we conducted a survey to investigate the relevance of the existing CPRE Foundation Level certification version 2.2. This survey reflected that the existing Foundation Level syllabus v2.2 generally still serves the most important needs of the market and imparts the relevant RE knowledge to the candidates. Nevertheless, we received feedback that several techniques are no longer used in practice, whereas others are missing in the search for more iterative and adaptive development. This feedback was in line with IREB’s own perception of the changes in the field of Requirements Engineering. We have therefore decided to create a major revision of the CPRE Foundation Level syllabus, removing outdated content and adding new elements.
We are now happy to announce that IREB will launch the updated CPRE Foundation Level 3.0 in fall 2020! The exact date is not yet fixed, but we aim for October. Stay tuned, we will inform you as soon as the date is fixed.
There will be a grace period where candidates can choose to take the CPRE Foundation Level exam based on syllabus version 2.2 or 3.0. This is to ensure that candidates who prepare for the exams right now (based on syllabus version 2.2) will be able to go for the certification, even if version 3.0 is already launched when they are ready to take the exam. This period will be 6 months from the launch date of the Foundation Level 3.0 in a certain language.
In the beginning we will launch the Foundation Level 3.0 in English and German for sure. Other languages may be launched at the same time depending on the progress of the translation. If the syllabus version 3.0 in a certain language is not yet available, when we launch version 3.0 in fall, version 2.2 will stay in place for that language until the translation is available. Once the translation is available and launched, there will be as well a grace period of 6 months, where candidates can choose whether they want to take the exam based on syllabus version 2.2 or 3.0 in that particular language.
We are working on a handbook for the Foundation Level, similar to the handbooks for the CPRE Advanced Level modules. This handbook will be provided for free download on the IREB website.
Together with the CPRE Foundation Level syllabus 3.0 we will also publish a new version of the CPRE Glossary, which is aligned with the new syllabus version and as well to the ISTQB glossary.