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Worldwide growth of CPRE FL

Since 2007, more than 43,000 professionals in 70 countries have done the CPRE Foundation Level examination.
Over 33,000 are now certified Requirement Engineers!
The following diagram shows the trend:

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* 2017 January to September only

Based on these figures, the CPRE certificate can rightly be regarded as the leading certificate in Requirements Engineering!

CPRE FL certificates by country

The table shows the number of Foundation Level exams and the number of successful candidates per country.

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Argentina 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 9 7 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Austria 4,350 3,503 430 366 609 483 668 504 460 355 487 414 479 384 450 357 305 235 225 201 213 185 24 19
Bahrain 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Belarus 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Belgium 564 442 47 45 94 73 99 77 102 75 82 64 52 34 43 32 45 42 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 9 5 2 1 0 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brazil 2,146 1,344 326 226 563 389 418 221 373 229 271 170 167 93 0 0 28 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bulgaria 62 48 12 8 12 10 15 12 18 16 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Canada 5 2 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
China 347 274 54 51 88 69 109 76 64 48 10 9 21 20 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colombia 557 165 76 48 56 18 69 12 144 31 98 24 43 14 64 13 1 0 6 5 0 0 0 0
Costa Rica 3 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Croatia 6 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cuba 16 13 16 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Czech Republic 176 132 37 24 53 39 34 23 34 31 18 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Denmark 43 34 0 0 9 6 1 1 2 1 6 5 4 3 20 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ecuador 7 3 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Egypt 78 32 2 2 5 4 39 8 9 8 0 0 0 0 2 1 21 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
Estonia 20 14 0 0 6 5 4 3 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finland 86 46 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 26 20 5 3 53 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
France 471 380 57 51 103 93 84 61 123 98 69 48 33 27 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Germany 18,329 15,234 2,286 1,991 2,739 2,274 2,293 1,874 2,413 1,984 2,208 1,822 1,793 1,498 1,733 1,421 1,146 1,027 790 698 711 491 217 154
Greece 14 12 0 0 1 1 12 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hungary 206 148 29 26 59 47 47 25 40 21 24 22 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
India 609 370 132 79 181 125 156 83 37 11 16 10 67 47 4 0 16 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ireland 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 53 29 4 4 25 10 8 6 8 4 7 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jordan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latvia 26 18 10 7 14 9 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lesotho 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lithuania 12 8 2 2 1 1 5 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Luxembourg 130 91 28 21 22 18 22 13 33 20 12 9 13 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown (MK) 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malaysia 3,518 1,996 240 130 500 190 618 406 974 440 474 336 293 204 225 131 137 119 57 40 0 0 0 0
Mauritius 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mexico 62 21 6 6 34 10 5 0 5 2 3 1 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mozambique 91 64 63 45 28 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Netherlands 2,697 2,103 384 335 526 426 540 409 423 310 317 248 231 178 138 97 93 73 38 20 7 7 0 0
New Zealand 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Norway 10 8 7 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oman 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
State of Palestine 56 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 25 23 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peru 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philippines 25 10 15 8 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poland 33 26 6 5 1 1 8 5 2 2 15 12 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Romania 158 108 22 15 14 11 9 8 28 24 26 18 56 31 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russia 24 17 2 2 0 0 12 7 4 4 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saudi Arabia 9 5 7 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Serbia 10 6 0 0 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Singapore 83 46 13 10 8 5 5 2 6 4 7 7 25 13 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sint Maarten 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slovakia 29 15 8 7 8 1 1 0 10 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slovenia 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 12 5 0 0 1 1 4 3 2 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Korea 78 33 0 0 2 0 8 3 26 4 10 2 12 5 0 0 11 11 9 8 0 0 0 0
Spain 271 187 27 25 14 8 31 23 28 23 12 11 11 7 106 68 33 16 8 5 1 1 0 0
Sri Lanka 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sudan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sweden 313 211 48 33 39 29 60 42 43 31 46 27 42 28 28 14 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Switzerland 7,799 6,115 759 665 1,189 920 974 759 871 646 918 732 782 586 683 497 635 526 331 269 332 279 325 236
Thailand 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turkey 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ukraine 16 14 7 6 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
United Arab Emirates 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
UK 28 23 0 0 13 10 4 2 3 3 6 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uruguay 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
USA 162 102 19 8 35 19 17 9 14 10 16 12 19 14 13 6 12 12 17 12 0 0 0 0
Venezuela 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
43,860 33,532 5191 4283 7093 5348 6401 4700 6358 4481 5240 4074 4176 3215 3592 2688 2494 2111 1481 1258 1264 963 567 410
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Argentina 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 9 7 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Austria 4,350 3,503 430 366 609 483 668 504 460 355 487 414 479 384 450 357 305 235 225 201 213 185 24 19
Bahrain 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Belarus 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Belgium 564 442 47 45 94 73 99 77 102 75 82 64 52 34 43 32 45 42 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 9 5 2 1 0 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brazil 2,146 1,344 326 226 563 389 418 221 373 229 271 170 167 93 0 0 28 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bulgaria 62 48 12 8 12 10 15 12 18 16 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Canada 5 2 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
China 347 274 54 51 88 69 109 76 64 48 10 9 21 20 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colombia 557 165 76 48 56 18 69 12 144 31 98 24 43 14 64 13 1 0 6 5 0 0 0 0
Costa Rica 3 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Croatia 6 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cuba 16 13 16 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Czech Republic 176 132 37 24 53 39 34 23 34 31 18 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Denmark 43 34 0 0 9 6 1 1 2 1 6 5 4 3 20 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ecuador 7 3 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Egypt 78 32 2 2 5 4 39 8 9 8 0 0 0 0 2 1 21 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
Estonia 20 14 0 0 6 5 4 3 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finland 86 46 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 26 20 5 3 53 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
France 471 380 57 51 103 93 84 61 123 98 69 48 33 27 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Germany 18,329 15,234 2,286 1,991 2,739 2,274 2,293 1,874 2,413 1,984 2,208 1,822 1,793 1,498 1,733 1,421 1,146 1,027 790 698 711 491 217 154
Greece 14 12 0 0 1 1 12 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hungary 206 148 29 26 59 47 47 25 40 21 24 22 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
India 609 370 132 79 181 125 156 83 37 11 16 10 67 47 4 0 16 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ireland 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 53 29 4 4 25 10 8 6 8 4 7 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jordan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latvia 26 18 10 7 14 9 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lesotho 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lithuania 12 8 2 2 1 1 5 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Luxembourg 130 91 28 21 22 18 22 13 33 20 12 9 13 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown (MK) 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malaysia 3,518 1,996 240 130 500 190 618 406 974 440 474 336 293 204 225 131 137 119 57 40 0 0 0 0
Mauritius 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mexico 62 21 6 6 34 10 5 0 5 2 3 1 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mozambique 91 64 63 45 28 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Netherlands 2,697 2,103 384 335 526 426 540 409 423 310 317 248 231 178 138 97 93 73 38 20 7 7 0 0
New Zealand 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Norway 10 8 7 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oman 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
State of Palestine 56 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 25 23 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peru 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philippines 25 10 15 8 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poland 33 26 6 5 1 1 8 5 2 2 15 12 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Romania 158 108 22 15 14 11 9 8 28 24 26 18 56 31 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russia 24 17 2 2 0 0 12 7 4 4 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saudi Arabia 9 5 7 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Serbia 10 6 0 0 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Singapore 83 46 13 10 8 5 5 2 6 4 7 7 25 13 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sint Maarten 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slovakia 29 15 8 7 8 1 1 0 10 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slovenia 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 12 5 0 0 1 1 4 3 2 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Korea 78 33 0 0 2 0 8 3 26 4 10 2 12 5 0 0 11 11 9 8 0 0 0 0
Spain 271 187 27 25 14 8 31 23 28 23 12 11 11 7 106 68 33 16 8 5 1 1 0 0
Sri Lanka 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sudan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sweden 313 211 48 33 39 29 60 42 43 31 46 27 42 28 28 14 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Switzerland 7,799 6,115 759 665 1,189 920 974 759 871 646 918 732 782 586 683 497 635 526 331 269 332 279 325 236
Thailand 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turkey 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ukraine 16 14 7 6 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
United Arab Emirates 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
UK 28 23 0 0 13 10 4 2 3 3 6 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uruguay 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
USA 162 102 19 8 35 19 17 9 14 10 16 12 19 14 13 6 12 12 17 12 0 0 0 0
Venezuela 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
43,860 33,532 5191 4283 7093 5348 6401 4700 6358 4481 5240 4074 4176 3215 3592 2688 2494 2111 1481 1258 1264 963 567 410



Last Update: 2017/10/16