IREB Certification

IREB Certification

Why is important to obtain the official certification?

It is the only official way to demonstrate the knowledge and experience in Requirements Engineering.

Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering - Foundation Level

Since its inception, the CPRE Foundation Level certification has evolved to become the most achieved certificate in Requirements Engineering worldwide. Over 14,500 people have been certified worldwide in more than 45 countries.

Course objective

The main goal of the course is to prepare candidates for the IREB Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering Foundation Level (CPRE-FL) Examination. Additionally, once the course has been completed, participants will have gained extensive knowledge of Requirements Engineering and the role of this discipline in the life-cycle of a project, regardless of the industry.

What will you learn?

Acquire practical knowledge necessary for success in the area of Requirements Engineering through exercises which are especially designed to show the most common problems this discipline involves.

Demonstrate an approach to requirements engineering that is independent of any specific methodology, tool or market sector.

Show established and proven methods, techniques and practices in Requirements Engineering.

There is a strong emphasis on applying, by means of practical exercises, thoroughly tested methods for the development, documentation and validation of requirements.

Syllabus topics

The CPRE Foundation Level syllabus covers the most important topics of Requirements Engineering:

  • Introduction and Foundations
  • System and System Context
  • Requirements Elicitation
  • Requirements Documentation
  • Documentation of Requirements Using Natural Language
  • Model-based Documentation of Requirements
  • Requirements Validation and Negotiation
  • Requirements Management
  • Tool Support

Course duration

24 hours typically covered over 3 days.


The examination for the Foundation Level certificate can either be taken at the end of the training class, or if further study time is required, at a later date. There is also the option of taking the examination online at a certification centre. The cost for the examination is in addition to the course fees.

The examination comprises 45 multiple choice questions to be answered in 75 minutes. The questions are of varying levels of difficulty and therefore assigned differing amounts of points. The candidate must achieve at least 60% of the total score possible to be awarded the certificate.