IREB® CPRE Foundation Level


The foundation level addresses the needs of all people involved in the topic of requirements engineering. This includes people in roles such as project or IT management, domain experts, system analysts and software developers.


There are no prerequisites to apply for IREB® CPRE Foundation Level.

The exam covers the following issues:

  1. System and system context
  2. Requirements elicitation
  3. Requirements documentation
  4. Documentation of requirements using natural language
  5. Model-based documentation of requirements
  6. Requirements validation and negotiation
  7. Requirements management
  8. Tool support

online exam price
307.5 gross
75 min.*
Pass mark grade:
*75 min. for natives, 90 min. for non-natives.
**45 multiple choice questions.


  • The certificate will expand your professional knowledge and help you to become more successful in your job
  • Individuals who demonstrate their competence in eliciting and managing requirements at early stage can quickly progress to playing a leading role in the entire project
  • With a certification for a CPRE in Foundation Level and a following certification for a CPRE in Advanced Level service providers can emphasize the demonstrable qualification of their employees
  • Certification of employees is of particular importance to companies operating globally as the international acceptance of CPRE certificates facilitates a trans-national deployment of employees
  • The certification is internationally accepted. CPRE Foundation Level exams have been conducted in 84 countries and over 51,500 candidates have been certified in the CPRE Foundation Level.
  • From a company’s point of view person with certificate is very well prepared to contribute to the project's success
  • The reputation and acceptance of certified consultants is significantly higher market value compared to those consultants without an adequate certificate


To take exam you will need:

Desktop or laptop with a webcam and microphone

It is allowed to use Windows 7 and higher, Mac OS X and higher, ChromeOS and most Linux distributions (64-bit Ubuntu 14.04+, Debian 8+, openSUSE 13.3+, or Fedora Linux 24+).

Google Chrome browser

The Google Chrome extension is required to share your screen. Please remember that it is not compatible with mobile devices. Please make sure that you have the administrator rights in order to add the extension to your browser.

Tablet or smartphone with a camera

You might be required to use the camera of your smartphone or tablet. You will need to download an app (34MB) which is compatible with any Android 4.1 or higher and iOS (Apple) 8.0 or higher.

Stable internet connection

In order to run the exam without any problems, you need to have a steady internet connection (Wi-Fi will be required for mobile streaming) with a minimum upload speed of 1MB/sec.

Photo ID

You will need to identify yourself before starting the exam. You can use your ID card, driver’s license, student card or passport.

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