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The REQB® Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering program provides certification for requirements engineers internationally. There are currently two levels of certification: The Foundation Level certificate (two modules) and the Advanced Level certificates (two modules). An Expert Level is planned. For all three levels, international working groups develop and maintain internationally uniform curricula and exams. One of the core principles of the program is a strict separation between the administration of exams and the training to those who would like to prepare for the exam in REQB® compliant courses.

REQB® is a non-profit organization responsible for defining various guidelines such as examination structure and regulations, accreditation, certification etc. Working groups within the REQB® are responsible for developing and maintaining the syllabi and exams. The REQB® comprises representatives from each existing National and Regional Board.

The Foundation Level exam tests for knowledge, not skill. It provides information about the certificate holder's level of familiarity with the most common concepts of requirements engineering and the associated terminology. It does not require work experience. The Foundation Level exam is a stepping stone toward the Advanced Level, which is more in-depth and much more practice-oriented. Information on the knowledge and skills that need to be demonstrated in order to get the certificate can be found in the syllabi of the Levels.

This is a truly internationally recognized certification program. For the list of participating countries please look at Facts and Figures and World Coverage

In order to win the title, you must successfully pass the REQB® certification exams. In order to pass the test you must acquire professional knowledge in the discipline of requirements engineering, and be familiar with its basics and work processes. For more information regarding the exam schedule please contact your Exam Provider.

The validity of the Foundation and the Advanced Level certificates is indefinite.

A Member Board is a working group of requirements engineering specialists from a specific country or region. Its members include professionals and recognized experts from industry, consultants, trainers, professors, scientists and specialists from other organizations.

A Member Board is an independent, neutral commission, which is responsible for the quality of the REQB® training and certification program in one or more specific countries. It also supervises and awards accreditation to training providers and examination providers.

You can find your local board here: World Coverage.

Truly international nature of the certification:

This certificate is recognized in multiple countries in multiple continents.

The people behind this exam:

Requirements engineering experts from various countries are constantly working towards defining and refining the syllabus, the exam pattern, the examination questions and compiling the valuable information regarding requirements engineering around the world.

Non-profit nature of REQB®:

The non-profit nature of REQB® ensures that nobody has a vested interest in promoting a particular Body of Knowledge (BOK) or a particular book. All material developed by REQB® is developed on a voluntary basis and is made available for free by REQB®.

To get to know about the updated numbers please visit the Facts and Figures page.

You must successfully pass the exams organized by your National or Regional Board or REQB recognized Exam Provider.

Currently there are 2 levels of certification:
  • Foundation level
    • Foundation level core certificate
    • Agile Practitioner extension
  • Advanced level (2 separate modules)
    • Advanced Requirements Manager
    • Advanced Requirements Developer (coming soon)

THE REQB® CERTIFICATION PATH

FOUNDATION LEVEL

FOUNDATION LEVEL

AGILE PRACTITIONER

AGILE PRACTITIONER

ADVANCED LEVEL

ADVANCED LEVEL