IREB CPRE Foundation Level Exam

The exam required to be awarded the IREB Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering degree is based on the syllabus. All parts of the syllabus may be components of the exam. The exam questions do not have to necessarily focus on a certain component, but may cover multiple disciplines.

General exam information:

  • The exam format is single choice,  multiple choice and true/false questions.
  • The exam contains out of 45 questions. A participant has 75 minutes to sit it.
  • Depending on the difficulty, each question yields 1 to 3 points. The achievable points are given in the header of the question.
  • To pass the exam you have to score at least 70.00 percent of the total points.
  • Candidates eligible to participate in an IREB exam either have attended an accredited course or they are participants of an open exam (no prior course attendance required). However, GASQ recommends participants attend a training program with an accredited provider prior to taking the exam.

If you should be interested in arranging for an open exam for a group of more than 7 individuals who do not require accredited training, we will be pleased to conduct such an exam nationwide in Germany on your premises. To make such arrangements, please complete our exam form and submit it to We will contact you to arrange the details as soon as possible.

You can download the IREB CPRE FL Examinations Regulations here.

IREB CPRE Advanced Level Exam

The examination consists of two parts

  • Part 1: Written examination
  • Part 2: Written assignment

The examination is considered passed when the two parts of the examination are passed, i.e. each part of the examination must be passed, independently of the other. Passing part 1 is a prerequisite for participation in part 2.

Both parts of the examination must be completed within 12 months from the first participation in the part 1 examination, otherwise the examination is failed. This time limit of 12 months applies in all possible cases, including repetition of individual parts.

Part 1 of the examination is considered passed if 70.00 percent of the total score of this examination part has been achieved.

Part 2 of the examination is considered passed if 60.00 percent of the total score of this examination part has been achieved.

The examination durations are

Part 1: 75 minutes (earlier handing in is possible)

Part 2: about two day’s homework within a period of 12 months after the very first attempt for part 1 of the examination. The submission of part 2 must occur in any event before the end of the 12-months’ time limit

Part 1: Written Examination

Part 1 of the examination is carried out in the form of a written examination.

The examination consists of multiple choice questions. Construction and assessment of multiple choice questions follows the IREB examination regulations for the Foundation Level.

Part 2: Written assignment

As part of the written assignment, the examination candidate must create a written study on predefined groups of topics. The written study must be original work performed by the examination candidate (i.e. without help from others), using only the literature and tools stated by the examination candidate according to generally accepted scientific criteria.

For the completion of the written study, the examination candidate should invest the equivalent of two working days (i.e. approximately 16 hours of work). The scope of the work is about 10 to 15, maximum 20, A4 pages (font: 11pt, margin: 2.5 cm, single spaced).

The written assignment has to be provided in English or German language.
You can download the IREB CPRE AL Examinations Regulations here.