REQB

Requirements Engineering

Your certification as an REQB Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering classifies you as an expert in the discipline of Requirements Engineering. As such a professional you have the qualification to identify and specify requirements. You have the skills to complete an effective requirements analysis. Furthermore, you are familiar with the key procedures and processes of Requirements Engineering and are in a position to manage risks professionally. Obtaining your certification from us will help you document to your clients and employers that you have the exacting level of skills required in the field of Requirements Engineering.
The certification program was developed in a collaborative effort by a group of international experts. The content of the program can therefore be considered an international standard. Consequently, the program makes it possible to work on a uniform level across the national borders.
The REQB certification program comprise several modular levels.

About REQB

The Requirements Engineering Qualifications Board (REQB) was established in 2006. Its members are international experts in Requirements Engineering, all of whom are working on  global RE programs. As a result, the board intends to create an international standard that will be recognized as the common language in the discipline of Requirements Engineering.

Mission
The main reasons for the development of a new standard for Requirements Engineering were  growing software complexity and increased dependency on software. As a result, the success of companies has become highly contingent upon software that is error free. Consequently, the Requirements Engineering Qualifications Board (REQB) decided to create uniform international standards for Requirements Engineering. After all – standards are just like languages – they can only be used effectively if everyone can understand them.  And with the specific objective of creating such a global language, the international experts joined forces in the REQB and developed this standard.

International Scheme
This standard was created in a collaborative effort by a group of international experts. The content can be considered an international standard. The syllabus has been designed for international teaching and certification at a global level.

Structure
Your REQB certification is designed to grow along with your career advancement. The certification as an REQB Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering comprises three levels: Foundation, Advanced and Expert Level. At this time, the Foundation Level and Advanced Level Requirements Manager are available.

 

For more information please download our current REQB flyer here.

REQB Board Members are:

Folke Nilsson (Sweden)

Beata Karpinska (Sweden)

Hans Schäfer (Norway)

Monika Stöcklein-Olsen (Norway)

Ingvar Nordström (Sweden)

Stephen Allott (UK)

Maureen Denning (USA)

Werner Henschelchen (Germany)

Alexander Lindner (Germany)

Alain Ribault (France)

Srikant Pawar (India)

Salvatore Reale (Italy)

Gualtiero Bazzana (Italy)

Marco Sogliani (Italy)

Alexey Alexandrov (Russia)

Andrey Konushin (Russia)

Eric Riou du Cosquer (France)

Alain Betro (France)

Dorothée Blocks (France)

Jérôme Khoualed (France)

Gary Rueda Sandoval (Bolivia)

REQB Foundation Level

The exam required to be awarded the REQB Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering degree is based on the syllabus. All parts of the syllabus may be covered in the exam. The exam questions do not have to necessarily focus on a certain component, but may cover multiple disciplines. The exam is comprised of 40 multiple choice questions and must be completed within 60 minutes.
Candidates eligible to participate in an REQB exam either have attended an accredited course or 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 8 or more individuals who do not require accredited training, we will be pleased to arrange an exam at your location within Germany. To make arrangements, please complete our exam form and submit it to info@gasq.org. We will contact you to arrange the details as soon as possible.

The REQB Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering Foundation Level certification covers the following topics:

1. Fundamentals
2. Processes and Procedures
3. Project and Risk Management
4. Responsibilities and Roles
5. Identification of Requirements
6. Specification of Requirements
7. Requirements Analysis
8. Requirements Tracking
9. Quality Assurance
10. Tools

Download the latest English language version of the syllabus here, Version 2.0

REQB Advanced Level

Entry criteria to sit an Advanced Level exam is to have passed either the REQB or IREB Foundation Level examination.
The Advanced Level exam required to be awarded the REQB Certified Requirements Manager degree is based on the syllabus. All parts of the syllabus may be covered in the exam. The exam questions do not have to necessarily focus on a certain component, but may cover multiple disciplines. The exam is comprised of 40 multiple choice questions and must be completed within 90 minutes.
Candidates eligible to participate in an REQB exam either have attended an accredited course or 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 8 or more individuals who do not require accredited training, we will be pleased to arrange an exam at your location within Germany. To make such arrangements, please complete our exam form and submit it to info@GASQ.org. We will contact you to arrange the details as soon as possible.

The Advanced Level of the REQB certification will have a modular structure and will comprise multiple modules. The modules will be based on the career paths available within the scope of Requirements Engineering. The first module covers topics for the role of Requirements Manager.


The following topics are included in the Advanced Level Module REQB Certified Requirements Manager:

1. Fundamentals
2. Processes and Procedures
3. Project and Risk Management
4. Responsibilities and Roles
5. Identification of Requirements
6. Specification of Requirements
7. Requirements Analysis
8. Requirements Tracking
9. Quality Assurance
10. Tools

The syllabus is an advanced version of the Foundation Level syllabus and expandeds in the respective topics by the knowledge that is essential for Requirements Management responsibilities.

You can find the English syllabus here.

Downloads/ Syllabi

All syllabi are available for complimentary download here. You can use them to prepare for the respective exams.

Foundation Level

REQB Foundation Level English

 

 Advanced Level

REQB CRM Advanced Level English

REQB Accredited Training Providers

REQB Foundation Level

Acial
France
BUSINESS INNOVATIONS
 
Bolivia
Costa Rica
Peru
 
Certilog France
Dalisys France
France
Kereval France
Knowledge Department
 
France
Germany
Poland
Russia
 
Alten
 
Italy
Spain
 
Progideo Morocco
CRM Poland
Poland
Poland
Wimagania Poland
Advanze Sweden
  Sweden
  Sweden
  Sweden

 

REQB Advanced Level

Certilog France
Knowledge Department
France
Germany
Poland
Russia
Poland
Poland
Wimagania Poland

 

FAQ

I have lost my certificate. Is it possible to apply for a new one?
It is possible to apply for a replacement certificate; a processing fee of € 35 will be charged.

Is it possible to review the exam?
For a fee of € 80, a target-actual comparison can be performed at our business premises in Nuremberg, Germany. Conducting a target-actual comparison means that you will be presented the exam questions along with the solutions. You will have a time limit of 15 minutes to conduct this review. Subsequently, you will be denied access to the questions that are currently being used in the exam.
If I do not pass, is it possible to take the exam again?
Yes, you can re-take the exam; however, you will be charged another exam fee.

Do I have to meet any prerequisites to participate in the Foundation Level?
No.

Is it possible for me to take the Advanced Level exam immediately without first passing the Foundation Level exam?
No. Before you are eligible to take the Advanced Level exam it is mandatory for you to have passed the Foundation Level exam.

When will my certificate expire?
The validity of both the Foundation and the Advanced Level certificates is indefinite.

Will I incur any other fees besides the exam fee?
No.

Will I have to attend a course before I sign up for the exam?
No, attending a course is a choice you make at your discretion. You can also take the test by self-study. However, we recommend you attend a course offered by an accredited training provider.

Will you notify my supervisor/employer as to whether I have passed or failed the exam?
No.