Sunset Dates Syllabi

In order to keep all certifications up-to-date and relevant, the curricula for our exams are regularly revised from a panel of experts in their field. Therefore, there are regular expiration dates from outdated syllabus versions. You can see all expiration dates / sunset dates here.


ISTQB Advanced Level - Test Analyst & Technical Test Analyst

The ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst certification based on 2012 curriculum version in English will retire on February 4, 2021 (other languages will be available until August 4, 2021)

The following applies to English:
From February 4, 2021, the current versions for the English language - the syllabus for 2019 for CTAL TA and CTAL TTA will be. Training providers will only be allowed to offer accredited courses in English as of this date based on the CTAL TA and CTAL TTA curricula for 2019.

For all other languages the following applies:
Exams and training courses in other languages can continue for the CTAL TA and CTAL TTA 2012 curricula until August 4, 2021. CTAL TA and CTAL TTA certification exams in English can only take place from February 4, 2021 according to the 2019 curriculum version.
Exams in other languages are still permitted for CTAL TA and CTAL TTA 2012 until August 4, 2021.

All valid syllabi can be downloaded here.


IREB CPRE Foundation Level

Since October 1st, 2020, participants can take the exam not only according to the syllabus version 2.2, but also according to the new 3.0 curriculum.
So far the curriculum 3.0 is only available in English & German language. All other languages ​​are still being translated.

The following applies to German and English:
From October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021, the exams for the CPRE Foundation Level Certificate can be taken based on both; syllabus version 2.2 and syllabus version 3.0. Candidates can choose. From April 1, 2021, examinations can only be taken on the basis of curriculum version 3.0.

The following applies to all other languages:
Examinations can still only be taken based on the CPRE Foundation Level syllabus version 2.2. As soon as the CPRE Foundation Level syllabus 3.0 is published in a certain language, there will be a transition period of six months for that language, during which the examination can be taken on the basis of both curriculum version 2.2 and version 3.0.

You can download the curricula here.



IBUQ Usability Engineering

As IBUQ and UXQCC joined forces, the IBUQ CPUE exam will only be available until 30.06.2021.
After that it is only possible to sit the UXQCC exam.

About UXQCC:
User Experience Qualification Center (UXQCC) develops and maintains certificates for user experience and usability professionals, for companies and for products. UXQCC certifications are valued by UX organizations and companies worldwide. Continuous improvements, supervised by an international board of experts from industry and universities ensures our quality of certifications and trainings. Theoretical knowledge, practical skills and didactic excellence are combined to form one of the world´s most advanced schemes for UX education.

Please find a short overview to this certification scheme here.

All valid syllabi can be downloaded here.