Level B: Specialist for Interaction and Information Design

Certification according to ISO 17024 | Non-accredited area

The "Specialist for Interaction and Information Design" has proven in the examination that he or she has mastered the methodical development of task models and interaction models and is able to roughly structure an application from the navigation. Also, he or she is able to structure and visualize information spaces in a manner that is appropriate to the task. Furthermore, certificate holders can understand relevant style guides, user interface frameworks as well as design patterns and master the specification of the user interface. The creation of an efficiently interactive and testable user interface prototype is no problem for the "Specialist in Interaction and Information Design". He can design his work results according to international standards.

Access requirements for the examination

For certification, evidence of theoretical and practical competence in the field of Usability Engineering must be provided in advance.

The following proofs are necessary for this:

  • The certificate “Usability Engineer” of the Fraunhofer Personnel Certification Authority;


  • an equivalent certificate accepted by the Fraunhofer Personnel Certification Authority;


  • a certificate accepted by the Fraunhofer Personnel Certification Authority plus a written examination.

The Fraunhofer Personnel Certification Authority will provide a list of accepted (equivalent) certificates upon request.


The validity of the certificate as "Specialist for Interaction and Information Design" is limited to 3 years. Recertification is required to extend the certificate.

Registration and examination regulations

The registration for the examination includes information about yourself, the type of examination (first or re-examination) and the desired examination date as well as the agreement to the conditions of participation and the rights and obligations as a certificate holder. The conditions of participation and rights and obligations are part of the registration form. Further information can be found in the regulations.

For all certificates in the field of Usability Engineering the following certification manual including examination regulations is valid:

A detailed catalog of the competencies to be demonstrated can be viewed upon request after registration for the examination at the Fraunhofer Personnel Certification Authority.

Please contact Mrs. Andrea Bernards if you have any questions regarding registration.

For information about the examination, please contact Mrs. Dorothea Kugelmeier.