Level B: Specialist for Usability and User Experience Testing

Certification according to ISO 17024 | Non-accredited area

By passing the examination, we certify that the “Specialist for Usability and User Experience Testing” knows and masters the internationally recognized evaluation and testing procedures for various objectives, such as product optimization, evaluation or selection, up to the implementation of conformance testing according to internationally recognized usability standards. The certificate holder is able to carry out usability tests for different corporate contexts in a methodologically meaningful way, to document them and to communicate them to the role holders that are relevant for the implementation of the results.

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 Usability and User Experience Testing" 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.

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.