Level B: Specialist for User Requirements Engineering

Certification according to ISO 17024 | Non-accredited area

Within the examination, the "Specialist for User Requirements Engineering" has proven that he masters the conception of interactive products along user requirements from start to finish.

This includes the systematic elicitation and analysis of usage contexts, the systematic identification of requirements, and the development of usage requirements.

Furthermore, the certificate holder is able to specify action sequences for interactive products that conform to expectations and he is familiar with the establishment of usability processes in projects.

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 of the Fraunhofer Personnel Certification Authority as "Usability Engineer"


  • 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 “Specialist for User Requirements Engineering” 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.