Advanced Level Seminar User Requirements Engineering CPUX-UR (Online)

Learning objectives and content

How do you carry out requirements analyses and combine requirements engineering with user experience? How do you develop products systematically and human-centered?

As an official training provider of the UXQB, USE-Ing. prepares you in this five-day intensive remote training course optimally for the advanced level examination for the “Certified Professional for Usability and User Experience – User Requirements Engineering (CPUX-UR)” and turns you into a user requirements engineering expert. In daily blocks of three and a half hours each, you will learn in-depth knowledge of user requirements engineering and apply it in practice. The interactive remote training teaches the official CPUX-UR curriculum and can be taken as preparation for the certification exam or independently. Specifically, the seminar covers the following content, which is taught and consolidated through exercises and examples:

  • The basics of requirements engineering.
  • In-depth knowledge of terms and concepts from the field of user context analysis (user research) and development of user requirements (user requirements engineering).
  • Creation of user group profiles.
  • Planning, conducting and documenting contextual interviews and participatory observations.
  • Systematic identification of user needs from context of use descriptions.
  • Specifying, structuring and prioritizing user requirements.

Practical and successful preparation for the CPUX-UR certification

The theoretical knowledge is taught through many practical exercises as well as sample exam questions and a mock exam including discussion. Our certified lecturers have many years of practical experience as UX consultants and will answer all your questions.

Certificate of participation and CPUX-UR certificate

If you complete the course in full, you will receive a certificate of attendance, which documents the content of the course and the knowledge you have acquired. In addition, we enable participants to obtain the internationally recognized CPUX-UR certificate, the standard for user requirements engineering of the International Usability & User Experience Qualification Board (UXQB).

Please note: The prerequisite for participation in the examination for the CPUX-UR certificate is possession of the Certified Professional for Usability and User Experience – Foundation Level (CPUX-F) certificate. If you do not yet have this, you can acquire it as part of one of our CPUX-F training courses.

You acquire the CPUX-UR certificate by passing both a theoretical and a practical certification exam. The 90-minute theoretical exam is supervised by the respective certification body and consists of a series of questions with free-text answers. As part of the practical examination, the candidate must observe a contextual interview being conducted and then independently create a context of use description and subsequently evaluate it with regard to the requirements it contains and the usage requirements that can be derived from it. Further information on the content and the exam can be found here.

If you would like to take the certification exam after the seminar, you can choose a suitable date and exam location from the certification provider Certible or ISQI and register for the exam yourself. Alternatively, you can simply let us organize the exam for you.

Target group

The seminar is aimed at all those involved in the user- and human-centered development of physical (e.g. devices, appliances, machines) or digital (e.g. software, apps) products. Basic knowledge of UX and usability is recommended for participation.

As a product manager, innovation manager, project manager or marketing manager, you will learn human-centered approaches and the basics of integrating users into the development process.

As a product developer, designer, design engineer, electrical engineer, software developer or consultant, you will learn how to use human-centred approaches to optimize your products to meet the needs of their future users.

The number of seminar participants is limited to 10 in order to ensure optimal support and knowledge transfer. In the course of constructive and motivated group cooperation, we always ensure that the composition and selection of participants in our seminars is as heterogeneous as possible.


Her lecturers have many years of experience in academic research and teaching as well as in designing and consulting in the field of human-centered product development. We look forward to your participation:

Prof- Stephan Pfeffer - Medical Device Expert

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pfeffer (UX / Usability – professional, development engineer and product designer)

Seminar schedule

The course content is divided into 5 half days of 3.5 hours each (13:30 – 17:00) and is conducted via video conference in interactive live remote format with your lecturer. In addition, homework is presented at the end of each day and participants are given the opportunity to work on the results until the next session. Your lecturer will take enough time to discuss the results afterwards and provide feedback so that you can get the most out of the seminar content.
You will find the detailed seminar schedule below.

Afternoon 1 (13:30 – 17:00)

  • Welcome, introduction and thematic introduction
  • Introduction to context of use analysis
  • Practical exercises

Afternoon 2 (13:30 – 17:00)

  • Planning context of use analyses
  • Collecting context of use information
  • Practical exercises

Afternoon 3 (13:30 – 17:00)

  • Create context of use descriptions
  • Identify requirements in context of use information
  • Practical exercises

Afternoon 4 (13:30 – 17:00)

  • Deriving and structuring usage requirements from needs
  • Practical exercises

Afternoon 5 (13:30 – 17:00)

  • Consolidate and prioritize usage requirements with users
  • Practical exercises
  • Individual preparation / working on the participants’ challenges

Evening of the 5th day (17:00 – 18:30)

  • Official theory exam CPUX-UR*

*The theory exam takes place online. You can choose to take it at the end of the course or arrange a different date if you would like to review the material before taking the exam. The practical exam is individually tailored to each participant and can also be taken online on request.

Participation fee / costs

The regular costs for the five-day intensive training course amount to a total of 1300 euros plus VAT or 1,606.50 euros including VAT. If desired by the participant, the UXQB® certification examination “Certified Professional for Usability and User Experience – User Requirements Engineering (CPUX-UR)” is associated with additional examination costs of 600,- Euro (450,- Euro for students or 540,- Euro for members of one of these organizations) in addition to the regular seminar costs. Further information on the certificate and the exam can be found here.

We grant discounts under the following special circumstances:

  • 10 % early booking discount for binding registration up to 2 months before the start of the seminar
  • 20 % from the second participant of a company
  • 30 % for active customers of USE-Ing.
  • 50 % for enrolled students up to the age of 30

Please note that only one discount can be claimed per participant.

Do you have any questions?

Our seminar manager Madeleine Kessler will be happy to answer your questions.

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