Certified Professional for Usability and User Experience – User Requirements Engineering (CPUX-UR)

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  • In this seminar you will learn to derive and prioritise relevant user needs and user requirements systematically and purposefully from the context of use.
  • The seminar familiarises you with the terms, concepts and methods of user requirements engineering.
  • Short, theoretical units are followed by extensive exercises
  • Specific preparation for the theoretical and practical CPUX-UR exam
  • In the practical exam, you identify requirements from an as-is scenario, derive user requirements and assign these to a suitable task model.
  • The contents of the seminar are based on the curriculum of the International Usability and User Experience Qualification Board (UXQB®).

Online format:

  • 7 sessions of 2.5 hours each (content, exercises, mock exam, summary) spread over 4 days.

Attendance format:

  • 3 full days (content, exercises, mock exam, summary), day 4 exam day

The content of the seminar is based on the curriculum of the International Usability and User Experience Qualification Board (UXQB®).

Your benefit

  • You will gain a comprehensive overview of the methods of context of use analysis, identification of requirements and derivation of user requirements.
  • Through numerous accompanying exercises during the seminar, you will learn to apply these methods independently.
  • Targeted preparation for the theoretical and practical CPUX-UR examination.

You can find more information here:


Seminar content

You will gain an insight into the basic concepts of the following fields of competence based on theoretical principles and numerous practical examples:

  • Overview of the human-centred design process
  • Introduction to context of use analysis
  • Planning and implementation of context of use analysis
  • Identification of requirements
  • Deriving usage requirements
  • Prioritisation and reporting of user requirements
  • Cooperation and interfaces of the user requirements engineer with other roles and tasks in the human-centred design process

The contents of the seminar correspond to the curriculum and glossary of the International Usability and User Experience Qualification Board (UXQB®), which is recognised by 5 European professional associations of Usability Professionals (e.g. German UPA).

Target Group

  • All those involved in the development and design of systems, products and services.
  • Usability professionals who want to know more about the methodology of context of use analysis, the identification of user needs and the derivation of user requirements.
  • UX professionals who would like to refresh and certify their practical knowledge on the basis of the ISO standard.

The CPUX-F certificate is a prerequisite for participation in the CPUX-UR seminar.

Location, duration, exam

Online seminars last 3.5 days, 7 sessions of 2.5 hours, from 8.30 to 11.00 and 13.30 to 16.00.

Face-to-face seminars take place either directly at Spiegel Institute or in centrally located venues. They last 3 days from 9.00 to approx. 18.00. Day 4 is an examination day from 9.00 to 15.00.

Dates and venues can be found here.

You can take the theoretical exam online at a suitable time in the two weeks following the online or the face-to-face seminar.

The practical exam can only be taken face-to-face. It takes place on day 4 following a face-to-face seminar. For participants of online seminars’, we will organise a practical exam on one of those exam days following a face-to-face seminar.

Please note: A CPUX-F certificate is required to take the theoretical and practical exam.

Individual in-house seminars:

On request, we can also hold our seminars directly in your company. In-house seminars are ideal for training an entire team. We will be happy to put together an individual seminar programme tailored to your needs.

Contact person

Do you have any questions?
Please contact us:

Contact person for content

 Portrait Dr. Matthias Reisemann

Dr. Matthias Reisemann

Phone: +49 621-728 44-151
Email: m.reisemann@spiegel-institut.de

Contact person for organization

Kristina Leopoldus

Phone: +49 621-728 44-446
Email: k.leopoldus@spiegel-institut.de

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You can find an overview of dates here: Dates

Participation face-to-face seminar: 3-day seminar 1995,- Euro (4th day is examination day)

Participation online seminar: 3.5-day seminar 1795,- Euro


  • Multiple bookings or members of German UPA: 10% discount
  • Students: 50% discount
  • University employees: 15% discount

Please note: A CPUX-F certificate is required to take the theoretical and practical exam.

Participation in certification exam: 600,- Euro

  • Members of the German UPA: 540,-Euro
  • Students: 450,- Euro

Download further information and our price list here.

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