UXQB CPUX-F (Foundation Level)

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The CPUX Foundation Level certification (CPUX-F) attests that the holder has internationally approved and relevant knowledge in the field of Usability and User Experience (UX).

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This covers the following main areas:

  • The human-centered design process
  • Definitions, concepts and guidelines
  • Understanding and specifying use contexts
  • Specifying user requirements
  • Producing design solutions
  • Usability testing
  • User surveys and usability inspections

The contents of the curriculum address both working professionals wishing to update existing knowledge to international standards, and stakeholders who want to ensure cooperation with usability and user experience experts by sharing the same knowledge about basic terms and concepts. Thus, the certification enables professionals and stakeholders to affirm the question:

„Do You Speak Usability?“

No formal requirements are necessary to take the certification exam. The CPUX-F exam consists of a multiple-choice test with a duration of 75 minutes, or alternatively 90 minutes for candidates whose native language differs from the exam language.

A preparatory training at recognised training providers is helpful but not mandatory. Contents of the curriculum and glossary of the CPUX-F certificate are provided by the UXQB and can be found here . Another means of preparation are the public test questions (for training purposes), which replicate an exam realistically.

After succeeding with the CPUX-F certification, this solid foundation of Usability and UX knowledge can be further developed and specialized with the UXQB advanced-level certificates in the areas:

The CPUX-F certificate is a formal requirement for all advanced-level certificates.


There are no formal prerequisites for the UXQB CPUX Foundation Level exam.


UXQB CPUX Certification is valid permanently.

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