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CPSA® — Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture 

The Inter­na­tional Standard in Training and Certification of Software Architects 


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As a non-profit organi­zation, the Inter­na­tional Software Architecture Quali­fi­cation Board (iSAQB®) oversees and develops the Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture (CPSA®) certification scheme.

CPSA® certi­fi­ca­tions are globally recog­nized quali­fi­ca­tions for IT profes­sionals. They provide evidence of sound knowledge and valuable skills in the field of software architecture.


iSAQB® Accredited Partners

iSAQB® Accredited Training Providers and Trainers have gone through an intensive testing process before they are allowed to offer and conduct CPSA® trainings.

They are committed to the highest quality standards of knowledge transfer and training aligned with CPSA® curricula.

New Recognized iSAQB® Trainingsprovider -Expandior
Recognized iSAQB® Trainingsprovider - Arabilis (Silberrücken AG)
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New Recognized iSAQB® Trainingsprovider - Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited
New Recognized iSAQB® Trainingsprovider - ETC – Enterprise Training Center GmbH
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Recognized iSAQB® Trainingsprovider - CALLEN Software Consulting and Training
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New Recognized iSAQB® Trainingsprovider - Dr. Faith

Over 20k CPSA® Exams in the Last Two Decades

More than 20,000 IT profes­sionals worldwide have already success­fully completed one or two CPSA® levels.

Show your compe­tence as a Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture and give your career a vital boost!

Don’t Miss Our iSAQB® News

The General Meeting 2022 of the Inter­na­tional Software Architecture Quali­fi­cation Board (iSAQB®)

The 15th general meeting of the iSAQB took place on May 5 and 6, 2022, in Düsseldorf, Germany. On both days, a wide range of strategic and opera­tional decisions were made by the members to put the iSAQB on a solid foundation once again for the coming period. In addition, the successful projects of all…


The iSAQB® CPSA‑F® exam is also available in French now

The iSAQB has published the Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture-Foundation Level (CPSA‑F) exam in French. This means that the CPSA‑F exam can be taken in six languages now: English, German, Spanish, Italian, (Brazilian) Portuguese, and French. All recog­nized certification bodies offering the CPSA‑F exam can be found here: To the Recog­nized Certification Bodies.


New curriculum version 2022.1 of CPSA‑A® module ARCEVAL has been published

As of February 10, 2022, the new curriculum version 2022.1 of the CPSA‑A module ARCEVAL (Architecture Evalu­ation) replaces the previous version. The curriculum is currently available in German. The English trans­lation is in the works and will follow soon. Regarding content, the ARCEVAL curriculum has a new chapter structure in which, for example, Anforderungen in…


New curriculum version 2021.1 of CPSA‑A® module EMBEDDED has been released

As of November 24, 2021, the new curriculum version 2021.1 of the CPSA‑A module EMBEDDED (Dependable Embedded Systems) in English replaces the previous version. The curriculum is now based on the current CPSA‑A curriculum template with fine-grained, numbered learning goals. The former chapter on functional safety now has a broader focus on depend­ability, the real-time…


Blog Posts From iSAQB® Experts

Attending the iSAQB® CPSA® Advanced Training in Functional Software Architecture (FUNAR) – Who Should Take The Course and Why?

Which audience does the module FUNAR address?  The training course is meant for all software archi­tects who are curious about approaches to software architecture that are funda­men­tally different from tradi­tional OOP-based approaches (and more effective, of course).   What is the relevance of the module for the profes­sional practice of software archi­tects? That depends: Functional…


SAG 2021 Session Recording: “Essential Architectural Thinking”

There is a lot of confusion regarding architectural work these days. When? How much? Who? Tons of heated debates, and nobody is asking the essential question: Why? But without asking Why, all the other questions are futile. Thus, this session at the Software Architecture Gathering 2021 by Uwe Friedrichsen will start by asking: *Why* do…


Setup for Hybrid Workshops

Abstract Hybrid: From Latin hybrida, a variant of hibrida. Something of mixed origin or compo­sition; often, a tool or technology that combines the benefits of formerly separate tools or technologies. (Source: Wiktionary) Hybrid workshops allow people online and on-site to collab­orate, both in education/training, or other types of meetings. Before COVID-19, workshops and trainings were…


Kevlin Henney on Dealing with Uncertainty

Software archi­tects are faced with uncer­tainty more often than we would like to admit. How can we deal with it — or can we even make it disappear? In this episode of Eberhard Wolff’s Software Architecture in Stream, Kevlin Henney talks about uncer­tainty and how to deal with it.     Kevlin Henney has been a member…


An adequate and suitable software architecture is the main success factor for any IT project.

Mahbouba Gharbi, Chair­woman of the
iSAQB Executive Board


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