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CPSA® — Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture 

The Inter­na­tional Standard in Training and Certification of Software Architects 


We Want to Make You Stand Out

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.

Recognized iSAQB® Trainingsprovider - Nazca Technologies
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New Recognized iSAQB® Trainingsprovider - ETC – Enterprise Training Center GmbH
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New Recognized iSAQB® Trainingsprovider -Expandior
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New Recognized iSAQB® Trainingsprovider - Dr. Faith
Recognized iSAQB® Trainingsprovider - Arabilis (Silberrücken AG)
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Recognized iSAQB® Trainingsprovider - CALLEN Software Consulting and Training

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!

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30,000 Certified Profes­sionals for Software Architecture Worldwide

The iSAQB is pleased to announce a signif­icant achievement: 30,000 individuals across the globe have success­fully passed either the CPSA Foundation or Advanced Level exams to become Certified Profes­sionals for Software Architecture. What This Repre­sents Global Impact: iSAQB’s compre­hensive training and certification programs have made a worldwide mark, empow­ering profes­sionals across conti­nents. Elevating the Field:…


iSAQB General Meeting 2023 and 15th Anniversary Video

The iSAQB is celebrating a signif­icant milestone in 2023: its 15th anniversary! Our latest video offers an exclusive glimpse into the heart of iSAQB, showcasing our mission, goals, and the incredible work of our dedicated members. It gives an insight into what drives us and how we’ve been shaping the software architecture landscape for 15…


5th Edition of “Basiswissen für Softwarearchitekten” Released

We are pleased to announce the release of the 5th edition of “Basiswissen für Softwarearchitekten.” This publi­cation is a signif­icant resource for software archi­tects and anyone aspiring to become a “Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture” through the Inter­na­tional Software Architecture Quali­fi­cation Board (iSAQB). Authored by renowned iSAQB experts, including Mahbouba Gharbi, Arne Koschel, Andreas Rausch,…


The iSAQB in deep mourning: Founding member Stefan Tilkov passed away

We mourn the loss of our founding member Stefan Tilkov, who passed away much too early last week. Stefan success­fully accom­panied and shaped the iSAQB for many years as a chairman of the board. We will greatly miss his presence and voice in the associ­ation. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.


Blog Posts From iSAQB® Experts

About the CPSA®- Advanced Level Module Enter­prise Architecture Management (EAM)

The iSAQB editorial team asked several questions about the CPSA®-Advanced Level Module Enter­prise Architecture Management (EAM) to Mahbouba Gharbi and Roger Rhoades. Both software architecture experts are long-standing iSAQB members and are, among other things, respon­sible for the mainte­nance and further devel­opment of the EAM module as curator (Roger Rhoades) and as co-curator (Mahbouba Gharbi).…


Behind the scenes of the (new) Foundation Level curriculum

The time had come again: The new release of the iSAQB Foundation curriculum came out just in time at the beginning of April 2023. Alongside key differ­ences compared to the previous version, this blog post explains how work is under­taken within an inter­na­tional and decentral associ­ation and what methods and tools we use.   Why a new…


The Impor­tance of Software Architecture, the Influence of Agile Methods, and the iSAQB’s Role in This

Tom Asel is an iSAQB member and the founder of tangible concepts. He has been working as a developer, architect, and trainer in software devel­opment for over 15 years. Agile architecture work is a focus of his profes­sional activ­ities. He supports teams and organi­za­tions in aligning devel­opment processes, skills, technologies, and archi­tec­tures. We talked to…


Babylon as a Feature

The Tower of Babylon is a myth meant to explain why the world’s peoples speak different languages. Refer to Bibli­og­raphy [0] below for details. In modern IT systems, it’s often a requirement to support multiple languages. Such inter­na­tion­al­ization (i18n for short) is a tough challenge – and this post describes a simple solution to just…


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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