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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.

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New Recognized iSAQB® Trainingsprovider -Expandior
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Recognized iSAQB® Trainingsprovider - CALLEN Software Consulting and Training
Recognized iSAQB® Trainingsprovider - Arabilis (Silberrücken AG)
New Recognized iSAQB® Trainingsprovider - ETC – Enterprise Training Center GmbH
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New Recognized iSAQB® Trainingsprovider - Dr. Faith
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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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New curriculum version 2024.1 of CPSA‑A® module EAM released

The new curriculum version 2024.1 of the CPSA‑A module EAM (Enter­prise Architecture Management for Software Archi­tects) has replaced the previous version as of February 2nd, 2024. It is available in English and German. The EAM curriculum has undergone a signif­icant revision in the latest version, primarily aimed at enhancing the curricu­lum’s focus on topics relevant…


New CPSA-Advanced Level Module Domain-Specific Languages (DSL) introduced

The iSAQB® has published the curriculum of the new Advanced Level module Domain-Specific Languages (DSL). There are now a total of 16 CPSA-Advanced Level modules. The module DSL intro­duces the most important techniques and results from programming language design and compiler construction. The training will help under­stand where a DSL fits into an overall architecture,…


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…


Blog Posts From iSAQB® Experts

Start of the iSAQB® Certification for the Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture Expert Level (CPSA‑E®)

The CPSA Expert Level is the highest certification level in the iSAQB’s CPSA program. Here you can find out how to apply for it.


New book “Software Architecture Funda­mentals” can be pre-ordered now!

The 2nd updated and revised edition of “Software Architecture Funda­mentals” written by Mahbouba Gharbi, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arne Koschel, Prof. Dr. Andreas Rausch and Holger Tiemeyer can now be pre-ordered. The new edition is available for pre-order in both the USA and Europe.


Maintaining an Overview

The article “Maintaining an Overview” by Dr. Peter Hruschka and Dr. Gernot Starke empha­sizes the impor­tance of having a struc­tured overview in software projects to effec­tively manage detailed requirements, suggesting a method to prior­itize archi­tec­turally signif­icant requirements early on.


About the New CPSA®- Advanced Level Module Domain-Specific Languages (DSL)

On November 21, the iSAQB published the curriculum of the new Advanced Level module Domain-Specific Languages (DSL). DSL covers crucial techniques in programming language design and compiler construction. It enables partic­i­pants to under­stand the role of DSLs in overall architecture, design user-friendly DSLs system­at­i­cally, and recognize them as integral to architecture design. The editorial team…


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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