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Examination Information


The IEEE CBP examination consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and candidates must obtain a scale score of 500 or higher in order to pass the examination. Candidates will have three hours to complete the examination. The questions on the examination are in English and list four possible answers, only one of which is the correct or best possible answer. The examination is administered by computer and a brief tutorial will be available to instruct candidates how to navigate through the examination.


Exam Content

The examination questions are written on topics within the following six major domains.

  • Biometrics Fundamentals
  • Biometric Modalities
  • Biometric System Design and Evaluation
  • Biometrics Standards
  • Social, Cultural and Legal Implications
  • Biometrics Applications


Refer to the 2014 IEEE CBP Candidate Bulletin to review the full CBP Examination Outline.


Exam References

The questions on the IEEE CBP examination are based on information and concepts contained in the IEEE CBP Examination References, which are listed in the Candidate Bulletin. Certification candidates may want to familiarize themselves with the information contained in the references in preparation of the exam.

Steps to Achieving CBP Certification

  1. Read the Candidate Bulletin (your guide to becoming certified)
  2. Register for and schedule the exam
  3. Prepare for the exam
  4. Take the exam