IEEE CBP Home Overview


IEEE established the Certified Biometrics Professional (CBP) Program to help identify individuals who have the knowledge and skills deemed essential for biometrics professionals. The IEEE CBP Program was developed by leading subject-matter experts from industry, government, and academia and offers an unbiased, third-party recognition of an individual’s abilities. Earning the IEEE CBP credential can:

    • enhance professional credibility;
    • increase opportunities for career advancement;
    • set you apart from your peers;
    • demonstrate commitment to the profession;
    • result in greater respect from employers; and
    • increase confidence on the job.


The IEEE CBP Program requires candidates to pass a rigorous examination and promise to adhere to the IEEE CBP Code of Ethics. There are no eligibility requirements or prerequisites to register for and take the CBP examination. Individuals who earn the CBP credential will be required to maintain their knowledge and skills by participating in continuing education and professional development activities.


The IEEE CBP Program also offers a comprehensive professional development and exam preparation tool. The self-directed IEEE CBP Learning System combines print materials that cover the entire biometrics body of knowledge, with interactive online learning software to deliver an effective learning experience.


Membership in IEEE is not required to register for the CBP exam; however, members receive substantial discounts on exam fees and the IEEE CBP Learning System.