Who is it for?

Practising solution developers and professionals from related disciplines who want a detailed understanding of solution development best practice.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the oral examination, four modules are required to be passed:

  • two core modules
  • one knowledge-based specialist module
  • one practitioner specialist module

What modules do I need?

Core modules - you must pass both modules:

  • Systems Development Essentials
  • Systems Modelling Techniques 

Knowledge based specialisms - you must pass one of these modules:

Practitioner specialisms - you must pass one of these modules:

  • Business Analysis Practice
  • Systems Design Techniques
  • Practitioner Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture 
  • Integrating Off-the-shelf Software Solutions

The syllabus includes training objectives, details of modules and learning hours, plus a recommended reading list:

Download our current syllabus (PDF)

Download our oral exam guidelines for candidates (PDF)

What format is the exam?

  • Up to 50 minutes oral examination
  • Conducted by two examiners
  • Questions on topics from the syllabus, including the selected specialist modules


Where can I take the exam?

Option 1: With an accredited training provider

Option 2: At a public sitting (exam only): Please follow the registration link for available dates.

  • Time: Select when booking
  • Venue: BCS London Office
  • Fee: £390 (£325 + VAT)
  • Register: Online - Once you have booked your exam please complete a candidate registration form and send to eprofessional@bcs.uk. Your booking is not confirmed until the form is submitted, failure to complete the form may mean you are unable to sit the exam.
  • Notes: Exam fees for public sittings must be paid a minimum of four weeks prior to the exam date by Visa, Access or MasterCard.

This qualification is not regulated by the following United Kingdom Regulators - Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, CCEA Regulation or SQA.