The IREB provides the questions for the CPRE exams to ensure consistency worldwide. These can be taken at a foundation or advanced level. Plans are underway to add an expert level to the certification. Currently, the exam can be taken in English, German, Chinese, French, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese.
The IREB is not involved in the certification process, and this is handled entirely by licensed certification bodies. As mandated by the IREB, these bodies conduct exams, evaluate results and issue certificates. When you pass CPRE exams, CPRE certificates are valid for a lifetime.