Become a certified Automotive Cybersecurity Professional with TÜV Rheinland Certified Qualification. Have you attended a training of the CYRES Academy? Now you can take your exam to get your automotive cybersecurity certifications. Our automotive cybersecurity certification program is suitable to meet the ISO/SAE 21434 requirements.
Automotive cybersecurity certifications as base for ISO/SAE 21434 and UN R155 compliance
Further education in the field of automotive cybersecurity is not only about field-tested and useful Automotive Cybersecurity Trainings. The level of competence achieved must also be systematically tested and certified: with official automotive cybersecurity certifications.
A comprehensive framework, which offers a holistic automotive cybersecurity competence management along the contents of ISO/SAE 21434 and UN Regulation No. 155, is mandatory for this. For this purpose we have developed the ACP Framework.
The ACP Framework is an established framework for the field-tested education and associated certification of automotive cybersecurity competencies.
In cooperation with TÜV Rheinland as a certification partner, we offer you the associated certification after successful participation in our training courses. On this page you will find further information, frequently asked questions and the next upcoming exam dates.
ACP Level 1 “Foundation” with TÜV Rheinland Certified Qualification
Have you attended both ACP Level 1 Trainings sections? Then you have already fulfilled the prerequisites to take the corresponding certification exam.
ACP Level 2 “Advanced Engineering” with TÜV Rheinland Certified Qualification
Did you attend all six ACP Level 2 Training sessions? Fantastic. Now you can take the exam for the corresponding certification. Find the dates below.
Automotive Cybersecurity Professional: All levels at a glance
The certification levels of the Automotive Cybersecurity Professional Framework (ACP Framework) are based on the practical requirements of OEMs and tier-x suppliers. The holistic competency management framework is currently structured as follows:
ACP Level 1 “Foundation“
This level establishes the foundations for cybersecurity in the automotive industry. It addresses all stakeholders with direct and indirect interfaces to cybersecurity activities.
- Automotive Cybersecurity Professional – Foundation Level with TÜV Rheinland Certified Qualification
ACP Level 2 “Advanced Level”
This level is a more in-depth competency level for employees who are directly involved in cyber security matters or are required to collaborate on such matters in the field.
- Automotive Cybersecurity Professional – Advanced Level Engineering with TÜV Rheinland Certified Qualification
- Automotive Cybersecurity Professional – Advanced Level Management with TÜV Rheinland Certified Qualification
ACP Level 3 “Expert Level”
This level (with various in-depth focus areas) is aimed at employees with extensive responsibility for specific cybersecurity implementations. (Please note: In this level, certification requirements include relevant work experience in addition to training attendance).
- Automotive Cybersecurity Professional – Expert Level with TÜV Rheinland Certified Qualification (upon request)
Automotive cybersecurity certification with TÜV Rheinland Certified Qualification
For the execution of the Automotive Cybersecurity Professional examinations along the certification program of the ACP Framework, the certification is realized by CYRES Consulting in cooperation with the person certification of TÜV Rheinland.
This ensures the necessary security level for the process of the exams as well as for the certification of the participants. If approved, the participant can request inclusion in the official certificate database of TÜV Rheinland. You can also read more information about ACP certifications in the TÜV Rheinland’s Certipedia.
NEXT DATES AVAILABLE FOR EXAMINATIONS ON AUTOMOTIVE CYBERSECURITY CERTIFICATIONS
ACP Level 1 “Foundation”
|May 3, 2024|
|1 pm – 3 pm (CEST / UTC +2)|
How does the Automotive Cybersecurity Professional Examination work?
The ACP exams for the corresponding levels (ACP Level 1, ACP Level 2, …) are official certification exams in order to obtain the official certification with TÜV Rheinland Certified Qualification after given admission as well as passed exam.
After passing the exam, a personalized certificate (valid for three years) is issued, which allows the use of the respectively achieved Automotive Cybersecurity Professional title.
These certifications are considered as an official proof of successful automotive cybersecurity competence along ISO/SAE 21434, respectively UN Regulation No. 155 and are an important part of ISO/SAE 21434 compliance as a personal certificate.
The participation in the exams is optionally bookable via the CYRES Academy online learning platform after successful participation in the respective training.
The exams are scheduled online live events, where the exam is taken online in real time via the TÜV Rheinland exam portal, while a parallel online live meeting with activated webcam is set up via the video conferencing solution alfaview.
Regardless of whether they take the certification exam, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance after the training.
Questions and Answers on Examinations for Automotive Cybersecurity Certifications
The exams are performed as online exams in cooperation with TÜV Rheinland as certification partner. Participation in the exam can only be booked via the online learning platform of the CYRES Academy.
In order to take the exam, the following is necessary:
- Download and installation of the GDPR-compliant video conferencing software alfaview.
- Account registration on the online examination platform of TÜV Rheinland (at least five working days before the examination date)
After booking the exam, you will find further detailed information and explanations in the associated FAQs.
In order to meet the required security criteria of the examinations, test takers are obliged to identify themselves beyond doubt to the examiner conducting the examination. In addition to the activated webcam, an official identification document (possibly also a driver’s license document) with a photo is required for this purpose.
The validity of the issued certificate is three years for all certification levels. After that, recertification is possible.
After taking the exam, you will receive information whether the exam was passed or not. In addition, you will receive information about the percentage of questions that were answered correctly or incorrectly. The examination regulations do not provide for more detailed information on the result achieved at the level of individual questions.
All ACP exam question sets are subject to the copyright of CYRES Academy as well as the ACP Framework exam regulations. In accordance with the applicable copyright protection, the questions (not even in excerpts) cannot be made available to the examination candidates before or after the examination.
If you place an order as a purchasing or HR development department, please note that the email address used when placing the order will also gain access to the content by default. However, you can edit the account created with your order and change the email address to assign it to someone else after placing the order.
While the CYRES Academy learning platform is a self-service platform where participants usually book seats in trainings or examinations themselves, it is also possible to book the trainings, certifications, and more for several people at once. By purchasing voucher codes, individual participants can redeem while ordering. Please contact us to request your voucher codes at email@example.com.
To be admitted to the ACP Level 1 exam, successful participation in all sessions of the ACP Level 1 “Foundation” training is required. Please note: To be eligible to take the exam, you must have attended the training no longer than 1 year ago. The date on the Certificate of Attendance received after the training is effective.
The ACP Level 1 exam consists of an online exam in which 30 questions from a questionnaire based on the content of the ACP Level 1 “Foundation” training must be answered within the specified time period of 30 minutes. These questions are multiple-choice questions, where none, one or more answer options can be correct. To pass the exam, at least 21 of the 30 questions must be answered correctly.
The time to solve the questions in the exam is purely 30 minutes. In order to have enough time for the organizational side (e.g. proof of identity to the examiner, organization of the online examination room, etc.), we estimate a total duration of approx. 2 hours for the entire online examination.
The following helping materials along the ACP Framework examination regulations are officially allowed for the ACP Level 1 examination: All training materials (handouts) of the two completed ACP Level 1 training sessions (these can be found for download in the online course on the learning platform) as well as the print publications The Essential Guide to ISO/SAE 21434 as well as the ISO/SAE 21434 Pocket Guide. In addition – if this is available to the examinee – the ISO/SAE 21434 Road Vehicles – Cybersecurity Engineering Standard is also allowed.
To be admitted to the ACP Level 2 exam, successful participation in all sessions of the ACP Level 2 “Advanced Engineering” training is required. Please note: To be eligible to take the exam, you must have attended the training no longer than one year ago. The date on the Certificate of Attendance received after the training is effective.
The ACP Level 2 Examination consists of an online exam in which 50 questions from a questionnaire based on the content of the ACP Level 2 “Advanced Engineering” training must be answered within the specified time frame of 75 minutes. These questions are multiple-choice questions in which none, one or more answer options can be correct. To pass the exam, at least 25 of the 50 questions must be answered correctly.
The time to solve the questions alone is 75 minutes. In order to have enough time for the organizational side (e.g. proof of identity to the examiner, etc.), we estimate approx. 2 hours for the entire exam.
The following helping materials along the ACP Framework examination regulations are officially permitted for the ACP Level 2 examination: All training materials (handouts) from the six ACP Level 2 training sessions (these can be found for download in the online course on the learning platform) as well as the print publications The Essential Guide to ISO/SAE 21434 as well as the ISO/SAE 21434 Pocket Guide. In addition – if this is available to the examinee – the ISO/SAE 21434 Road Vehicles – Cybersecurity Engineering Standard is also allowed.
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Before the exam: our automotive cybersecurity training courses at a glance
Successful participation in all sessions is prerequisite for admission to the respective exam. For more information about our Automotive Cybersecurity Trainings and the next upcoming dates, please click here.
Automotive cybersecurity certifications for larger organizations and teams
Are you planning further education and related certification for a larger team or parts of your organization? No problem, the ACP framework is designed for this. Please contact us directly to discuss all organizational details in advance.
Discounts and more: as a member of the ACP Framework Initiative
As an automotive industry organization and company, we invite you to become part of the ACP Framework and join us in driving the standardization of automotive cybersecurity competencies. Members benefit from discounts.