Automotive Cybersecurity Certification

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.
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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

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.

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ACP Level 2 “Advanced Engineering” with TÜV Rheinland Certified Qualification

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.

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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)
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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 certificate entries can be accessed online 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

July

ACP Level 1 “Foundation”

July 29, 2022
1 pm – 3 pm (CEST / UTC +2)

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August

ACP Level 2 “Advanced Engineering”

August 5, 2022
1 pm – 3 pm (CEST / UTC +2)

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October

ACP Level 2 “Advanced Engineering”

October 21, 2022
1 pm – 3 pm (CEST / UTC +2)

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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.

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Questions and Answers on Examinations for Automotive Cybersecurity Certifications

GENERAL QUESTIONS
What is required to take the automotive cybersecurity certification exam?

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.

Please note:

In order to take the exam, the following is necessary:

  1. Download and installation of the GDPR-compliant video conferencing software alfaview.
  2. 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.

Why is activating the camera and a valid ID required?

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.

When do I get the official automotive cybersecurity certification?
After taking the online exam, the verification of the exam results as well as the creation of the certificate will be done by TÜV Rheinland. As soon as your personal certificate is available, CYRES Consulting will send it to you in the form of a digital PDF document. Please note: This may take up to 7-10 business days.
How long is the automotive cybersecurity certificate valid for?

The validity of the issued certificate is three years for all certification levels. After that, recertification is possible.

Can the results be seen after the examination?

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.

Can the exam questions be made available (e.g., for practice purposes) before or after the examination?

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.

ACP LEVEL 1 QUESTIONS
What are the requirements to be admitted to the ACP Level 1 Examination?

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.

What must be done during the ACP Level 1 Examination?

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.

How long does the ACP Level 1 Examination take?

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.

Which helping materials are allowed during the 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.

ACP LEVEL 2 QUESTIONS
What are the requirements to be admitted to the ACP Level 2 Examination?

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.

What must be done during for the ACP Level 2 Examination?

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.

How long does the ACP Level 2 Examination take?

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.

Which helping materials are allowed during the examination?

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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Internacionally recognized automotive cybersecurity certification

Internacionally recognized automotive cybersecurity certification

Official Certificate valid for three years

Official Certificate valid for three years

AUTOMOTIVE CYBERSECURITY CERTIFICATIONS FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES, TEAMS, AND ORGANIZATION

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.

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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.

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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.

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