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In its 4th edition, the CRE Primer (October, 2009) contains 802 pages and 400 questions and answers.
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CRE Table of Contents

I. Certification Training Overview

  • Six Cognitive Levels
  • CRE Question Content

II. Reliability Management

  • Strategic Management
  • Benefits of Reliability Engineering
  • Safety/Quality/Reliability
  • The Reliability Function
  • Reliability in Development
  • Failure Consequence
  • Warranty Management
  • Customer Needs Assessment
  • Supplier Reliability
  • Reliability Program Management
  • Terminology
  • Reliability Program Elements
  • Types of Risk
  • Life Cycle Engineering
  • Design Evaluation
  • Systems Engineering
  • Ethics, Safety, and Liability
  • Ethical Issues
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • System Safety Program

III. Basic Statistical Concepts

  • Statistical Terms
  • Basic Probability Concepts
  • Discrete and Continuous Distributions
  • Poisson Process Models
  • SPC and Process Capability

IV. Advanced Statistics

  • Point and Interval Estimates
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Sample Size Determination
  • Non-Parametric Methods
  • Design of Experiments
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Regression Analysis

V. Reliability in Design and Development

  • Reliability Design Techniques
  • Use Factors
  • Stress-Strength Analysis
  • Common Mode Failures
  • Worst-Case Analysis
  • Robust Design
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Reliability Optimization
  • Human Factors
  • Design for X
  • Apportionment
  • Parts and Materials Management
  • Selection and Reuse
  • Derating Methods
  • Parts Obsolescence
  • Establishing Specifications

VI. Reliability Modeling and Predictions

  • Reliability Modeling
  • Sources of Reliability Data
  • Block Diagrams and Models
  • Physics of Failure Models
  • Simulation Techniques
  • Dynamic Reliability
  • Reliability Predictions
  • Part Count and Part Stress
  • Prediction Models

VII. Reliability Testing

  • Reliability Test Planning
  • Test Strategies
  • Test Environment
  • Development Testing
  • Accelerated Life Tests
  • Discovery Testing
  • Reliability Growth Testing
  • Software Testing
  • Product Testing
  • Qualification Testing
  • PRAT
  • Stress Screening
  • Attribute Testing
  • Degradation

VIII. Maintainability and Availability

  • Management Strategies
  • Planning
  • Maintenance Strategies
  • Availability Tradeoffs
  • Maintenance and Testing Analysis
  • PM Analysis
  • Corrective Maintenance Analysis
  • Nondestructive Evaluation
  • Testability
  • Spare Parts Analysis

IX. Data Collection and Use

  • Data Collection
  • Types of Data
  • Collection Methods
  • Data Management
  • Data Use
  • Data Summary and Reporting
  • Preventive and Corrective Action
  • Measures of Effectiveness
  • Failure Analysis and Correction
  • Failure Analysis Methods

X. Appendix

  • Tables
  • Supplement
  • Calculus Review
  • Author/name Index
  • Formulas Index
  • Subject Index
  • Question Answers

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Fourth Edition Primer Changes

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The CRE Body of Knowledge was revised for the October 17, 2009 certification exam and later.

The following information is provided by the American Society for Quality (ASQ):

CRE Certification Requirements


The Certified Reliability Engineer is a professional who understands the principles of performance evaluation and prediction to improve product/systems safety, reliability and maintainability. This body of knowledge (BOK) and applied technologies include, but are not limited to, design review and control; prediction, estimation, and apportionment methodology; failure mode effects and analysis; the planning, operation and analysis of reliability testing and field failures, including mathematical modeling; understanding human factors in reliability; and the ability to develop and administer reliability information systems for failure analysis, design and performance improvement and reliability program management over the entire product life cycle.

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