History

1998
ISEB (Information Systems Examinations Board, part of the British Computer Society) develops the Certified Tester Syllabus. The first Software Testers are certified in 1998.
2002
ISTQB® (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) is founded by 8 member boards: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and UK
2003
The syllabus for the "Advanced Level" is completed.
2004
First exams for "ISTQB® Certified-Tester Advanced Level“
2006
The number of member boards grows steadily
2007
The Foundation and Advanced Syllabi are improved
2009
The number of Member Boards climbs further and the number of certifications reaches 100.000
2010
BCS withdraws ISEB Test Practitioner scheme in favor of ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level. The first “Expert Level” syllabus is released
2011
More than 200.000 certifications issued across the world. Issue of additional Expert Level Syllabi
2012
New version of the Advanced Level syllabus and Glossary Testing of Terms; Activation of the "ISTQB® Partner Program"; Activation of the "ISTQB® Conference Network" & Activation of the ISTQB® Recognized Mobile app"; First issue of the "ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award"
2013
ISTQB® reaches 300.000 certificates world-wide
2014
Agile Tester Foundation Extension material is made available;
2015
ISTQB® reaches 400.000 certificates world-wide
Model Based Tester (MBT) syllabus is released for public availability
ISTQB® releases new product portfolio, with Agile and Specialist streams in addition to the historical Core one
ISTQB Partner Program
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ISTQB International Conference Network
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ISTQB Award
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