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ISTQB® exams are administered by the Member Boards and the Exam Providers.

Please refer to the Member Board directory to find the exam date and location more suitable to your needs.

If you are an organization willing to manage an exam for a considerable number of your employees, please contact the Board nearest to you to sort out the possibility to organize an in-house exam.

ISTQB® exams are organized in a consistent way world-wide and are based on a precisely defined number of questions, varying depending on the certification level; questions are distributed in accordance to the syllabi topics and to K-Levels.

The global pass-rate of ISTQB® exams (world-wide average since inception) is reported below, as of December 2013:


Pass-rate 2013Q4


To learn more about ISTQB® exams, consult the Exam FAQs and take a look at the sample exams made available by ISTQB®.

For more details on exam structure please refer to the ISTQB® Exam Information document.

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