Certifying Software Testers Worldwide

ISTQB® has created the world's most successful scheme for certifying software testers.
As of December 2018, ISTQB® has administered over 875,000 exams and issued more than 641,000 certifications in over 120 countries world-wide.
The scheme relies on a Body of Knowledge (Syllabi and Glossary) and exam rules that are applied consistently all over the world, with exams and supporting material being available in many languages.


In this section you can find the ISTQB® Glossary and the Syllabi for the various levels that comprise the ISTQB® Certification Path.

Get Certified!

Discover the ISTQB® Certification Path, the Core certifications available (Foundation, Advanced and Expert Level), as well as the Agile Foundation and the Specialist MBT, as well as the way the ISTQB® exams are organized.


Get Involved!

In this section you can find information about becoming an ISTQB® Member Board, Training Provider or Exam Provider.

You can also contribute to the development of the ISTQB® scheme and become a Partner.

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Introduction to ISTQB®

ISTQB® Worldwide Software Testing Practices Report