Why ISTQB® Certification

  • High quality syllabi: All syllabi are developed and reviewed by leading testing professionals from academia and industry.
  • Global recognition: Certifications are recognized globally because of the consistent application of ISTQB® policies and procedures by the member boards.
  • Common language: The ISTQB® Glossary provides a common vocabulary for the profession.
  • Objectivity: The assessment of tester capabilities is conducted independently by ISTQB® and provides objective verification of competencies.
  • Encourage adherence to a Code of Ethics: All ISTQB® certified testers are recommended to adhere to the Code of Ethics defined by ISTQB®.
  • Public Availability: ISTQB® glossary and syllabi are made freely available on the ISTQB® website and on the Member Board websites in local languages.
  • Openness: ISTQB® materials are developed on a voluntary basis and are open to contributions from anybody interested in joining ISTQB® working groups
  • Independence: The not for profit nature of ISTQB® ensures that content is not constrained by particular methodologies or technologies, and is able to draw on best practices from a wide variety of sources.
  • Continuous improvement: Syllabi and other documents are continuously being improved to meet the needs of business organizations around the world and to keep pace with the development of the profession.
  • Professional standing: Being certified provides advantages for individuals and organizations by ensuring that testing professionals meet the high standards set by the ISTQB®.

Benefits for Professionals

ISTQB® is the international standard in the field of software testing certification. Whether you are just getting started in a career in testing or have been in the field for a number of years, earning an ISTQB® certification offers significant benefits:

  • An independent, internationally-recognized validation of skills that employers trust
  • Portable proof of ability for both current and future employment
  • Career progression support through the advancement of testing skills

"Would you recommend ISTQB® certification to your colleagues?"


(Source: ISTQB® Effectiveness Survey 2020)

This result demonstrates a high level of satisfaction of test professionals with ISTQB® certification.

Benefits for Employers

ISTQB® certification offers significant benefits to employers by supporting recruitment, retention, and development of testing professionals within the organization:

  • Competitive advantage by giving clients greater confidence in your business through a higher level of reliability of the applications being developed due to efficient and cost effective testing practices
  • Consulting companies with certified staff can offer higher-level services to customers, increasing revenues and brand value
  • Common language and understanding of testing throughout the organization to improve collaboration and working practices
  • Access to the ISTQB® Partner Program

Benefits for Training Providers

Educational institutions and consulting companies may become an ISTQB® Accredited Trainer Provider according to processes and rules defined at an international level, becoming accredited offers significant benefits:

  • Reassurance and enhanced credibility with current and prospective customers
  • A higher standard of training delivered through having:
    • certified trainers
    • content quality and syllabus coverage of training materials checked by an ISTQB® Member Board
  • Advance notice of changes to the syllabi and ISTQB® Glossary
  • Use of ISTQB® authorized logos and listing on the ISTQB® website
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