Benefits for Professionals

  • International recognition of acquired competencies and skills
  • Authorized to use the “Certified Tester” logo (specifying the level of certification)
  • Whole of career path support, from Foundation to Expert level

"Would you recommend the ISTQB® Foundation Level (CTFL) certification to your colleagues?"

Survey Professionals

(Source: ISTQB® Effectiveness Survey 2013-14)


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Benefits for Companies

  • ISTQB® certification can provide a competitive advantage for companies, promising a higher level of reliability of the applications being developed due to efficient and cost effective testing practices derived from the ISTQB® competencies
  • Consulting companies with certified staff can offer higher-level services to customers, increasing revenues and brand value
  • ISTQB® has defined a “Partner Program” for companies that engage a large number of certified testers

"As a Test Manager, what percentage of your testing staff would you like to see certified at the ISTQB® Foundation Level?"

Survey Companies

(Source: ISTQB® Effectiveness Survey 2013-14)


Benefits for Accredited Training Providers


  • Educational institutions and consulting companies may become an ISTQB® Accredited Trainer Provider according to processes and rules defined at the international level
  • Accredited Training Providers ensure a high standing of training is delivered through having:
    • certified trainers
    • the content, quality and syllabus coverage of training materials checked by ISTQB® Boards
    • advance notice of changes to the ISTQB® Glossary and syllabi
  • Accredited Training Providers are entitled to use relevant logos and are listed in the ISTQB® Website

"How significant do you think the training was in your certification success?"

Survey ATPs

(Source: ISTQB® Effectiveness Survey 2013-14)