Certified Tester AI Testing (CT-AI)


The ISTQB® AI Testing (CT-AI) certification extends understanding of artificial intelligence and/or deep (machine) learning, most specifically testing AI-based systems and using AI in testing.


The Certified Tester AI Testing certification is aimed at anyone involved in testing AI-based systems and/or AI for testing. This includes people in roles such as testers, test analysts, data analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and software developers. This certification is also appropriate for anyone who wants a basic understanding of testing AI-based systems and/or AI for testing, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, operations team members, IT directors, and management consultants.

To gain this certification, candidates must hold the Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate.


The following image demonstrates the contents of the AI Testing syllabus which is part of the ISTQB® Specialist stream:

Exam Structure
question mark iconNo. of Questions:40
question mark iconTotal Points:47
question mark iconPassing Score:31
clock iconExam Length (mins):60 (+25% Non-Native Language)
Business Outcomes

Individuals who hold the ISTQB® Certified Tester- AI Testing certification should be able to accomplish the following business outcomes:

  • Understand the current state and expected trends of AI
  • Experience the implementation and testing of a ML model and recognize where testers can best influence its quality
  • Understand the challenges associated with testing AI-Based systems, such as their self-learning capabilities, bias, ethics, complexity, non-determinism, transparency and explainability
  • Contribute to the test strategy for an AI-Based system
  • Design and execute test cases for AI-based systems
  • Recognize the special requirements for the test infrastructure to support the testing of AI-based systems
  • Understand how AI can be used to support software testing
More Information
  • The other AI relates syllabi from A4Q, AiU and CSTQB/KSTQB will be valid to October 12th 2022
  • Accredited courses require accreditation of training materials, as described in the ISTQB® Accreditation Process
  • Holders of the A4Q, AiU and KSTQB & CSTQB AIT previous versions continue to hold a valid certification

Training is available from Accredited Training Providers (classroom, virtual, and e-learning). We highly recommend attending accredited training as it ensures that an ISTQB® Member Board has assessed the materials for relevance and consistency against the syllabus.

Self-study, using the syllabus and recommended reading material, is also an option when preparing for the exam.

Holders of this certification may choose to proceed to other Core, Agile, or Specialist stream certifications.

Download Materials
CT-AI Syllabus v1.0
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CT-AI Syllabus v1.0
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Sample Exams
ISTQB CT-AI Sample Exam Questions v1.1
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ISTQB CT-AI Sample Exam Answers v1.1
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Exam Structures and Rules
Exam Structures and Rules v1.1
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Exam Structure Tables v1.6
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General Files
CT-AI Overview v1.0
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CT-AI Accreditation Guidelines v1.0
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CT-AI Release Notes v1.0
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