ISTQB® Successful Candidate Register

The ISTQB® Successful Candidate Register recognises the achievement of candidates who have passed an ISTQB® certification exam and who have given permission for their information to be included.

You can search for information about yourself:

  • Your name;
  • Your certifcate level (e.g. CTFL);
  • Certification date;
  • Certification body;
  • Country of issue;
  • Certificate Number (this will be partially masked for security purposes);
  • Expiry date (if applicable).

The Register also allows for validation of certificates. As an example, employers and recruiters can check validity by inputting the full certificate number and matching the information provided by the certificate holder.

The register is updated regularly but please allow some time for your details to appear - if you have any concerns please contact your certificate issuer (click here for contact details for ISTQB® Member Boards and Exam Providers).

Individuals holding an ISTQB® certification before the launch of the Successful Candidate Register may not yet be listed so please contact the certification board who issued you certificate for information on how to be added (note: terms and conditions may vary by Board).

If you would like to withdraw or amend your information from the register please contact the Member Board or the Exam Provider who issued your certificate.

Go to the ISTQB® Successful Candidate Register website.

If you have any queries on the SCR please refer to our FAQs.

ISTQB® Academia Dossier

ISTQB® is committed to promote a close relationship with Academia, so that we nurture an open international community, committed to sharing knowledge, ideas, and innovations in software testing.

One way to foster the partnership with Academia Network is to share some good practices already in place. The Academia Dossier is a compilation of country specific good practices in terms of interactions of ISTQB® stakeholders with Academia.

The Dossier offers possibilities for other countries to adapt these good practices, and it is also a platform to collaborate as well.

For more details, please download the ISTQB® Academia Dossier or contact us at


ISTQB® Conference Network - Academia

istqb logo networkJoin the ISTQB® Conference Network for the Academia!

Below you can find all the events and conferences that are part of the ISTQB® Conference Network.
All these events, held on a yearly basis, have to:

  • Be focused on Testing and Quality;
  • Have an scientific, academic or pedagogic specialization
  • Be organized or recognized by an ISTQB® Member Board or by ISTQB® Marketing Working Group

Recognition is based on the following criteria:

  • The event must have an open and public call for papers;
  • The selection of speeches must be performed by an independent program committee composed by several people;
  • The conference home page must contain a reference, logo and a link to show it is a part of the ISTQB® Academia Network in the footer of every page;
  • The above mentioned collateral must be arranged no later than in one week after receiving recognition from ISTQB®

The ISTQB® reserves the right to review these rules at any time.
If you are a conference organizer and you would like to join the ISTQB® Conference Network, contact us at

Download Events-Data-Form here to submit your application.


ISTQB® Academic Research Compendium


ISTQB Academic Research Compendium Logo Publish your and/or Research on the ISTQB® Academic Research Compendium!

Below you can find the list of Academic Papers and/or Research that the ISTQB® recommends to read and be aware of.

You will be able to explore/find various types of research, addressing different topics in the software testing world. These research topics are divided into a few categories:

  • Already Completed;
  • Already Started and currently In Progress;
  • Ready to be kicked off.

The list of papers and research is constantly updated by the ISTQB® Academia Committee, is looking for papers and research that have to:

  • Be focused on Testing and Quality;
  • Create a value and contribution to the field;
  • Have a scientific, academic, or pedagogic specialization;
  • Be a new research initiative;
  • Be written in the English language.

Recognition is based on the following criteria:

  • Clearly stated list of goals;
  • Focused on Software Testing and/or Quality;
  • Has a well-defined research Methodology and Plan;
  • Has the possibility of Practical Application.

The ISTQB® reserves the right to review these rules at any time. If you are a person who wishes to share information, or you have a new idea that will initiate academic research, through an academic institution, please submit your paper and/or research to be added to the ISTQB® Academic Research Compendium. Contact us at

Download Research-&-Paper-Data-Form here to submit your application.

Find below the list of Papers & Research that belongs to ISTQB® Academic Research Compendium, organized by category, such as software quality, software testing, test automation, requirements, etc. Click on the title of the Research to see the research description and its details, such as researcher(s) name(s), links, etc.

Domain Topic Title Status
Testing in General Software Testing A Structured Approach to Test Case Definition with an Exemplary Illustration Completed
Testing in General Software Testing Extending the Development of Test Cases in Conditions of Large Numbers of Variables and Values (Start at page 8) Completed
Testing in General Role of Tester Role of the Testing Group in Selecting an Enterprise Architecture Solution: A Case Study (Start at page 13) Completed
Testing in General Test Driven Development Test-Driven Development in the Corporate Workplace Completed
Testing in General Quality Gates Implementation Implementing Quality Gates throughout the Enterprise IT Production Process Completed

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