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What is The ISTQB Certified Tester program?

ISTQB has a simple mission in mind – further the cause of software testing as a cornerstone for the digital industry. This involves setting international standards for proper software testing and a unified framework with good practices that is continuously updated and improved. The result of this mission is the ISTQB Certified Tester program!

Become certified at any of the levels in the program – Foundation Level, Agile Tester Extension, Advanced Level, Specialist Levels – and you open yourself doors to countless job opportunities. ISTQB certificates are internationally recognized in over 117 countries, allowing job mobility and a clear career path. The ISTQB Body of Knowledge is continuously revised and improved to keep in time with current technology developments, ensuring you’re ideally suited for the challenges of software testing of today!

In order to apply for exams, you should seek out training from ISTQB-approved training providers near you, which have the facilities, training experience and resource to impart valuable practical-oriented skills and knowledge.

The ISTQB Certified Tester program gives you the freedom to define your calling and career with an opportunity to specialize as you see fit. Remain with a broad, core understanding of the software testing field or choose to deepen your expertise in one lane. Another option is to fully devote to the world of agile. The choice is yours!

The ISTQB Certified Tester's journey starts with successfully passing the Foundation Level Exam.

The ISTQB Foundation Level Agile Tester Extension is on a similar difficulty level as Foundation Level but dives more into working within the Agile system:

The ISTQB Certified Tester, Advanced Level, builds on the Foundation Level. The certificate consists of three parts:


You decide whether to certify in one specific field or complete all three exams, receiving an ISTQB Certified Tester, Full Advanced Level, certificate.

The “Specialist” stream provides a deep dive into specific areas:

The syllabus and examination for both ISTQB Certified Tester modules are used by national boards worldwide, ensuring internationally uniform standards and recognition across borders.

Training for ISTQB Certified Testers is only provided by accredited training providers. If you wish to become an accredited training provider, initiate the application process with an e-mail to info@seetb.org. We will give you the walkthrough of the accreditation process.

About SEETB

South East European Testing Board is part of The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). South East European Testing Board and ISTQB are both internationally recognized, independent and non-profit organizations.
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