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Protect your company – and your career – by requiring that testing service companies provide testers who have passed ASTQB’s official American English ISTQB Certification exam.

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Don’t put your career at risk. Make sure an outsourced software tester or testing consultant appears on the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™. When testers are on this list, it proves they have passed the U.S. ISTQB exams written in American English, demonstrating their commitment to working well with your U.S. software team. You can also compare one tester to another with the Testing Tiers® software tester levels found in the Official U.S. List.

Request for Proposal (RFP) for Testing Services:  Language for ISTQB Certification Requirement

To ensure that your software testing services provider will use testers who have taken the American English ISTQB certification exam through ASTQB and our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA, here is the recommended addition to your RFP:

Every software tester assigned to this project must have ISTQB Foundation Level certification and appear on the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ at https://atsqa.org/certified-testers for verification.

For projects requiring multiple certifications:

The following ISTQB certification(s) are required for the testing personnel on this project. Each individual must appear on the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ at https://atsqa.org/certified-testers for verification:
– ISTQB Foundation Level
– ISTQB Test Analyst

For projects requiring multiple testers with varying certifications:

The following ISTQB certification(s) are required for the testing personnel on this project. Each individual must appear on the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ at https://atsqa.org/certified-testers for verification:
– ISTQB Foundation Level (all testers)
– ISTQB Test Analyst (two testers)
– ISTQB Test Automation Engineer (one tester)

See the full list of ISTQB certifications from ASTQB that you will want to add to your RFP depending on the project scope. Also, see “How to Staff a Test Team” for help determining the number and type of testers that is appropriate for a given project.