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ISTQB software testing certifications from ASTQB build your path to jobs and promotions whether you test software part-time or full-time.

Logo of the Official US List of Certified TestersASTQB is the official United States Certification Board for ISTQB, so to appear on the Official U.S. List of Certified Testers™ used by American employers, you must register for your ISTQB exam through ASTQB and our ISTQB global exam registration provider AT*SQA. ASTQB & AT*SQA will also add you to the ISTQB Successful Candidate Register, of course.

Start with ISTQB Foundation Level Certification (CTFL) because it is required before you take the other ISTQB certifications (see the full list of ISTQB prerequisites). After ISTQB CTFL, there are many interesting certification options to build your career, so the Software Testing Career Road Map is very helpful!

ISTQB Foundation Level Certification (CTFL)

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Foundation

ISTQB Foundation Level software testing certification (CTFL) is a career essential for anyone in software QA. Whether you test software full-time or just part-time through Agile, DevOps, or Continuous Delivery, you need ISTQB Foundation Level testing certification (CTFL) from ASTQB. ISTQB Certification is the most popular software testing certification in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, and 3) also add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register.

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ISTQB Acceptance Testing

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Foundation

ISTQB Acceptance Testing is for all professionals involved in user acceptance testing (UAT), contractual and regulatory acceptance testing as well as alpha and beta testing. This includes anyone involved in software acceptance testing activities. This includes software testers, product owners, business analysts, testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and software developers.

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, and 3) also add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register.

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Pre-requisites: ISTQB Foundation Level Certification

ISTQB Agile Testing

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Foundation

The Agile Tester Foundation Level Certification demonstrates that you understand Agile testing concepts, communicate effectively with others in an Agile software team, and are committed to improving your professional knowledge as a software tester. Appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing in the Agile world.

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, and 3) also add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register.

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Pre-requisites: ISTQB Foundation Level Certification

ISTQB Advanced Agile Technical Testing

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Advanced

ISTQB Advanced Level Agile Technical Tester (CTAL-ATT) builds upon the ISTQB foundation level Agile testing certification so you can demonstrate that you:

  • Have mastered basic Agile testing concepts and are ready to show your advanced knowledge
  • Are developing technical testing skills in an agile context
  • Are ready to take the lead in an Agile testing environment

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, and 3) also add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register.

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Pre-requisites: ISTQB Foundation Level Certification, Agile Tester Certification

ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst

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Advanced

Build your career with ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst Software Testing Certification. Demonstrate you have advanced software testing skills because you understand what it takes to be a top-notch test analyst.

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, and 3) also add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register.

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Pre-requisites: ISTQB Foundation Level Certification

ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst

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Advanced

Prove you have the desire to move higher in your career and your organization. You have the advanced skills that companies want to keep and promote. This certification shows you have a strong commitment to the testing profession and self-improvement. You enjoy working in the code and solving problems.

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, and 3) also add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register.

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Pre-requisites: ISTQB Foundation Level Certification

ISTQB Advanced Test Manager

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Advanced

Advanced Level Test Manager certification shows you have a strong commitment to the testing profession, self-improvement, and leadership. Demonstrate you have advanced software testing skills and are ready to lead others.

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, and 3) also add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register.

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Pre-requisites: ISTQB Foundation Level Certification

ISTQB AI Testing

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Foundation

ISTQB Certified Tester AI Testing certification is aimed at anyone involved in testing AI-based systems and/or Artificial Intelligence (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.

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, and 3) also add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register.

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Pre-requisites: ISTQB Foundation Level Certification

ISTQB Expert Test Management

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Expert

Are you a leader in software testing in your company? Then it’s time to step up to an Expert Level Certification. ISTQB Expert Level Software Testing Certification proves that you not only have the vision for great software testing, but you also have the credentials to back it up.

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, and 3) also add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register.

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Pre-requisites: ISTQB Foundation Level Certification, Advanced Test Manager Certification

ISTQB Advanced Security Testing

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Advanced

Build your career with ISTQB Advanced Level Security Testing Certification. Make a difference for your company. According to research by the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a data breach was $3.62 million.

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, and 3) also add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register.

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Pre-requisites: ISTQB Foundation Level Certification

ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer

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Advanced

Advanced Test Automation Engineering Certification shows you have a strong commitment to the testing profession and self-improvement. You understand a key testing component: test automation. This proves you have the desire to move higher in your career and your organization.

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, and 3) also add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register.

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Pre-requisites: ISTQB Foundation Level Certification

ISTQB Game Tester

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Foundation

Interested in testing games? Then you need ISTQB Game Testing certification. It is designed for everyone involved in software testing who wishes to start a career in game testing or stand out from other testers. ISTQB Game Testing certification is also perfect for game software engineers who want to gain a better understanding of game testing. If you want to be a professional game tester, this is the most important certification after ISTQB Foundation Level certification.

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, and 3) also add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register.

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Pre-requisites: ISTQB Foundation Level Certification

ISTQB Gambling Industry Tester

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Foundation

Being a gambling industry tester means that you must understand both testing in general and the unique set of skills for the gambling industry ecosystem. This ecosystem is filled with proprietary, complex, multifaceted gambling software, hardware, platforms, firmware, and operating systems. The objective of this syllabus is to provide Certified Tester Foundation Level graduates with the specific knowledge that is required for a career in gambling industry testing.

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, and 3) also add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register.

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Pre-requisites: ISTQB Foundation Level Certification

ISTQB Mobile Application Testing

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Foundation

ISTQB Mobile Application Testing Certification: Prove your mobile testing skills with ISTQB Mobile Application Testing Certification from ASTQB. This ISTQB certification is a must for almost everyone because mobile devices are used so broadly. If you aren’t testing mobile apps or devices yet, you probably will, so now is the time to get ISTQB Mobile.

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, and 3) also add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register.

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Pre-requisites: ISTQB Foundation Level Certification

ASTQB Mobile Testing

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Foundation

Mobile Testing Certification: Show you are ready to test mobile apps, mobile phones and mobile devices with the global standard in mobile testing, ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester. If you don’t have Mobile Testing Certification yet, you are missing out on jobs and promotions.

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, and 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking.

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Pre-requisites: None

ISTQB Model-Based Testing

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Foundation

Model-based testing is an innovative test approach to improve effectivity and efficiency of the test process. A model-based tester on a project uses models to drive test analysis and design and keeps the advantage of the models for other testing activities such as test implementation and reporting.

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, and 3) also add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register.

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Pre-requisites: ISTQB Foundation Level Certification

ISTQB Usability Testing

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Foundation

Usability Testing Certification: build and prove your usability testing skills. The Certified Usability Testing Foundation Level (CTFL)-UT is an entry-level software testing certification that helps you build usability testing skills and prove your readiness to employers.

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, and 3) also add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register.

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Pre-requisites: ISTQB Foundation Level Certification

ISTQB Performance Testing

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Foundation

The new ISTQB Performance Testing Certification is important for anyone involved in software testing who wishes to broaden their knowledge of performance testing and wishes to start a specialist career in performance testing.

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, and 3) also add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register.

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Pre-requisites: ISTQB Foundation Level Certification

ISTQB Automotive Software Tester

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Foundation

The increasing complexity in the development of software-based automotive systems and a share of the software at more than 50% of the added value of a vehicle leads to the growing importance of testing software-based automotive systems in vehicles.

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, and 3) also add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register.

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Pre-requisites: ISTQB Foundation Level Certification

ASTQB Proficiency Distinction

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Foundation

The new ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™ program is designed to extend the value of your standard ISTQB and ASTQB certifications by recognizing the value of intensive hands-on interactive training as part of the certification experience.

Get exclusive extra benefits! Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can: 1) add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, 2) give you points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, and 3) also add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register.

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Prerequisites

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Prerequisites

Please note the following prerequisites apply to ISTQB certifications:

  • ISTQB Foundation Level Certification is a prerequisite for all other ISTQB certifications.
  • ISTQB Foundation Level Extension Agile Testing Certification is a prerequisite for Advanced Level Agile Technical Tester.
  • ISTQB Advanced Level certifications require sufficient practical experience of three years.
  • ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager is a prerequisite for ISTQB Expert Level Test Management and requires at least 5 years of practical testing experience as well as at least 2 years of industry experience in the specific Expert Level topic.

Software Testing Micro-Credentials

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Micro-Credentials

Not sure which ISTQB Certification to choose after ISTQB Foundation Level? Our exam provider AT*SQA offers software testing micro-credentials on focused software testing topics such as Test Automation, Cybersecurity Testing, DevOps Testing, Testing Using the Cloud, API Testing, and more. These software testing micro-credentials are an easy way to explore a topic to see if you find it interesting. After earning your micro-credential, you’ll have confidence and a head start on your next ISTQB Certification such as ISTQB Test Automation Engineering, ISTQB Security Testing, ISTQB Test Analyst, and ISTQB Technical Test Analyst.

Software Testing Micro-Credentials


Pre-requisites: None