What is ISTQB Foundation Level Certification?

ISTQB Foundation Level Certification is the introductory ISTQB certification. It ensures that those involved in software quality are using the same software testing terms and principles.

Is ISTQB Foundation Level Certification a prerequisite for other certifications?

ISTQB Foundation Level certification is the first ISTQB certification that you can take. It is required before you take any other ISTQB certification exams.

Does ISTQB Foundation Level certification from ASTQB work in my country?

Yes, when you take your ISTQB Foundation Level exam through ASTQB and our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA, your ISTQB certification is valid in and accepted in every country globally.

Do employers want ISTQB Foundation Certification when they hire software testers?

Companies post jobs requesting ISTQB Foundation Level Certification all of the time. In fact, there have been a record number of U.S. job postings requesting ISTQB certification. Employers want employees to have ISTQB Foundation Level Certification because it provides a common set of testing terms and software QA principles that make their testing teams more efficient since they communicate and collaborate better. Note that employers will want you to have more ISTQB certifications as you move up, but ISTQB Foundation Level is the first, most common request by U.S. employers.

How do I pass the ISTQB Foundation exam?

To pass the ISTQB Foundation Level exam, start by downloading the free ISTQB syllabi, practice exams, and glossary here. You can self-study or take software testing training to prepare for your ISTQB Foundation exam. We recommend you read these tips on how to pass the ISTQB Foundation Level exam before you start studying.

How do I take the ISTQB Foundation Leve exam?

You will take the ISTQB Foundation exam online at a test center or you can take it online at home. If you have 5 or more people taking ISTQB exams at once, you can also take it on-site at your company. See the options for taking the ISTQB Foundation Level exam.

What is the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™?

It is the official list used by U.S. employers to check for ISTQB certifications. It is the only complete, authoritative listing of ISTQB certifications issued by us, ASTQB, because we are ISTQB’s official American board.

How can I get on both the ISTQB successful candidate register and the Official U.S. List for ISTQB?

The only way to appear on both the ISTQB successful candidate register and the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ is to register for your ISTQB exam through us, ASTQB, and our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA.

How do I register for the ISTQB Foundation exam?

Register for your ISTQB exam here through ASTQB or register for your ISTQB exam through our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA.

Does ISTQB Foundation Level certification count toward my Testing Tiers™ ranking?

Yes, you will be awarded points toward your Testing Tiers™ software tester ranking by taking your ISTQB Foundation Level exam through ASTQB and AT*SQA. Note that you must take your ISTQB exams through ASTQB and/or AT*SQA to earn points – these are the only organizations authorized to award Testing Tiers™ points in the U.S. and globally.