In the ISTQB® Certified Tester scheme, the elements “training”,”examination” and “syllabus defnition” are organized independently of each other. This ensures the highest possible quality and neutrality at every level of the training scheme.
Exams for the different Certified Tester training levels are offered and delivered by neutral exam providers (certification bodies) that have been appointed and authorized by the GTB. Each of the approved exam providers is obliged to fulfill and implement the certification guidelines and processes specified by the GTB and ISTQB®. It has become best practice that students are offered an optional CTFL exam for acquiring the ISTQB® certificate as a supplement to the examinations of their universities. The GTB supports students financially in acquiring this certification (see Refund of examination fees).
For course dates and exam fees, please refer to the respective exam providers’ homepages.
GTB-authorized and appointed exam providers currently are as follows: