There are two possibilities to take an examination:

  1. directly after the training course at your training course offerers
  2. directly, without previuos training, with one of our certification agencies: iSQI GmbH and SAQ

Basis for the examination is the international syllabus.

Foundation Level:

  • The examination is held as a multiple choice test with a duration of 60 minutes.
  • To pass 65% of the maximum points are needed.
  • The result can be obtained directly after the exam.

Advanced Level 2012:

  • The examination is held as a multiple choice test.
  • The time allowed for each examination is based on the number and K-level of questions required for that module.
    If the candidate’s native language is not the examination language, the candidate is allowed an additional 25%.
  • To pass 65% of the maximum points are needed.
Number of questions
Exam Length
(in minutes)
Exam Length
+ 25%
(in minutes)
Advanced Test Manager 65 180 225
Advanced Test Analyst 60 180 225
Advanced Technical Test Analyst 45 120 150


It is adviced to take a training course at a certified training course provider. It is possible though to take the examination for the Certified Software Tester Foundation Level and Advanced Level without having to take a training course.

Prerequisite for the admission to an Advanced Level exam is a Foundation Level certificate and at least 18 months of testing experience.


Please contact a training provider or one of our certification agencies.


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