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Sunset date for the 2018 Foundation Syllabus Announced

Sunset date for the 2018 Foundation Syllabus (version 3.1) is 9th May 2024 for English, 9th November 2024 for non-English.

Version 4.0 (2023)  Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL 4.0) fully replaces the version 3.1 Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL 2018) as of May 9th 2023.  There is a period of 12 months where both syllabus and exams will co-exist in order to allow training providers and exam providers to transition to the new syllabus.

What does this mean to you?

Please ensure that any Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) training you are taking, either via a training provider or via self-study is based upon the 2023 CTFL Syllabus that was released on the 9th May 2023.

The 2018 CTFL Syllabus and associated exams will not be available after the 9th May 2024 for English, 9th November 2024 for non-English.

If you would like any more information or details, please message us on the chat box.

Will ISTQB qualifications be recognised in the EU after Brexit?

Will ISTQB qualifications be recognised in the EU after Brexit?

Yes, ISTQB qualifications issued from the UK and Ireland Testing Board (UKITB) accredited exam partners (BCS or iSQI) will continue to be recognised in the EU and worldwide after Brexit.

There will be no change to the status of certificates issued prior to Brexit.

 

Sunset date for the 2011 Foundation Syllabus is June 4th 2019

The 2018 Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL 2018) fully replaces the 2011 Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL 2011) as of June 4th 2019.  There has been a period of 12 months where both syllabus and exams have co-existed in order to allow training providers and exam providers to transition to the new syllabus.

What does this mean to you?

Please ensure that any Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) training you are taking, either via a training provider or via self study is based upon the 2018 CTFL Syllabus that was released on the 4th June 2018.

The 2011 CTFL Syllabus and associated exams will not be available after the 4th June 2019.

If you would like any more information or details, please contact us.

How to add your details to the Successful Candidate Register (SCR)

ISTQB® have implemented a fully searchable Successful Candidate Register.

You can search the register to verify a certificate. Certificate holders meeting the search criteria will be listed with an anonymised certificate number, meaning some digits are replaced by ***. This feature allows UKITB and ISTQB® to protect the certificate number from being misused but gives enough information to verify a certificate number that an individual has provided.

Inclusion in the register is voluntary so not all certificate holders will be included. The register is updated regularly but please allow some time for your details to appear – if you have any concerns please contact your certificate issuer.

BCS LogoiSQI LogoIndividuals holding an ISTQB® certification before the launch of the Successful Candidate Register may not yet be listed, please contact the Exam Provider, either BCS or iSQI who issued your certificate for information on how to be added (note: terms and conditions may vary by exam provider).

If you would like to withdraw or amend your information from the register please contact the Exam Provider, either BCS or iSQI who issued your certificate.

Employment & Certificate Screening

If you need to undertake pre-employment and certificate screening on behalf of a client and have been asked to confirm that a candidate has obtained a professional qualification through the UKITB, you will need to contact the Exam Body that conducted the examination on behalf of the UKITB.

You can contact the exam partners for more details:

BCS Certification Information
Tel: + 44 (0)1793 417655
Email: customerservice@bcs.uk

iSQI Certification Information
Tel: + 44 (0) 118 9000 700
Email: customersupport@isqi.org

CTEL Test Management & CTEL Improving the Test Process

The UK and Ireland Testing Board partner with a number of training providers to provide English certifications to the UK Market.

In the UK the demand for the Expert training and exams has not been high. Our training providers have decided not to develop the courses as they are expensive courses to develop until or unless the demand increases. There are training providers who do conduct the training in English, please search https://www.istqb.org/istqb-where-you-are/find-a-training-provider.html for their details.

How do I find a location to take an exam?

The UK and Ireland Testing Board partner with both BCS and iSQI for exam provision.  Both exam providers deliver online exams as well as public exams and onsite exams when training taken with an accredited training provider.

You can find the closest online exam centre to you via the PearsonVue website and search for our Exam Partners (BCS or iSQI) and then click on:

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Alternatively, you can click the images below to be linked directly to each companies profile on Pearson Vue.BCS Logo
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How do I take an exam?

The UK and Ireland Testing Board has partnered with BCS and iSQI to provide UKITB examinations in the UK.

Both BCS and iSQI can provide exams on site via an accredited training provider, online via Pearson Vue and through public exam sittings.

For more details and how to register for each type and level (Foundation, Advanced, Expert) of exam can be found at via our exam partners:

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