UKITB Welcomes Masterfield Training Center

UKITB welcomes Masterfield Training Center as a new Accredited Training Provider in the UK and Ireland.

The Budapest-based, Hungarian training company is going to provide the following accredited ISTQB certification training:

As an active member of the Hungarian software testing community, Masterfield will participate in the Hungarian Software Testing Forum in October 2023, where visitors will be able to meet their colleagues in person.

For further information, please visit the following website:

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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.


UK and Ireland Testing Board

Following the passing of motion #18 at the recent ISTQB General Assembly in Berlin, the UK and Irish testing boards have merged to form a new regional UK and Ireland Testing Board. The new board will be registered as a company in the UK and called the UK and Ireland Testing Board (UKITB)

The UK is continuing to provide the main services as they onboard testing specialists from Ireland to fully represent the region.

During the transition the UKITB website will be updated and rebranded to reflect the wider regional role. The Irish Testing Board website has already been de-commissioned.

Training suppliers, exam providers and partners from Ireland will be migrated to the UKITB web site.

If you have any queries about the new board or how we can support you across the UK and Ireland, 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.

Certified Mobile App Tester

The UK and Ireland Testing Board are pleased to announce that they formally recommend the new iSQI Certified Mobile App Tester Certification, for more details check out the iSQI website.

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

iSQI Certification Information
Tel: + 44 (0) 118 9000 700

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 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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