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.


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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ISTQB® Glossary Re-platformed

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ISTQB® have recently re-platformed the Glossary App, the app can now be found at http://glossary.istqb.org

Contributions to the glossary have been received from testing communities throughout the world. The ISTQB® Glossary is used as a reference source for the ISTQB® software testing qualification scheme.

The app presents concepts, terms and definitions designed to aid communication in (software) testing and related disciplines.

The glossary of testing and related terms is used as a reference for all syllabi at Foundation, Advanced and Expert level.

Are BCS ISEB Practitioner Certificates recognised by the ISTQB?

BCS (ISEB) Practitioner certificates earned by passing an exam taken no later than March 31, 2008 [ under the original BCS practitioner programme] are treated as equivalent to and Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) - Full, this covers the Advanced Test Manager, Advanced Test Analyst, and Advanced Technical Test Analyst certificates earned against the ISTQB CTAL Advanced Syllabus 2007.
Please refer to the full statement in pages 3-4 of the: Advanced Syllabus 2007 Release Plan

Counterfeit Certificate Warning!

The popularity and recognition of the ISTQB® scheme world-wide has become so high, that counterfeit certificates have now been found in circulation.

To verify the authenticity of your ISTQB® certificate or ISTQB® Exam Provider, or if you are suspicious about the way any training or exams are conducted, please contact the UK and Ireland Testing Board, providing details of the certificate and of the Exam / Training Provider.