FAQ

Frequently asked questions

  • What is the cost of the exam?
    • S$299.00 for the Certified Tester Foundation Level Exam (CTFL).
    • S$299.00 for the Certified Tester Foundation Level – Agile Tester Extension Exam(CTFL-AT).
    • S$349.00 for the Certified Tester Advanced Level Exam for Test Analyst (CTAL).
    • S$349.00 for the Certified Tester Advanced Level Exam for Test Manager (CTAM).
  • Do you accept cash?
    No, we do not accept cash. We only accept Cheque or Cashier’s Order payment.
  • How long until I get my exam results?
    Results of your exam will get three weeks from the date of exam.
  • How long till I get the certification?
    The certification will take up to two months from date of exam.
  • Do you have sample exams?
    No, we do not provide sample exams.
  • What is the exam format?
    Foundation Level Syllabus examination consists of 40 multiple choice questions to be completed in one hour time frame.
  • Are there any pre-requisites to take an ISTQB® exam?
    The Foundation Level Core exam has no pre-requisites. Preparation on the syllabus topics (obtained either through attending a course provided by an accredited Training Provider, and/or through self-study) is recommended.To take a specialist exam, as well as the Foundation Level Agile Tester exam, the candidate must hold a Foundation Level Core certificate, obtained by passing the Foundation Level Core exam. The possession of the Foundation Level Core Certificate may have to be proven by the candidate. Your local ISTQB® Member Board, or Exam Provider may allow you to take the Foundation Level Core exam on the same day as the specialist exam. Please talk to your local ISTQB® Member Board or Exam Provider to find out if they offer this option.

    To take an Advanced Level exam (Core or Specialist), the candidate must hold the relevant Foundation Level Certificate (Core or Specialist) obtained by passing the relevant Foundation Level exam. The possession of the Foundation Level Certificate may have to be proven by the candidate. ISTQB® also recommends practical experience before taking any advanced exam.To take the Expert Level exam, the candidate must hold the appropriate Advanced Level Certificate as stated for that specific Expert Level exam.

    For the currently released Expert syllabi (“Improving the test process” and “Test Manager”) the Advanced Level Test Manager certificate is required. Required certificates for Expert Level are shown in the “Expert Level Module Overview” document. ISTQB® also recommends at least 7 years of practical experience.