ISTQB® Foundation

Certified Tester Foundation Level - Agile Tester (CTFL-AT)

Certified Tester Foundation Level - Agile Tester

Agile testing is a relatively new approach to software testing that follows the principles of agile software development as outlined in the Agile Manifesto.

A tester on an Agile project will work differently than one working on a traditional project. Testers must understand the values and principles that underpin Agile projects, and how testers are an integral part of a whole-team approach together with developers and business representatives.

There is a lot of confusion concerning agile testing – which means there’s an educational opportunity as well. The Agile Extension will give the tester the knowledge to be part of agile testing teams and achieve high performance.

Exam Structure

Extra time is available for candidates who are not sitting the exam in their native language. To request extra time, please indicate this on the exam registration form.

Number of Questions Format Duration Validity
40 Multiple Choice 60 Minutes Lifetime
Price Pass Mark Extra Time (non-native) Prerequisite
SGD 299 65% 25% None


Candidates who have achieved the Foundation Level certification.

  • Collaborate within a cross-functional Agile team.
  • Familiar with the principles and fundamental practices of Agile software development.
  • Adapt their existing testing experience and knowledge to align with Agile values and principles.
  • Provide valuable support to the Agile team in planning and executing test-related activities.
  • Apply appropriate testing methods and techniques tailored to the Agile project environment.
  • Assist the Agile team in test automation initiatives.
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to define clearly defined and testable user stories, scenarios, requirements, and acceptance criteria.
  • Effectively communicate and share information with fellow team members, utilizing appropriate communication styles and channels.

Entry Criteria

To gain this certification, candidates must hold the Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate.

Time Bonus

  • Non-Native-Speaker can ask for 25% extra time (time bonus) in ISTQB exams.
  • In case of Foundation Level the extra time is 15 minutes (25% on 60 minutes exam time). So you have 75 minutes to answer your exam.
  • To get a time bonus it is necessary to fill in and send back the Application form for non-native-speaker time bonus at least 2 working days before the exam.
  • The certification authority will always check if your application has been filled correctly and if you are allowed to get the time bonus.
  • During the exam (or directly before the exam) it is not possible to get time bonus.
  • Also after the exam it is not possible anymore to re-open your exam to get time bonus.

You can download the Application form for time bonus here.


Download the documents below to provide you with more information about the structure of the exam.