ISTQB® Certified Tester exams

The exams guarantee you a worldwide standardised and comparable certification.

ISTQB®/SAQ Certified Tester Foundation Level

The exams guarantees you a worldwide standardised and comparable certification.

  • The exam is a written multiple-choice questionnaire that lasts 60 minutes. At least 65% of the maximum number of points is required to pass the exam.
  • The result can be found out immediately after the test.
  • The exam can be completed in German, French or English

The basis for the exam questions is the internationally standardised curriculum. There are two ways to take an exam:

  • at a training organisation (with or without course).
  • You can obtain the relevant exam dates directly from the training provider.
  • at the SAQ office in Bern
    We offer exams for individuals or small groups (maximum five persons). You can agree exam dates directly with us via email or by telephone (+41 31 330 99 14).

SAQ Personnel Certification is responsible for organising and evaluating the exam. The written confirmation of the result will be issued 10 to 15 working days after the exam.

For a certification, the attendance of courses is not mandatory, though recommended.

ISTQB®/SAQ Certified Tester Agile Extension Foundation Level

The exam is a written multiple-choice questionnaire (40 questions) that lasts 60 minutes. At least 65% of the maximum number of points is required to pass the exam. The basis for the exam questions is the curriculum

The exam can be completed in German or English. Prerequisite for participation is the Foundation Level certificate. There are two ways to take an exam:

  • at a training organisation (with - or without course).
    You can obtain the relevant exam dates directly from the training provider 
  • at the SAQ office in Bern
    We offer exams for individuals or small groups (maximum five persons). You can agree exam dates directly with us via email or by telephone (+41 31 330 99 14).

SAQ Personnel Certification is responsible for organising and evaluating the exam. The written confirmation of the result will be issued 10 to 15 working days after the exam.

For a certification, the attendance of courses is not mandatory, though recommended.

You can find a sample exam for your individual exam preparation here.

ISTQB®/SAQ Certified Tester Advanced Level (TA, TTA, TM)

Test Manager / Test Analyst / Technical Test Analyst

  • The exams comprise a written multiple-choice questionnaire that lasts 180 minutes (TA, TM) or 120 minutes (TTA). At least 65% of the maximum number of points is required to pass the exam.
  • The result will be announced in writing 10 to 15 working days after the exam.
  • The exam can be completed in German, French or English.

There are two ways to take an exam:

  • at a training organisation (with or without course).
    You can obtain the relevant exam dates directly from the training provider.
  • at the SAQ office in Bern
    We offer exams for individuals or small groups (maximum five persons). You can agree exam dates directly with us via email or by telephone (+41 31 330 99 14).

SAQ Personnel Certification is responsible for organising and evaluating the exam. The written confirmation of the result will be issued 10 to 15 working days after the exam.

For a certification, the attendance of courses is not mandatory, though recommended.

You can find sample examsfor your individual exam preparation here.