The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) is a non-profit association formed with the following objectives:

  • To create and develop certificates recognized throughout the world, issued to participants who want to obtain the certificates of "ISTQB® Certified Tester" after passing examinations on software tests

  • To support this unique, universally accepted, certification system, managed by software and system test professionals

  • To provide syllabuses whose content changes with time to reflect technical and professional developments

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  The qualifications are based on a glossary of terms and a number of syllabi, whose contents have been successfully used by thousands of organizations worldwide.

The diagram below summarizes the existing qualifications and the associated syllabi, as of March 2014.