ASTQB-Accredited ISTQB Training Course Providers

Below are the providers of accredited training courses that you may find helpful in preparation for the ISTQB software tester certification exam. Also below are answers to frequently asked questions regarding training and education.

FOUNDATION LEVEL
ASTQB-ACCREDITED TRAINING COURSE PROVIDERS

PUBLIC
ONSITE
ONLINE
VPP
ALP INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
4350 East-West Hwy. Suite 550
Bethesda, MD 20814 USA
301-654-9200
Fax 301-654-9203
info@alpi.com
http://www.alpi.com
 
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION, INC.
PO Box 5488
Cary, NC 27512
877-800-5221
info@aspeinc.com
http://www.aspeinc.com
 
LEARNING TREE INTERNATIONAL
400 N. Continental Blvd., Suite 200
El Segundo, CA  90245
800-THE-TREE (800-843-8733)
www.learningtree.com
RBCS
31520 Beck Road
Bulverde, Texas 78163 USA
830-438-4830
Toll Free 866-438-4830
Fax 830-438-4831
info@rbcs-us.com
www.rbcs-us.com
RICE CONSULTING SERVICES, INC.
P.O. Box 892003
Oklahoma City, OK 73189
405-691-8075
Fax 405-691-1441
webrequest@riceconsulting.com
www.riceconsulting.com
SOFTWARE QUALITY ENGINEERING, INC.
340 Corporate Way, Suite 300
Orange Park, Florida 32073 USA
904-278-0524
Toll Free: 888-268-8770
Fax 904-278-4380
sqeinfo@sqe.com
http://www.sqetraining.com
VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY ONLINE
Office of Continuing Studies
800 Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085 USA
800-571-4938
Fax: 1-800-497-3421
info@VillanovaU.com
http://www.VillanovaU.com
COURSE PROVIDERS ACCREDITED BY OTHER ISTQB BOARDS
PUBLIC
ONSITE
ONLINE
VPP
SQS SOFTWARE QUALITY SYSTEMS USA, INC.
1548 Bond Road
Naperville IL 60563
630-357-9000
Stergios Boucouras
www.sqs.com/portal/training/en/us/
COURSE PROVIDERS LICENSED BY AN ACCCREDITED TRAINING PROVIDER
PUBLIC
ONSITE
ONLINE
VPP
BAMSOL Cross Services (in Latin American Spanish)
Caracas, Venezuela
+ 58212 762.4440
kimberley.rendon@bamsol.com
www.bamsol.com
(Licensed by RBCS through the French Testing Board)
BUSINESS INNOVATIONS (in Latin American Spanish)
Avenida Landivar 205
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
+59133397145
www.businessinnova.com
info@businessinnova.com
(Licensed by RBCS through ASTQB)
TCT COMPUTING GROUP, INC.
4520 Berger Road, Suite 101
Columbia, MD 21046
410-893-5800
Fax 919-803-4010
info@tctcomputing.com
www.tctcomputing.com
(Licensed by Grove Consulting through UKTB)
ADVANCED LEVEL
ASTQB-ACCREDITED COURSE PROVIDERS
PUBLIC
ONSITE
ONLINE
VPP
RBCS (Test Analyst, Test Manager and Technical Test Analyst)
31520 Beck Road
Bulverde, Texas 78163 USA
830-438-4830
Toll Free 866-438-4830
Fax 830-438-4831
info@rbcs-us.com
www.rbcs-us.com
SOFTWARE QUALITY ENGINEERING, INC. (Test Analyst, Test Manager and Technical Test Analyst – TTA available on-site only)
340 Corporate Way, Suite 300
Orange Park, Florida 32073 USA
904-278-0524
Toll Free: 888-268-8770
Fax 904-278-4380
sqeinfo@sqe.com
http://www.sqetraining.com
COURSE PROVIDERS ACCREDITED BY OTHER ISTQB BOARDS
PUBLIC
ONSITE
ONLINE
VPP
SQS SOFTWARE QUALITY SYSTEMS USA, INC.
1548 Bond Road
Naperville IL 60563
630-357-9000
Stergios Boucouras
www.sqs.com/portal/training/en/us/
COURSE PROVIDERS LICENSED BY AN ACCREDITED TRAINING PROVIDER
PUBLIC
ONSITE
ONLINE
VPP
ALP INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
(Test Analyst, Test Manager and Technical Test Analyst)

4350 East-West Hwy. Suite 550
Bethesda, MD 20814 USA
301-654-9200
Fax 301-654-9203
info@alpi.com
http://www.alpi.com
(Licensed by RBCS through ASTQB)
BUSINESS INNOVATIONS (in Latin American Spanish)
Avenida Landivar 205
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
+59133397145
www.businessinnova.com
info@businessinnova.com
(Licensed by RBCS through ASTQB)
RICE CONSULTING SERVICES, INC.
(Test Analyst, Test Manager and Technical Test Analyst)
P.O. Box 892003
Oklahoma City, OK 73189
405-691-8075
Fax 405-691-1441
webrequest@riceconsulting.com
www.riceconsulting.com
(Licensed by Grove Consulting through UKTB)

 

Frequently asked questions about software testing training

How does a course become accredited?

Training companies that offer ISTQB compliant courses must first undergo an application process. Three members of the ASTQB review their course materials regarding coverage of the ISTQB syllabus. This ensures that someone taking a course with this company has a reasonable chance to pass the exam. The ASTQB also requires that courses be taught by an ISTQB Certified Tester. Other factors, such as experience in training of software professionals and experience in testing, the provision of adequate facilities, and documentation of quality assurance procedures within the applicant’s company, also influence the ASTQB’s decision on accreditation.


Are all the courses offered identical?

No. Although the syllabus outlines the areas to be covered, it neither prescribes depth nor a specific ordering of the material. The ASTQB does not offer courses or sell course materials to training companies. One major principle of the program, the separation of exam/certification administration from teaching, ensures choice and competition on the training level.


How much does an ISTQB-compliant course cost?

That depends on the training company you choose. Since all accredited training companies operate independently, their pricing will vary. One of the core principles of the ISTQB certification program is to ensure competition at the training level, so please shop around.


Do I have to take a course in order to take the exam?

No. The ASTQB will administer the exam independent of any courses. You may take the exam at any of the locations published on the ASTQB website. Courses can be taken to prepare for the exam, and ISTQB compliant courses are being offered by ISTQB accredited training providers. In this case, the ASTQB will send a representative to administer the exam directly following the course per an agreement it has with ISTQB accredited training companies.


How can I verify whether a training provider is actually ISTQB accredited?

By checking whether or not that training company is listed above.


Where can I find information on courses offered by ISTQB accredited training providers?

ISTQB accredited training providers may submit the dates and locations of their ISTQB compliant courses to the ASTQB, which publishes them on its website. Also, follow the links on the ASTQB’s website to the company’s own website to find their most up-to-date schedule.


Accreditation

How can I become an accredited training provider?

Please refer to our guidelines on accreditation by downloading the Training Provider & Course Accreditation Regulations & Submission Form packet.


How much does it cost to become an accredited training provider?

Please refer to the Training Provider & Course Accreditation Regulations & Submission Form packet. If you are applying for Agile Extension accreditation, please also see the Agile Extension accreditation guidelines.


What does the ASTQB do for an accredited training provider?

If a training company has been accredited by the ASTQB, the ASTQB will include it in its general marketing effort. The ASTQB presents itself at conventions and will identify you as an accredited training provider. ASTQB will put your company brochure on display at its booth. Accredited training companies are listed on the ASTQB website and linked to from there. Above all, however, the ASTQB will always send a representative to administer an exam at your training location (restrictions apply).