ISTQB Software Testing Certification Exam Registration

Examination Fees

  • The cost of the Foundation Level exam is US $250.
  • Each of the Advanced Level exams is US $200.
  • Most options are eligible for discounts through ASTQB’s Volume Purchase Program.
  • GI Bill:  ASTQB’s Foundation and Advanced Level ISTQB exams have been approved for student reimbursement for veterans. See the GI Bill page for more information.

Register now for a certification exam using one of the options below:

Via a Kryterion Exam Center

More Details and Instructions

After you receive your account confirmation email with your login and password, you may then return to the above link, login and begin the registration process.

If you wish to take a Foundation Level exam, click the “Register for an Examination” link. During the registration process, you will be given an opportunity to select your testing center. After choosing a testing center, navigate to the desired date and select your seating time. Follow the rest of the screen prompts from that point forward.

If you wish to take an Advanced Level exam after creating your account, you must first submit proof of CTFL certification and a resume and/or employer verification of 3 years experience to In the cover email, the examinee must state that the information contained in the resume or employer verification is accurate and complete to the best of his/her ability.

Once we receive your documentation, you will receive an email that your qualification has been accepted and you can now log back in, follow the above instructions and go to “Register for an Examination”. If you have already qualified for Advanced Level exams, email with a request to access the online Advanced Level exam system.

Select your date and time for the CTFL or CTAL exam carefully! There is a $75 fee for cancellation within 4 business days of your exam, and no exams can be rescheduled except through ASTQB Headquarters via email request to Note that if you must reschedule, the first rescheduling will be done as a courtesy unless it is within 4 business days of your exam, but all subsequent rescheduling will incur a $50 fee.


Via an Accredited Training Provider Course


Onsite at Your Company

  • If you have three or more examinees for the Foundation, Advanced or Expert Level exams, or any combination to be administered at the same time, you may have ASTQB come to your site to administer the exam.
  • To learn more, contact ASTQB headquarters at
  • This option is eligible for discounts through ASTQB’s Volume Purchase Program.


At Your College or University

  • ASTQB offers a 50% discount on the exam fee to institutions of higher education that teach the ISTQB software tester certification syllabus and glossary and wish to certify their students as CTFLs. By participating, the instructor agrees to secure an unpaid Proctor and administer the certification exam.
  • For further information, instructors should contact ASTQB Headquarters at