Software Testing Training Course Providers

Software Testing Training

Software testing training can help you prepare for the ISTQB exam, build your testing skills, and even build your professional network.

Should you take a software testing training class? We asked a certified tester who is now a successful test manager, and he answered “Yes.” Here are 3 reasons for his answer:

  1. You’ll gain additional testing insights from the instructor as he or she covers the material. “This will help you not only pass the exam, but become more of an advanced level tester.”
  2. You’ll understand the concepts so you can apply them at work. “I really needed the instructor to demonstrate to me how this really works in the real world.”
  3. You’ll interact with other testers, sharing experiences and building relationships. “There are people that I went to classes with back in the day that even today we still exchange emails now and then. We still have that professional relationship, which is really good.”

ASTQB recommends that you prepare for the ASTQB and ISTQB exams by utilizing an ASTQB-accredited training provider – see the list below. We cannot confirm the accuracy or authenticity of other, non-accredited online test preparation sites or materials.

An ASTQB-accredited software testing training course offers you these advantages:

  • The training course is shown to thoroughly cover the content in the syllabus / body of knowledge for a given certification, helping to adequately prepare you for the exam.
  • The training course typically contains a high number of practical exercises, making it useful for your real-world testing challenges.
  • The training courses with a check mark in the “Proficiency Distinction” column will give you extra recognition because you will earn ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™ – something that sets you apart when it comes to jobs and promotions.

See the list of accredited software testing training provider below. Also below are answers to frequently asked questions regarding software testing training and education.

SOFTWARE TESTING COURSE PROVIDERS

FOUNDATION LEVEL CERTIFICATION
ASTQB-ACCREDITED SOFTWARE TESTING TRAINING COURSE PROVIDERS
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ALP INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
5425 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 600
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-3588 USA
301-654-9200
Fax 301-654-9203
info@alpi.com
http://www.alpi.com
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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION, INC.
PO Box 5488
Cary, NC 27512
877-800-5221
info@aspeinc.com
http://www.aspeinc.com
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COVEROS (Formerly SQE TRAINING)
4000 Legato Road, Suite 1100
Fairfax, Virginia 22033 USA
929-777-8102
clientsupport@coveros.com
http://training.coveros.com
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LEARNING TREE INTERNATIONAL
13650 Dulles Technology Drive, Suite 400
Herndon, VA
800-THE-TREE (800-843-8733)
info@learningtree.com
www.learningtree.com
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NOPMARK CONSULTING, LLC
11040 Bollinger Canyon Road. Suite E-945
San Ramon, CA 94582
925-230-9911
info@nopmark.com
http://www.nopmark.com
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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
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RED ROCK RESEARCH, INC.
14284 S. Elsbrook Circle
Draper UT 84020 USA
801-636-0043
Contact@redrockresearch.com www.redrockresearch.com
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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
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SOFTWARE TESTING COURSE PROVIDERS ACCREDITED BY OTHER ISTQB BOARDS
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ONLINE
COVEROS (Formerly SQE TRAINING)
4000 Legato Road, Suite 1100
Fairfax, Virginia 22033 USA
929-777-8102
clientsupport@coveros.com
http://training.coveros.com
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iLAB
111 Monument Circle, Suite 882
Indianapolis IN 46204
317-218-3258
info@ilabquality.com
http://www.ilabquality.com
(Accredited by SASTQB)
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SQS SOFTWARE QUALITY SYSTEMS USA, INC. 1548 Bond Road
Naperville IL 60563
630-357-9000 Stergios Boucouras www.sqs.com/portal/training/en/us/
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What is ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™?
ASTQB Proficiency Distinction is a special, elevated form of certification given by ASTQB which recognizes that you have taken your certification to a higher level by attending and participating in a highly interactive ASTQB accredited training course as part of your certification preparation.

Agile Certification
ASTQB-ACCREDITED SOFTWARE TESTING COURSE PROVIDERS
PUBLIC
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ONLINE
NOPMARK CONSULTING, LLC
11040 Bollinger Canyon Road. Suite E-945
San Ramon, CA 94582
925-230-9911
info@nopmark.com
www.nopmark.com
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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
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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
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SOFTWARE TESTING COURSE PROVIDERS LICENSED BY AN ACCREDITED TRAINING PROVIDER
PUBLIC
ONSITE
ONLINE
ALP INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
5425 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 600
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-3588 USA
301-654-9200
Fax 301-654-9203
info@alpi.com
http://www.alpi.com
(Licensed by Grove Consulting through UKTB)
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ASTQB Mobile Certification 
ASTQB-ACCREDITED SOFTWARE TESTING COURSE PROVIDERS
PUBLIC
ONSITE
ONLINE
COVEROS (Formerly SQE TRAINING)
4000 Legato Road, Suite 1100
Fairfax, Virginia 22033 USA
929-777-8102
clientsupport@coveros.com
http://training.coveros.com
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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
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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
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SOFTWARE TESTING COURSE PROVIDERS LICENSED BY AN ACCREDITED TRAINING PROVIDER
PUBLIC
ONSITE
ONLINE
ALP INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
5425 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 600
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-3588 USA
301-654-9200
Fax 301-654-9203
info@alpi.com
http://www.alpi.com
(Licensed by Planit through ASTQB)
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GTB Usability Tester Certification 
ASTQB-ACCREDITED SOFTWARE TESTING COURSE PROVIDERS
PUBLIC
ONSITE
ONLINE
ALP INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
5425 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 600
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-3588 USA
301-654-9200
Fax 301-654-9203
info@alpi.com
http://www.alpi.com
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IQBBA Business Analyst Certification 
ASTQB-ACCREDITED SOFTWARE TESTING COURSE PROVIDERS
PUBLIC
ONSITE
ONLINE
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
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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
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ADVANCED LEVEL CERTIFICATION – see types next to each training provider
ASTQB-ACCREDITED SOFTWARE TESTING COURSE PROVIDERS
PUBLIC
ONSITE
ONLINE
ALP INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
(Test Automation Engineer)

5425 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 600
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-3588 USA
301-654-9200
Fax 301-654-9203
info@alpi.com
http://www.alpi.com
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RBCS (Test Analyst, Test Manager, Technical Test Analyst, Test Automation Engineer and Security Tester)
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
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RICE CONSULTING SERVICES, INC. (Security Tester)
P.O. Box 892003
Oklahoma City, OK 73189
405-691-8075
Fax 405-691-1441
webrequest@riceconsulting.com
www.riceconsulting.com
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COVEROS (Formerly SQE TRAINING)
4000 Legato Road, Suite 1100
Fairfax, Virginia 22033 USA
929-777-8102
clientsupport@coveros.com
http://training.coveros.com
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SOFTWARE TESTING COURSE PROVIDERS ACCREDITED BY OTHER ISTQB BOARDS
PUBLIC
ONSITE
ONLINE
iLAB (Test Manager, Test Analyst, Tech Test Analyst)
111 Monument Circle, Suite 882
Indianapolis IN 46204
317-218-3258
info@ilabquality.com
http://www.ilabquality.com
(Accredited by SASTQB)
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PROCESSWORKS PTE. LTD. (Test Manager, Test Analyst)
100 Jalan Sultan
09-05 Sultan Plaza
Singapore
www.processworksgroup.com
(Accredited by UKTB)
SQS SOFTWARE QUALITY SYSTEMS USA, INC.
1548 Bond Road
Naperville IL 60563
630-357-9000
Stergios Boucouras
www.sqs.com/portal/training/en/us/
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SOFTWARE TESTING COURSE PROVIDERS LICENSED BY AN ACCREDITED TRAINING PROVIDER
PUBLIC
ONSITE
ONLINE
ALP INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
(Test Analyst, Test Manager, and Technical Test Analyst)

5425 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 600
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-3588 USA
301-654-9200
Fax 301-654-9203
info@alpi.com
http://www.alpi.com
(Licensed by Grove Consulting through UKTB)
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RICE CONSULTING SERVICES, INC.
(Test Analyst, Test Manager, Technical Test Analyst, and Test Automation Engineer)
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)
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EXPERT LEVEL CERTIFICATION – see types next to each training provider
ASTQB-ACCREDITED SOFTWARE TESTING COURSE PROVIDERS
PUBLIC
ONSITE
ONLINE
RBCS
(Expert Test Management – Strategic Test Manager)
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
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Frequently asked questions about software testing training courses

How does a course become accredited?

Software testing training companies that offer ISTQB certification compliant courses must first undergo an application process. Three members of the ASTQB review their course materials regarding coverage of the ISTQB certification 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 software testing training 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 software testing training course cost?

That depends on the software testing 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 software testing training 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 software testing training provider is actually ISTQB accredited?

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

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

Follow the above links to the software testing training company’s own website to find their most up-to-date schedule.


Accreditation

How can I become an accredited software testing 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 software testing training provider?

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

What does the ASTQB do for an accredited software testing 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).

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