ISTQB Software Testing Certification Exam Registration

Examination Fees

  • The cost of the Foundation Level exam is US $250.
  • The cost of the Foundation Level Extension – Agile Tester exam is US $150.
  • The cost of the ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester exam is US $150.
  • Each of the Advanced Level exams is US $200.
  • Each of the Expert Level exams is US $375.
  • Foundation and advanced exams are discountable through the 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:

  • We offer proctored ISTQB and IQBBA certification electronic exams globally.
  • See the list of exam center locations (opens new window). After you have reviewed the exam center locations, close that window and return to this page, registering using the link below directly below to create an account.
  • When you are ready to register, create an account on ASTQB Exam Registration site. Once your account is created you can choose your exam from the catalog and choose the center you want to test at, then choose the time you want to start. If you just want to see where you can take the test and when, simply select the exam and the center but don’t proceed to the checkout until you are ready. Some exams require qualification as shown below.


More Details and Instructions – Important for Agile and Advanced

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 a Foundation Level Extension – Agile Tester exam, after creating your account, contact ASTQB Headquarters at so we can verify the CTFL certification and then allow access to the Agile exam. Send us your name as it appears on your ASTQB CTFL certificate. (If your CTFL is not from ASTQB, then you must send a copy of your CTFL certificate.)
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 exams carefully! There is a $75 fee for a reschedule or cancellation within 72 hours of your exam. To reschedule or cancel your exam, log in to your account at the ASTQB Exam Registration site, and click on “Registrations” on the left side, then “Details” in the middle showing your schedule. At the bottom of the page, buttons for “Reschedule” and “Cancel” will appear. If within 72 hours of your exam, the site will require your credit card for the $75 payment.

  • If you have three or more examinees for the Foundation, Agile, 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.

  • 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

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