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1. I gained my certification through another provider so how can my name be included on ANZTB's Certified Testers List?

Please fill out the form here and return it to our office.

2. I would like my certification to appear on the ISTQB® Successful Candidate Register on

If you gained your certification through the ANZTB, please complete the form and return it to The Register will appear on the ISTQB® website in December 2017.

3. How do I book an Expert exam?

The ANZTB can provide the Expert Test Manager series of exams. Please contact us at

4. Computer-based exams vs. ANZTB exams?

a) On successful completion of an ANZTB exam you will be automatically endorsed on ANZTB's Certified Testers List if you have requested this.
b) Taking an examination through a computer-based exam provider will not receive prompt and automated acknowledgement on the ANZTB website.
c) When you take your examination through the ANZTB we reinvest in the testing community by supporting your profession in your region.

5. What is the ISTQB®?

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) is a governing body for software testing. Their purpose is to support a single, universally accepted, international qualification scheme for software and system testing professionals, by providing the core syllabi and by setting guidelines for the exams which are set by the regional/national boards. The certificate is called "ISTQB® Certified Tester".  The contents of each syllabus are taught as courses by training providers that have been accredited by regional/national boards. Guidelines for accreditation are set by the ISTQB® so each accredited course is recognised by every regional/national board.  The ISTQB® is composed of representatives from each existing national board, such as the ANZTB and ISEB. Working parties within the ISTQB® are responsible for developing and maintaining the Foundation and Advanced Level syllabi. As with the ANZTB, all members are volunteers.

6. How does ISEB relate to ISTQB®?

The Information Systems Examining Board (ISEB) is the national examining board for the UK and is part of the British Computer Society.  ISEB created and managed a professional certification scheme for software testers several years before ISTQB® was formed. 

7. How do I postpone or cancel my exam?

Please email Postponements within 14 days before the scheduled exam incur a $30 + GST administration fee. Changes cannot be made 48 hours or less before the exam. Cancellations incur a $30 +GST administration fee.

8. What about ISTQB® training?

Some testers choose to self-study, however, investing in a course ensures a higher pass mark and a greater understanding of testing. Invest in your career today and contact one of our Accredited Training Providers

9. What is the exam fee?

• CTFL  ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level $300+GST
• CTFL-AT  ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level - Agile Tester $300+GST
• CTFL-MBT  ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level—Model-Based Tester $300+GST
• CTAL-TM  ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Manager $350+GST
• CTAL-TA  ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Analyst $350+GST
• CTAL-TTA  ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Technical Test Analyst $350+GST
• CTAL-SEC ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Security Tester $350+GST
• CTAL-TAE ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Automation Engineer $350+GST
• CTEL-TM-STM ISTQB® Certified Tester Expert Level: Test Management – Strategic Management $795+GST
• CTEL-TM-OTM ISTQB® Certified Tester Expert Level: Test Management – Operational Test Management  $795+GST
• CTEL-TM-MTT ISTQB® Certified Tester Expert Level: Test Management – Managing the Test Team $795+GST
• CMT  ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester $200+GST

10. What are the pass marks?

Foundation exam pass mark is 26 points out of 40 points.
Advanced exams pass mark is 65%.

11. Do the questions relate to the glossary as well as the syllabus, or do I only need to learn the syllabus?

Questions relate to the syllabus but the candidate will also need to study the glossary. 

12. When and how can I expect to receive my results?

Results are emailed within one week of the exam date. Certificates and letters are then posted from our office in New Zealand the following week. n.b. Advanced exam results take three weeks.

13. I have a disability

The ANZTB deal with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please indicate this at time of booking.

14. Who do I contact if I do not receive my result?

Please email for assistance.

15. If I fail, will ANZTB provide feedback on the areas needing attention?

Currently we do not have a policy or procedures in place to enable any feedback.

16. Does ANZTB supply sample questions?

Sample questions provided by the ISTQB are available on our Downloads page here

17. How do I get my certificate re-issued?

a) If there is an error on the certificate, the defective certificate is to be returned before a corrected certificate is issued. The cost of postage will be reimbursed to the customer.

b) If the error is due to incorrection information provided by the certificate holder then the certificate will need to be returned and a $10+GST charge is payable for a replacement.

18. If I fail what is the cost to re-sit?

Foundation: Full exam fee is payable again

Advanced: After May 2017 candidates have one opportunity to re-sit the same exam for free.  When you are ready to book your re-sit, please email the ANZTB directly at