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The Exam

To qualify as an internationally-recognized Certified Foundation Level Tester and be issued with an ISTQB® Foundation Level Certificate, delegates must successfully pass the exam:

  • The examination consists of a one-hour exam with 40 multiple choice questions.
  • Duration of 60 minutes (or 75 minutes for candidates taking examinations that are not in their native language)
  • The pass mark is 65% (26 out of 40).

Next Steps

Holders of the Certified Tester Foundation Level qualification are eligible to continue on to higher level software testing qualifications, such as:

  • BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing, although this is not a pre-requisite for the Advanced courses
  • ISTQB Advanced Level qualifications, which comprise Test Manager; Test Analyst; Technical Test Analyst; Test Automation Engineer and Secuirty Tester.