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Accrediation

 

ISTQB® Accreditation

Training providers wishing to advertise their courses as being ISTQB® compliant must pass an accreditation process which is designed to ensure that:

  • Training materials conform with the current syllabi
  • Trainers have relevant experience and skills in both software testing and training
  • Organisations have access to facilities adequate for delivering training.

ANZTB welcomes applications for accreditation and provides support in the application process.

Benefits of ISTQB Accreditation

The benefits of ISTQB® accreditation for a company include:

  • The company will be authorised to use both the “ISTQB® Accredited Training Provider” and/or “ISTQB® Accredited Training Materials” logos advertise its courseware.
  • The company’s logo and contact details will be included on the Accredited Training Providers page of the ANZTB website
  • The company will be entitled to book ANZTB invigilators for in-house exams
  • The company will be kept up-to-date with developments in software testing through regular communications from ANZTB
  • Potential customers will be directed to accredited training providers
  • Support and assistance from the ANZTB Training Provider Liaison Officer and General Manager will be available

Accreditation Levels

There are three levels of accreditation, which are described below.

Company Accreditation (mandatory)

One-time cost cost: $2,500

Courseware Accreditation

Initial cost: $2,500 + GST
Renewal: $1,500 + GST (due every syllabus change)

Note that these fees apply per module and fees are to be paid prior to the courseware being evaluated.

If a training provider's courseware fails accreditation and they resubmit their materials, they will be charged a further $500 + GST for re-assessment.

Organisations seeking courseware accreditation must submit their materials, slides and exercises to the ANZTB for review and appraisal.

Training providers must use accredited material.

If a training provider has courseware which is already licensed by another ISTQB® exam provider or national board of the ISTQB®, then the ANZTB will recognise this accreditation and no courseware accreditation fees will be payable. (This is common for training providers who re-license materials from another training provider).

Note that documentary evidence must be sighted by the Accreditation Team and a short site visit will take place.

Trainer Accreditation

Cost: No charge

Trainers seeking accreditation must submit evidence to the ANZTB of their:

  • Qualification in the course they plan to teach
  • Experience in software testing relevant to the areas they plan to teach
  • Competence in being able to deliver training, build rapport, communicate with groups, and impart learning.

Applying for ISTQB® Accreditation

The submission form and details of the accreditation process are available at end of this page.

Materials may be submitted in hard or soft copy and should include:

  • Slide-decks
  • Student manuals and exercises
  • Instructor notes
  • A course timetable showing the duration of each topic
  • A cross reference table showing where each syllabus learning objective is covered in the learning materials (i.e. slides and manual). Note that a blank cross reference table containing the syllabus requirements may be obtained from ANZTB on request.

All items submitted to ANZTB will be retained by the ANZTB General Manager and held in confidence.

If you have any queries about the process, or need assistance, please e-mail our friendly Accreditation Team.

Language

All course materials and examinations are in English.

Re-Accreditation

Re-accreditation may be necessary under the following circumstances:

Expiry of the three year term. In this case re-accreditation will be charged at the current re-accreditation rate. The Training Provider will be required to provide an up to date copy of their materials to ANZTB.

Changes made to the courseware by the Training Provider. If any changes (other than minor cosmetic modifications) are made to the courseware, the Training Provider must resubmit the material for re-accreditation. This will be charged at the normal re-accreditation rate.

New version of syllabus released. When syllabi are updated, Training Providers will be notified prior to release and provided with guidance. Re-accreditation resulting from a syllabus change may be charged at a reduced fee.

Note that if a Training Provider’s accreditation lapses, they will be treated as an initial applicant and charged accordingly.

Accreditation Scenarios

Company A have developed their own Foundation Level training material and want to run training courses. They would be subject to the following charges:

  • Training Provider Accreditation, $2,500
  • Foundation Material Accreditation, $2,500 (renewable every three years at $1,500)

Company B run the Foundation, Advanced Test Manager, and Advanced Test Analyst training courses using accredited ISTQB materials from an organisation in the UK. They would be subject to the following charges:

  • Training Provider Accreditation, $2,500

Company C run the Foundation, Advanced Test Manager, and Advanced Test Analyst training courses using their own materials. They would be subject to the following charges:

  • Training Provider Accreditation, $2,500
  • Foundation Material Accreditation, $2,500 (renewable every three years at $1,500)
  • ATM Material Accreditation, $2,500 (renewable every three years at $1,500)
  • ATA Material Accreditation, $2,500 (renewable every three years at $1,500)

Company D have developed their own Foundation Level training material. They submit it for accreditation and it fails so they resubmit and it then passes. They would be subject to the following charges:

  • Training Provider Accreditation, $2,500
  • Foundation Material Accreditation, $2,500 (renewable every three years at $1,500 from the date the materials pass)
  • Resubmission of Foundation Material, $500

Downloads

Training Provider Materials Accreditation Process (Flow Chart)

ANZTB Accreditation Submission Form

Advanced Accreditation Guidelines Timing

Advanced Accreditation Guidelines Evaluation

All prices are in local dollars i.e. NZ based training providers pay in NZD and Australian based companies in AUD.