Verifying ISTQB Certification: A Comprehensive Guide

Verifying ISTQB Certification: A Comprehensive Guide

3 July 2024 Stephan Petzl Leave a comment QA

If you are in the process of hiring a candidate who claims to hold an ISTQB certification, it’s crucial to verify the authenticity of their certificate. While the ISTQB certification is highly regarded in the software testing industry, ensuring its validity is essential for maintaining the integrity of your team and project. This guide will walk you through the steps to verify an ISTQB certificate.

Steps to Verify an ISTQB Certificate

One straightforward approach is to ask the candidate for the link through which they downloaded their certificate. This link is unique to the certificate holder and is provided upon completion of the certification. Typically, the email containing this link is sent from the certification provider, making it an official source that you can trust.

2. Use the ISTQB Member Board

If the candidate’s certificate was issued by a specific ISTQB Member Board, you might be able to verify its authenticity directly through the board. The ISTQB Member Board website offers resources and contact information for verifying certificates. You can find more information on their official page.

3. Verify Through the BCS Portal

If the certificate was awarded by BCS, you can check its validity using the BCS verification portal. You will need the candidate’s certificate number or candidate number. Visit the BCS eCertCheck portal to perform the verification.

4. Use the SCR ISTQB Database

For certificates issued in 2017 or later, you can use the SCR ISTQB database. This platform allows you to search by name or certificate number. Visit the SCR ISTQB website and input the necessary details to verify the certificate.

5. Check with ASTQB for U.S. Certificates

For certificates issued in the United States, the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB) maintains an official certification list. You can search for certified testers on the ASTQB website.


Verifying the authenticity of an ISTQB certificate is a crucial step in the hiring process for QA professionals. By following the steps outlined above, you can ensure that the candidates you consider have the valid certifications they claim to hold.

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