Software Testing Certifications Since 2007
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Canadian Software Testing Board

The CSTB (Canadian Software Testing Board) is the Canadian national branch of the ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board). With over 1.1 million exams issued and 800,000+ certifications in over 130 countries, ISTQB is the leading global certification scheme in the field of software testing.

The CSTB advocates education and examination as a practical means to excel in the software testing field. In addition to individual certification, we provide opportunities for organizations to become accredited ISTQB Training providers and ISTQB Partners. The CSTB recognizes the importance of continuous improvement in testing processes and supports the Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi) as an independent guideline and reference framework for test process improvement. We became the Canadian Chapter of TMMI in 2020.

The CSTB was founded on January 12, 2007. Since then, we have proudly increased education opportunities and granted certification for thousands of testers in Canada while also strengthening the software testing community across the country. Please contact us for more information or visit our volunteer page to help contribute towards CSTB initiatives.

The CSTB Board of Directors are:

  • President – Sarah Savoy (Foundation Level)
  • Vice-President – Amanda Logue (Foundation Level, Foundation Level Agile Tester Extension, Advanced Level Test Analyst, Advanced Level Test Manager)
  • Treasurer – Derek Law (Foundation Level)
  • Secretary, Director, Partner Program (Interim) – Frances Flor (Foundation Level)
  • Director, Accreditations – Alla Dokoukina (Foundation Level)
  • Director, Examinations – Amanda Alderman (Foundation Level, Full Advanced)
  • Director, Marketing – Jean-Francois Riverin (Foundation Level, Foundation Level Agile Tester Extension)
  • Director, Partner Program – Bernd Bornhausen
  • Director-at-Large – Paul-André Robichaud (Foundation Level, Foundation Level Agile Tester Extension, Advanced Level Test Manager)
  • Director-at-Large – Nicole LeBlanc
  • Secretariat – Ryan Acayan

These Directors work on a voluntary basis on the board. All are specialists, practitioners, consultants and trainers that have experience in software testing and quality assurance related positions in Canada.

Make a Difference

The CSTB is creating a network of dedicated people who are committed to improving the software testing community in Canada .  Becoming a volunteer for CSTB, you will have a chance to make a difference in the industry.  Volunteer opportunities available include representing CSTB at various marketing events and trade shows, working on CSTB committees, and potentially becoming a board member.