ISTQB® Partner Program Guidelines

Silver Partner

REQUIREMENTS: At least 5 certification points, earned through certificates held by employees or external consultants who provide services for mare than 70% of their time

COSTS: The cost of two (2) Foundation exams set by the Canadian Software Testing Board per year

Gold Partner

REQUIREMENTS: At least 14 certification points, earned through certificates held by employees or external consultants who provide services for more than 70% of their time. At least one (1) Advanced Level Certificate.

COSTS: The cost of four (4) Foundation exams.

Platinum Partner

REQUIREMENTS: At least 30 certification points, earned through certificates held by employees or external consultants who provide services for mare than 70% of their time. At least three (3) Advanced Level Certificates.

COSTS: The cost of eight (8) Foundation exams.

Global Partner

REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of one (1) Platinum Partnership and two (2) Gold Partnerships in at least two (2) different countries.

COSTS: Additional flat fee that is the equivalent of 2,000 Euros per year.

Steps to Become an ISTQB® Partner

 

  1. Determine if your organization has enough points (see Eligibility Grid) and which Partner level you are entitled
  2. Download the ISTQB® Partner Program Application/Renewal Form from the ISTQB.org website
  3. Complete the form and email it to cstb@cstb.ca
  4. Once approval for the ISTQB® Partner Program is confirmed, the CSTB will issue an invoice to the Partner candidate
  5. Once payment is received, the CSTB issues the ISTQB® Partner Program certificate and announces the partnership on the CSTB website

 

Program Benefits

Find out in this section about the main benefits that ISTQB® Partner Program offers to its Partners and the local benefits.

 

Eligibility Grid

The Eligibility Grid will calculate your ISTQB® Partner Program level, based on the number of certifications in your organization.

 

Program Rules

In this section you can find the information about how the program works, including: