How to join FiSTB?

To join FiSTB go to , click “Henkilöjäseneksi-liittymislomake” and follow the instructions. Remember to select “FiSTB, Finnish Software Testing Board” in “Jäsenyydet” dropdown-menu.

How the exams are organized?

FiSTB organizes open exams (available for everyone) and exams for training providers only (e.g. for the ones attending to courses).

Is it possible to take the exam remotely?

Starting from 2020 it has been possible to take an exam also remotely. Registration and payment for the exam  is done via website (Paypal) provided by our partner iSQI. Note. In Finland, only the Flex (Remote Proctor) exam type is available, which must be selected for the exam method.

What is required from the participants?

There are no requirements for Foundation level exam – whoever can take it in Finland (no courses required, no need to live in Finland). For Advanced level exam and Agile Tester Extension exam you must have Foundation level certificate as a prerequisite.

What is the language of the exams?

You can take Foundation level exam and Agile Tester Extension exam in Finnish or English. Advanced level exams are in English only.

Where and when the exams are organized?

Upcoming exam dates and locations can be found from Tivia’s pageTraining providers also organize exams at their own premises. Contact Training providers for their exams.

How to prepare for the exam?

You can study by yourself or participate in courses (organized by training providers). You can read books (e.g. search ISTQB® in bookstores) or read syllabus specific to exam. You can download free syllabus from FiSTB pages (Finnish version of Foundation syllabus) and from ISTQB® pages (English versions of syllabuses). You can also read sample questions which you can find from ISTQB® pages.

How to enroll into the open exam?

You can enroll via Tivia’s page.

How much does it cost to take the open exam?

See ISTQB certification exams.

How long does it take to take the exam?

It depends on the exam and language. Foundation level exam and Agile Tester Extension exam takes 1 hour for native speakers and 1 hour 15 minutes for others. Advanced level exam takes 3 hours for native English speakers and 3 hours 45 minutes for others.

Can I take all three Advanced level exams in a same day?

No, one exam takes more than 3 hours.

How to find more information on training courses (prices, schedule, how to participate, exams, etc.)?

Contact Training providers.

What is the structure of exams?

Foundation level exam and Agile Tester Extension exam consists of multiple-choice questions. Advanced level exam has scenario-based multiple-choice questions, where there are one or more correct answers.

How to get new certificate if the original certificate is lost?

Lost certifacte can be ased from the the board who gave the certificate..