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The ISTQB® Partner Program recognises organisations with a demonstrated commitment to software testing certifications.

The Program comprises four levels of partnerships (Silver, Gold, Platinum and Global) and the partnership level of an organisation is determined through the number of certification points it has accumulated, as described below.

Silver Partner 

Requirements
  • At least 5 certification points, earned through certificates held by employees or external  consultants who provide services for more than 70% of their time.

Costs
  • The cost of two (2) Foundation exams, according to the current rates set by the Member Board or Exam Provider with whom the Partnership Program is managed.

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, according to the current rates set by the Member Board or Exam Provider with whom the Partnership Program is managed.

Platinum Partner 

Requirements
  • At least 30 certification points, earned through certificates held by employees or external consultants who provide services for more than 70% of their time.
  • At least three (3) Advanced Level Certificates.
Costs
  • The cost of eight (8) Foundation exams, according to the current rates set by the Member Board or Exam Provider with whom the Partnership Program is managed.

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 of 2,000 Euro per year.
 

The ISTQB® Partner Program recognises organisations with a demonstrated commitment to software testing certifications.

The Program comprises four levels of partnerships (Silver, Gold, Platinum and Global) and the partnership level of an organisation is determined through the number of certification points it has accumulated, as described below.

For more details: partner_program@istqb.org

 

Partnerships Levels

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 of 2,000 Euro per year.

Platinum Partner

 
Requirements
  • At least 30 certification points, earned through certificates held by employees or external consultants who provide services for more than 70% of their time.
  • At least three (3) Advanced Level Certificates.
Costs
  • The cost of eight (8) Foundation exams, according to the current rates set by the Member Board or Exam Provider with whom the Partnership Program is managed.

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, according to the current rates set by the Member Board or Exam Provider with whom the Partnership Program is managed.

Silver Partner

 
Requirements
  • At least 5 certification points, earned through certificates held by employees or external  consultants who provide services for more than 70% of their time.
Costs
  • The cost of two (2) Foundation exams, according to the current rates set by the Member Board or Exam Provider with whom the Partnership Program is managed.
 

 

The major benefits of the ISTQB® Partner Program include:

  • Permission to use the ISTQB® Partnership Program logo (and other permitted marketing material) on organisation's website
  • Public recognition of investments in the certification of tester personnel
  • Specific recognition documentation, indicating business unit, validity and level
  • Listing of the organization on ISTQB® website
  • Listing of the organization on the National ISTQB® Member Board's or Exam Provider's websites
  • Special privileges with regard to ISTQB® related events and conferences
  • Eligibility to receive the Beta version of new ISTQB® Syllabi with the opportunity to contribute to their review
  • Mutual recognition of ISEB and ISTQB®
  • Further benefits that National ISTQB® Member Boards and/or Exam Providers may offer on local level

The ISTQB® Partner Program recognises organisations around the world that have supported the professional development of their software testing staff through ISTQB® certification.

The Program comprises four levels of partnership (Silver, Gold, Platinum and Global) and the partnership level of an organisation is determined through the number of certification points it has accumulated, which relate to the ISTQB® Certificates held by staff.

Organisations may be eligible to become ISTQB® Partners if they have employees or external consultants working for them who provided services for more than 70% of their time and have passed ISTQB® certification exams. This applies equally to training providers.

Note that the Program is applicable only to legal entities within an organisation and that the partnership registration is managed by the National ISTQB® Member Board or by an Exam Provider involved in the delivery of ISTQB® Exams.

An organisation will apply for partnership in a country where it has a legal entity and, if successful, its partnership will be publicised on the ISTQB® website, and include details such as company name, and country. The Partner may also choose to publicise its Partnership status elsewhere, with a link back to the official ISTQB® website.


 
 
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