The Advanced Level qualification is aimed at people who have achieved an advanced point in their careers in software testing. This includes people in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers.

The Advanced Level qualification is also appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.

What are the entry criteria?

To receive Advanced Level certification, candidates must hold the Foundation Certificate and satisfy the Exam Board which examines them that they have sufficient practical experience to be considered Advanced Level qualified.

The Advanced Level Syllabus is split into three parts:

A specific exam and certification is available for each of the three modules.
When a Certified tester successfully achieves certification on all three modules, he receives a "Full Advanced" certificate.

People possessing an ISTQB® Advanced Level Certificate may use the Certified Tester Advanced Level acronym CTAL-TM, CTAL-TA, and CTAL-TTA, according to the module for which they are certified.