English information

Welcome to ISTQB in Norway – the Norwegian Testing Board. We provide some information in english. Use google translate (click here) if you would like to read this site in «english». If you need additional information please contact our board leader (see contact page), your local testing board or go to www.istqb.org.

Software systems are omnipresent. It is not infrequent that the lives of peoples depend on the smooth and reliable functioning of software; one example of this is medical technology. Professional verification and testing of software has become an increasingly important task in today’s world that requires well-founded education. This is why software testing professionals from all over the world have come together in order to work out and define standardized contents for further education.


See on the right section on all pages for next planned exam («Neste eksamen») by the Norwegian Testing Board. The exam-date and town is noted in the list.

Read and understand the English version of the exam terms and conditions (Candidates must pre-pay, and show the receipt before the exam).

If you want to take the exam, please fill out the exam registration form (at bottom of each announced exam) or email the document order form (bestilling_eksamen_eng_v1.7) to the exam coordinator. You need to specify whether you want to take the exam in Norwegian or English. For an advanced exam, please indicate what kind of advanced exam you need. If you take the exam in another language than your mother language, you are allowed 25% extra time, and the use a dictionary between your native language and the exam language.

Seminar teachers have no access to either exam questions or the exam room. The exam material is managed by the exam manager. Teachers contact people interested in taking an exam and then organize the exam to be held. In principle we will be able to arrange an exam at least once per half year in any major city in Norway. An exam is scheduled if there are at least five people who want to take it. Exams in Norway are arranged solely on (your) request. An exam does NOT require that you have attended a seminar.

Exam preparation

If you want to prepare yourself for the Foundation exam, you may study using the «Software Testing Foundations» book, written by Tilo Linz, Andreas Spillner and Hans Schaefer. See also the terminology and syllabus in the documentation page.

Take this trial exam: CTFL Exam Exercise v1 6 eng. If you pass with score greater than 75% you stand.a good chance of becoming certified at the foundation level. The real exam requires a score of at least 65% (26 of 40 points). If your score iss less than 60% on the practise exam, you should try to read and prepare more before attempting an exam.

Training providers – Ordering exams

Exams to be arranged on behalf of seminar providers should be ordered using the exam request form for seminar providers in English or Norwegian. The form must be mailed to the exam coordinator. Such exams should be ordered one month in advance for Foundation exams and two months for Advanced exams because we have to arrange for an exam guard.

For public exam dates see the column at the right and send mail to the examination coordinator.

Exam fees

  • Foundation: 1.800,- NOK.
  • Foundation extensions: 2.000,- NOK
  • All Advanced: 3.000,- NOK.
  • Registered students get half price and NTB partners get 10% discount.

Cancellation fees

  • Cancellation 7-14 days before the exam: 50% of exam fee
  • Cancellation 0-7 days before exam: 100% of exam fee

Payment of fees to:

Account: 1503 32 29558
IBAN: NO56 1503 3229 558

Norwegian Testing Board
c/o F. M. Dijkman
Ugleveien 45
1450 Nesodden

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As a private candidate, please provide a billing address for NTB invoicing



Since software testers testers are required to be both competent and qualified, the Norwegian Testing Board offers exams to be REQB Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering. Contact the exam coordinator of NTB if you are interested in an exam.