ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL)

The ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) is ideal for you if you’d like to learn all about the fundamental concepts of software testing.

Course overview

Why Choose the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) Course?

If you have an interest in or an understanding of the basic concepts of software testing, then the BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level training is the course for you. 

This globally recognised dual accredited certification covers the fundamental concepts of software testing, including software development life cycle, testing techniques, test management, defect management, and tool support for testing. The CTFL certification is recognised worldwide and is considered a benchmark for software testing knowledge and expertise. 

What you'll learn

  • Topics
    Process fundamentals 
    Static testing 
    Testing techniques 
    Test management 
    Monitoring & control 
    Risk & defect management 
    Test tool support 
    Black-box & white-box testing techniques 
    Testing & the software development lifecycle 
    Test types & maintenance testing 
How you'll be assessed

Your assessment will take 60 minutes to complete and features 40 multiple-choice questions.


Upon successfully passing the examination, you’ll receive your ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL). This is a digital certificate.

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Course Guide

The key facts about your online training.


ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL)

Study time

20 guided learning hours (Full-time: 1 week, Part-time: 1 month)


1 x 60 minute exam, 40 multiple choice questions.


Internet access and email



Ideal for

Anyone wanting to become a software tester, test analyst, test engineer, test consultant, test manager, or user acceptance tester



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  • What's included
    12 months access
    Award wining StudentCare team
    Interactive exercises
    Support from qualified industry experts
    TOTUM student discounts

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Why become an ISTQB Certified Tester?

Software tester jobs are in high demand. The CTFL certification is a valuable credential in software testing for those who want to demonstrate their knowledge and expertise in this field. It can help individuals advance their careers, increase their job opportunities, and improve the quality of their work in software testing.

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