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ISTQB Certified Tester Expert Level (CTEL)

Course Title: ISTQB Certified Tester Expert Level
The Expert Certification, is for leaders of the field of software testing, those with eight or more years of experience. The goals of the Expert Certification are to ensure consistent understanding and execution of proven cutting-edge techniques by seasoned test professionals, and to lead the software testing profession. Since experts tend to specialize, we will offer various expert syllabi addressing topics like test process improvement, test automation, test management, and industry-specific test techniques.

The ISTQB Certified Tester Expert Level (CTEL) Exam is more practical and requires deeper knowledge in special areas, it is the highest level of certification achieved in the hierarchy of Software Testing Certification, stringent practices are deployed for attaining the Expert Level Certification by the ISTQB as any candidate who holds this certificate is considered to be as an Expert in the Software Testing industry, the conditions mentioned below must be met for each participant to appear for an Expert Level exam, mentioned below are the prerequisites.


At least 18 month practical experience as Software Tester in IT development Successfully passed Advanced Level Exam (e-copy certificate of Advanced Level Certificate)

Time Bonus

A time-bonus can only be given to participants who have their citizenship in a country where the exam language is not an official language

Exam Conditions

  • The difficulty of the exam question differs
  • The participant also gets an e-mail with his/her result within 10 days after the exam
  • The evaluation of the exam happens through the online-exam-system directly after the exam. The result is displayed directly after the exam.

Exam Pattern

40 multiple choice questions. 28 questions out of 40 must be answered correctly to achieve the Advanced certificate qualification.

Retaking of exam

The exam can be retaken for any number of times.

Exam Fee

The exam fee is 125$

Exam Code: BH0-028 (SWT-EXP)