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Terms and Conditions

Entry Criteria for writing any CTAL certification

  • Have passed an ISTQB CTFL exam and hold an ISTQB CTFL certificate.
  • If the candidate has not successfully completed a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution in computer science or a related field, the candidate must have at least five years of verifiable full-time work experience in software or systems testing, development, quality assurance, engineering or a related field;
  • If the candidate has successfully completed a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution in computer science or a related field, the candidate must have at least two years of verifiable full-time work experience in software or systems testing, development, quality assurance, engineering or a related field, though the candidate must have three years of such experience before they can obtain the Full Advanced Level Certificate.

The Full Advanced Level Certificate is earned by passing all three exams; i.e., CTAL Test Manager, CTAL Test Analyst, and CTAL Technical Test Analyst.

Cancellations

Cancellation by public exam candidate

No charge for cancellation up to 2 weeks prior to the due exam date. Cancellation fee’s will be as follow:

Number of weeks prior to exam date

Cancellation fee

Less than 2 weeks

25%

Less than 1 weeks

50%

No appearance to exam venue

Exam fee will be forfeited

 

 

No cancellation fee will be charged if a doctor's certificate can confirm that the candidate was unable to attend the exam session.

Cancellation by training providers

No charge for cancellation up to 3 weeks prior to the due exam date.

This booking may be cancelled by the Training Provider without charge provided that the SASTQB is notified, in writing or by email, no later than 5 calendar days prior to the exam date. Cancellation after this time will incur an administration charge of R 1000.

Cancellation of exam by the SASTQB

The SASTQB holds the right to cancel an exam session if less than 5 candidates have registered for a public exam session. The exam session can be cancelled up to 48 hours before commencement.

Examination rules

  • Each candidate must be able to identify himself before writing the exam. Please remember to take your ID Book, passport or driver’s license to the exam venue.
  • The examination session for the CTAL Advanced Test Manager and Advanced Test Analyst will be 180 minutes.
  • The examination session for the CTAL Advanced Technical Test Analyst will be 120 minutes.
  • The examination session for the CTFL Certification (Foundation Level) will be 60 minutes.
  • The examination session for the Foundation Agile will be 60 minutes.
  • The examination session for the IREB CPRE (Foundation Level) will be 75 minutes.
  • All examination fees must be fully paid prior to the exam session.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination session on late arrival.
  • The pass rate for ISTQB certifications is 65%.
  • The pass rate for the IREB CPRE certification is 60%.
  • A candidate will get three opportunities to write and pass the exam within 6 months. If failing to do so, the candidate will be allowed to write an exam again after 12 months.

 

Certification

  • Certificates will only be sent to Postal addresses. Should it not be it is not possible it is the responsibility of the candidate to make an alternative arrangement with the SASTQB.
  • A tracking number will be sent to the exam candidate on the day of the dispatch of the certificate, it is the responsibility of the candidate to trace the successful delivery of the certificate,
  •  The SASTQB will not be held responsible for any loss of certificates.
  • A duplicate certificate can be requested at an additional cost.