FiSTB, Finnish Software Testing Board


Expert Level Test Manager

General information

ISTQB® Expert level (EL) module Test Management has three different certifications and equivalent exams:

  • Strategic Test Management (Part 1)
  • Operational Test Management (Part 2)
  • Managing the Test Team (Part 3)

ISTQB® Expert Level certification exam is supervised by an FiSTB representative. Exam is made up of formally reviewed and approved exam questions. Every exam is unique, though they may contain the same individual questions. You can find Expert Level Syllabi from this ISTQB® WEB-page and sample questions from this ISTQB® WEB-page and this.

Exam has both essay questions and scenario-based multiple-choice questions. The certificate is granted by FiSTB.

Dictionaries (not electronic) and non-programmable pocket calculators can be used during the exam after inspection by the proctor. Usage of other material, e.g. cellphone or any written material (including syllabus and course notes) is forbidden during the exam.

Please be prepared to show official ID (e.g. passport or driver’s license) and ISTQB® Advanced Level Certificate at the exam site.


A participant to the expert level examination needs to have an ISTQB® Advanced level certificate (or equivalences, e.g. ISEB Practitioner). Whether full Advanced is needed, or having passed "just" one module is sufficient will be determined defined in the specific Expert Level syllabus. Expert Test Management and Improving Testing Process exams both require Advanced Test Manager certificate. Although other formal entry requirements are not mandatory, it is recommended for participants to have at least five years of practical testing experience. See Learning for more info on preparations.

Schedule and registration

ISTQB® Expert Level certification exams are organized in following way in Finland:

  • Public exams for everyone - schedule and registration via Exam calendar and for other dates contact: info(at)

Candidates must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to exam starting time.


You can take the exam in English.


Exam duration is 135 minutes. It consists of 45 minutes multiple-choice question part and 90 minutes essay part. For non-native English speakers there is an extra time of 34 minutes. You will get 30 min extra time if you have dyslexia (remember to show medical certificate at exam site).

Price and invoicing

  • Certification fee is for each Expert Test Management exam is 450 € + VAT 24 % = 558 €.
  • Certification fee is for each Improving Test Process exam is currently subject to campaign pricing. Contact: info(at)

The invoice will be sent after the test. The test results will be reported and the certificate will be posted after payment.

Notice! If your company pays for the certification, please check the correct billing address from your organizations finance department.


You are welcome to FiSTB ISTQB® Expert Level certification exam.