International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB)
It is the ISTQB's role to support a single, universally accepted, international qualification scheme, aimed at software and system testing professionals, by providing the core syllabi and by setting guidelines for accreditation and examination for national boards.
The ISTQB foundation and advanced syllabi have been developed by a team of international test experts, have been reviewed by representatives of the national boards and cover over 1,000 person-years of testing experience. The contents of each syllabus are taught as courses by training providers, which have been accredited by national boards.
Software Education is an accredited ISTQB training provider currently offering 4 ISTQB accredited courses.
At the moment more than 40 national boards co-operate in the ISTQB to support the global standard for the training and certification of software testers. The national board for Australia and New Zealand is the ANZTB.