Continuing Education

Software Testing Associate Certificate


The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification you will earn after completing your program.

  • Certificate Achievement - An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Certificate Completion - A non-credit program that has no formal summative assessment component and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Become a software tester and advance your career

Software testing strives to ensure the development of effective and successful software applications. NAIT is pleased to offer training for the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) certificate program. Prepare to conduct software testing for any organization, large or small.

  • All courses are ISTQB® accredited. Discover the methods, theories and processes used in the software testing field.
  • Learn how to detect and correct software deficiencies.
  • Analyze software applications to determine whether they meet specified requirements.
  • Learn the international best practices for software testing as described by ISTQB®.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills needed to challenge official ISTQB® certification exams. Become a certified tester.

Earn a Software Testing Associate Certificate upon completion of the following seven courses. Each course targets a specific area in the software testing field. Learn about Agile Testing, Performance Testing, Mobile App Testing and more.

Instructors are ISTQB® certified. Courses are ISTQB® accredited and licensed by ALPI.

Join an elite group of testers

ISTQB Software Testing

NAIT is pleased to be aligned with the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) to offer software testing courses. NAIT provides ISTQB® accredited training courseware licensed by ALPI.

Courses are built to prepare you to write official ISTQB® certification exams.

The ISTQB has created the world’s most successful software testing certification system. Courses and exams are applied consistently on an international level, resulting in higher quality testers and efficient work.

As of January 2021, ISTQB® has administered over 1,030,000 exams and issued more than 750,000 certifications in 129 countries world-wide.


What is software testing?

Software testing is a way to assess the quality of the software and to reduce the risk of software failure in operation.

Source: ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level Syllabus, 1.1. What is Testing?

Why ISTQB certification?

Companies are looking for people who have software testing certification. Testing is critical for software to be successful – it results in higher efficiency, happy users and stronger ROI.

Becoming ISTQB certified helps software testers improve their job performance. Through the addition of important knowledge and key skills, you will become more effective and efficient in your software testing work. If you are new to software testing, the foundational information learned throughout the certificate will set you up for a successful career.

Work your way through the ISTQB’s software testing training to position yourself to attain the best possible jobs in software testing.

ISTQB Certification Exams

Become a certified tester

ISTQB training has been designed with specific goals in mind. Each course in the Software Testing Associate certificate has a corresponding ISTQB or ASTQB exam.

After completing each course you will have the skills and knowledge needed to challenge an ITSQB certificate exam.

Become an ISTQB certified tester, acquire industry-recognized skills and advance your career.