iSQI Certification Program

Certifying People
Setting Quality Standards

The International Software Quality Institute (iSQI GmbH) is a leading provider of certification examinations all over the world. Focusing on IT professions, iSQI plays a large role in certifying the know-how of professionals in over 80 countries on 6 continents in 7 languages. Three quarters of the German DAX 30 companies and 15 National Boards rely on iSQI’s expertise.

iSQI’s ISO 9001 compliance is the independently confirmed guarantee for its business partners that all contracts are fulfilled in a secure and high-quality manner. Its ISO 17024 compliant certification processes meet all strict requirements in the day-to-day business practice.

The iSQI “Certified” program includes internationally recognized standards, e.g.:

ISTQB logo ISTQB Software Testing
IREB logo IREB Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering
ISSECO logo ISSECO Certified Professional for Secure Software Engineering
ISSECO logo TMMi Test Maturity Model

To find out more about iSQI and the other certification schemes available, please visit

Special Accommodations

For a number of certification exams (e.g. ISTQB) iSQI approves extra-time of 25% to non-native candidates. If you believe you are eligible for this time extension in your exam, please create your Pearson VUE account first and then complete and send the following form (plus any supporting evidence) to

Download form: iSQI Extra Time Request Form (91 KB pdf)

Please DO NOT schedule your exam yet! If the request is approved you will receive an email from Pearson VUE with instructions to book the exam. This process can take between 2-4 working days.

Scheduling Information

To schedule your exam you will need to create a Pearson VUE web account first. Please note that account activation may require up to 24 hours. You will be notified by e-mail when your Pearson VUE account is activated.

After you schedule your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation letter listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.

Appointment Changes

If you would like to postpone or cancel your exam, please log into your Pearson VUE profile and make the applicable changes to the test.

Please note: Test appointments scheduled for less than 48 hours from now cannot be canceled on the website. In this case please contact Pearson VUE customer service.

SMEX Self Assessment

SMEX Self Assessment

You want to practice for your exam?
Please check out our SMEX self-assessment app and test your knowledge using your smart phone. (Available for iOS and Android.)

Last updated 2015-05-05