As the IT industry becomes more competitive, the ability for management to distinguish professional and skilled individuals in the field becomes mandatory. QAI Global Institute is the global program administrator for the International Software Certification Board (ISCB). Software Certifications has become recognized worldwide as the standard for information technology quality professionals – having certified over 50,000 professionals. ISCB test centers are located in 135 countries across 6 continents. Software certifications cover five major domains and provide eleven professional certifications. These internationally-recognized, examination-based and vendor-independent programs provide full career paths for professionals at all levels.


The Certified Associate in Software Testing (CAST) Certification demonstrates a foundation-level understanding of Software Testing principles and practices. Acquiring the designation of CAST indicates a professional level of competence in the principles and practices of Software Testing in the IT profession. 

The Certified Software Tester (CSTE) Certification demonstrates a practitioner-level understanding of software testing principles and practices.

Acquiring the designation of Certified Software Tester (CSTE) indicates a professional level of competence in the principles and practices of quality control in the IT profession. CSTE’s become members of a recognized professional group and receive recognition of their competence by business and professional associates, potentially more rapid career advancement, and greater acceptance in the role as advisor to management.


The Certified Manager of Software Testing (CMST) certification establishes a worldwide standard for the assessment of the capabilities and competencies of software testing professionals that are working at, or soon will work at, the software testing management level.

Acquiring the designation of CMST indicates a level of professional competence in both the principles and practices of software testing, demonstrating the skills and capabilities necessary to manage the software test function. The CMST certification provides IT upper management a necessary tool to predict the likelihood of success of individuals applying for management level positions. The CMST certification also provides the IT professional with an objective assessment of their management skills.