ISTQB Code of Ethics

In the following you find the ISTQB Code of Ethics. It can be found in the ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level syllabus (v.2007, page 26).

Every participant sitting an ISTQB exam has to agree to the following ISTQB Code of Ethics:

PUBLIC
Certified software testers shall act consistently with the public interest.

CLIENT AND EMPLOYER
Certified software testers shall act in a manner that is in the best interest of their client and employer, consistent with the public interest.

PRODUCT
Certified software testers shall ensure that the deliverables they provide (on the products and systems they test) meet the highest professional standards possible.

JUDGEMENT
Certified software testers shall maintain integrity and independence in their professional judgement.

MANAGEMENT
Certified software test managers and leaders shall subscribe to and promote an ethical approach to the management of software testing.

PROFESSION
Certified software testers shall advance the integrity and reputation of the profession consistent with the public interest.

COLLEAGUES
Certified software testers shall be fair to and supportive of their colleagues, and promote cooperation with software developers.

SELF
Certified software testers shall participate in lifelong learning regarding the practice of their profession and shall promote an ethical approach to the practice of the profession.