About SSTB

SSTB, Swedish Software Testing Board, is the national authority that by ISTQB, International Software Testing Qualifications Board, has been given the rights to carry out exams and accredit in Sweden, and mainly in Swedish, based on the international curriculum.


SSTB was founded in 2002 and is today a non-profit organization with the intention to promote testing activities in Sweden using a Swedish standard and Swedish testing certification in line with the international standard. SSTB is organized under ISTQB.

SSTB's privacy policy

SSTB respects your privacy and the right to control your personal information. Our guiding principles are simple. We are open with what data we collect and why. We protect your data.
Personal data we collect
SSTB records personal data after your examination. The data we save is:
• Name
• Residence address at the exam date
• ISTQB module that has been examined
• Results and, if any, certificate number from the exam
• Date of examination
Other information is not recorded, eg. your email address and your company
What SSTB uses personal data to
• Issue a new certificate if you lost it
• Submit information to the ISTQB Successful Candidate Register (SCR) when you request it
Information that may be disclosed
SSTB transfers information about your certificate to ISTQB Successful Candidate Register (SCR) containing
• Name
• ISTQB module
• Part of the certificate number
• Date of examination
This information is transmitted only if you approved it at the time of the examination, or if you later request it to be transferred.
The information can be deleted at your request.
Otherwise, SSTB does not provide information to anyone
About cookies
SSTB uses cookies via Homepage24 to register the number of visitors on the website.
Your rights and choices
You have rights regarding your personal information and you may request them to be deleted at any time. Then you lose the opportunity to issue a new certificate if you lost it or to sign up for SCR as above. It is enough to send an email to info@sstb.se with that request.
Links to other sites
If our site contains links to third party websites, or materials published by third parties, these links are for information purposes only. Because SSTB has no control over the content of these websites or its materials, we are not responsible for its contents. SSTB is not liable for any damages or losses that might arise from the use of these links.

The purpose of SSTB is:

  • To create a Swedish testing standard based on Swedish testing terminology
  • To offer and carry out software testing certification in Swedish and English with Swedish and English terminology according to ISTQB product portfolio and testing standard. 
  • Offer syllabi in Swedish according to ISTQBs syllabi
  • Accredit companies to give courses that lead to certification according to the principles of ISTQB

> More about SSTB

Mission and rights

  • SSTB owns the rights to act as a national authority for ISTQB.
  • SSTB owns the rights to the Swedish curriculum which has been translated from the international syllabus. The international syllabus is owned by ISTQB.
  • SSTB owns the rights (delegated from ISTQB) to accredit training providers for the Swedish training based on the Swedish curriculum.
  • SSTB owns the rights (delegated from ISTQB) to accredit training providers for the English training based on the English curriculum.
  • SSTB represents Sweden in ISTQBs board.
  • SSTB takes part in ISTQBs activities, as a Swedish representative, to improve and develop tests across the national borders and on further levels within test certification.

Company facts

Company: Swedish Software Testing Board

Registered Office: Stockholm

Reg.No. 802430-1064

SSTB board members

  • Ingvar Nordström (chair)
  • Beata Karpinska (vice chair, chair for examination and accreditation)
  • Johan Klintin