Since the beginning of 2008, the personnel certificate QAMP® (Quality Assurance Management Professional), a new certificate for advanced vocational training of software engineers, has successfully been introduced in cooperation with and according to the needs of the IT-industry. It is directed towards quality assurance managers, because they require competence in the entire development process. In addition to a broad theoretical knowledge – which needs to be demonstrated by 3 successfully passed certification examinations – it attests the practical knowledge and project experience of the certified employee. Theoretical and practical knowledge both have to be updated annually.
Upon completion of all three certificates and proof of the two year practical experience, the participant will be certified as iSQI Quality Assurance Management Professional (QAMP).
In case the applicant is not able to submit evidence of practical experience (e.g. graduates) the applicant will receive the status iSQI Quality Assurance Management Professional (QAMP) - Bachelor.
After completion of the two year practical experience the applicant may apply for an upgrade to iSQI Quality Assurance Management Professional (QAMP).
The QAMP certificate is valid for 12 month after the date of issue.
To extend the validity of the certificate for another year (Re-Certification) practical work experience must be demonstrated by the applicant and recognized by iSQI.
- or another certificate in the field of software quality assurance management
- or a lecture given at an international conference, e.g. CONQUEST, SiGIST, STAREAST, STARWEST, SQC, SWISS TESTING DAY, SEETEST, EUROSTAR, TESTING & FINANCE, others on inquiry
This is to ensure the certified party is always up to date.
"Certificates of other certification bodies - e.g. ASTQB, ISEB, SAQ and all ISTQB accepted certification bodies - will be recognized as well. Recognition of equivalent certificates is possible (on request). In general equivalent certificates have to be independent of product and producer, internationally accepted, ISO 17024: 2003 compliant."