About Us


NSTQB Nepal Software Testing Qualifications Body is a national board for Nepal approved by International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). NSTQB is a Not for Profit organization, responsible for the “ISTQB-Certified-Tester” certification programs in Nepal. NSTQB was founded and was granted permission by ISTQB in 2019 October. 


To promote the understanding and acceptance of best practices in Software Testing field in accordance with ISTQB Guidelines and standards.

To raise the awareness of Software Testing as a separate activity and as a profession in Nepal.

To improve and support the growth and popularity of the importance of software testing.

To provide the platform for professional tester and build a Software Testing Community in Nepal.

To Create a Pool of ISTQB Certified Software Testing Professionals in Nepal.


By increasing awareness and importance of QA and Testing certifications in Nepal.

By facilitating and organizing different certification examination in Nepal.

By creating a recognized Software Testing Community within the country.

By promoting ISTQB in Nepal and by bringing QA professionals together by conducting workshops, conferences webinars to an Individuals, IT organizations and universities.

Creating awareness of ISTQB and encourage local Training Providers to become accredited NSTQB Partners.

Prospect of Success

In today’s context multiple organization is tied up with international clients, so the Quality has been a major key for them to succeed. the Companies working in the global market want to showcase the quality and reliability of their product/service to get more projects. This platform will help them generate more revenue.
However, there are no programs or such platform to groom and certify QA Engineers, At the same time, the IT market is developing rapidly and requires competent specialists. Big companies in Nepal are looking for their team to be certified. Having such a platform in the local market has become necessary. Country’s leading IT specialists admit the importance of certification.
so here the opportunity is marked to introduce ISTQB certification, which will help companies to sustain in the market and at the same time it helps individual in their career goal.
With increased awareness or the Certification program, more QA engineers will get certified, creating a pool of skilled and certified QA resources within the country. This creates marketability of QA resources throughout the industry as well as globally, helping the country with increased import revenue.
Board members are QA professionals who have extensive IT and QA background as well as teaching and training experience in Higher Educational Establishments.

Benefits for individuals

Gain independently assessed knowledge and skills.

Increase their marketability throughout the industry.

Have greater career opportunities and increased earning potential.

Can add the “ISTQB® Certified Tester” logo and credential to their resumes.

Are recognized as having subscribed to a Code of Ethics.

Organizational Structure

Team Members

  • Saluja Bhandari
  • Ramesh Adhikari
  • Sangeeta Rayamajhi
  • Raunak Maskay
  • Prashan Vaidya
    Accreditation Officer
  • Hempal Shrestha
  • Deepak Thapa
  • Ananta B. Lamichhane
  • Chandra Pr. Paudel