Requirements for assessors

Assessors

We have already covered the requirements for becoming an accredited assessor but it does not do any harm to summarise them here.

To become an accredited assessor an individual must:

  • have sufficient testing experience, proven by being certified at ISTQB Foundation Level, or an equivalent
  • be TMMi Professional certified
  • have completed TMMi Assessor or equivalent training

New applicants do not need to demonstrate participation in an assessment, but accredited assessors applying for re-accreditation must demonstrate a minimum of 50 hours participation on formal or informal assessments in the previous 36 months (based on assessment results accepted by the TMMi Foundation).

Lead Assessors

To become an accredited lead assessor an individual must:

  • have sufficient testing experience, proven by being certified at ISTQB Advanced Level (including at least the Test management module), or an equivalent
  • be TMMi Professional certified
  • have completed TMMi Assessor and Lead Assessor or equivalent training

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • A minimum of 75 hours participation on at least one informal or formal assessment in the previous 12 months is required otherwise
  • A minimum of 225 hours participation on formal or informal assessments in the previous 36 months
  • Evidence of participation in all assessment activities in accordance with the assessment team leader responsibilities (planning, reviewing and reporting) as defined in TAMAR.

TAMAR

How assessments are run is defined in TAMAR (TMMi Assessment Method Application Requirements). TAMAR is not a defined assessment approach but describes what requirements an assessment method should meet.

Organisations develop their own method based on TAMAR. The method can then be officially accredited by the TMMi Foundation.