ABOUT THE iSAQB®
The International Software Architecture Qualification Board (iSAQB®) brings together professional software architecture experts from industry, consulting, training, academia and other organizations.
About the iSAQB®
The iSAQB® promotes international standards in software architecture
The International Software Architecture Qualification Board (iSAQB®) is an association of leading experts from industry, consulting firms, and science. As a non-profit organization, the iSAQB develops technological standards and certifications in the field of software architecture. The main goal of the iSAQB is to standardize and continuously improve the education and training of software architects internationally.
The iSAQB® in Numbers
Ever since the iSAQB was founded, more than 20,000 CPSA® certified professionals worldwide have successfully completed at least one of the two CPSA® levels – the Foundation Level (CPSA‑F®) and the Advanced Level (CPSA‑A®). An Expert Level (CPSA‑E®) will soon be added as a further and highest certification level. Over 150 members and member companies are part of the iSAQB. They promote the work of the board or actively participate in the working groups of the association.
Past & Present
Organization of the iSAQB®
The iSAQB e. V. is the central organization and origin of the iSAQB. The association’s area of responsibility lies primarily in the maintenance and provision of examinations as well as the new and further development of the content of all CPSA® curricula. The strategic direction of the entire certification and training program is determined primarily by the Strategy Council.
The iSAQB GmbH was founded in 2018 as operating company of the iSAQB e. V. It is a reliable service partner for all CPSA® certified and interested parties, training providers, certification bodies, universities and cooperating organizations. The tasks of the iSAQB GmbH include a large part of the economic and administrative activities as well as marketing activities of the iSAQB. Like the association, the GmbH also works without the intention of making a profit. The management of the GmbH reports to the board of the association.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can you become a member of the iSAQB?
You can apply for membership or sponsorship at any time (a corresponding form is available here). As an active member, you should spend approximately ten days a year working for the iSAQB — within one or more working groups of your choice. Preference will be given to new members who have experience in training software architects.
Who are the people behind the association, and what are its aims?
The association was founded in 2008 by about 20 volunteers, and is a non-profit organization. The iSAQB e.V. brings together various software architecture experts. Its members include professionals from industry, consulting, training, academia, and other organizations or associations.
A list of current active members can be found online here.
The purpose of the association is to standardize the training of software architects internationally.