The ISTO Tests focus not only on the requirements of the respective international standards requirements, but also ensures that those who pass the tests have demonstrated a knowledge of the underlying principles of the subject matter are outlined in the Body of Knowledge. The emphasis is on demonstrated understanding of the different organizational situations where the standards can be applied, and ensuring that candidates are aware of the practical implications of the management system that is effectiveness and results-focused, and not the creation of excessive bureaucracy.
In line with the launch of the Annex SL series of ISO management system standards, ISTO has decided to extend the range of tests to be offered. The TEST OF FUNDAMENTALS will be offered to supplement the TEST OF UNDERSTANDING to popular ISO management system standards. Their relative positioning are tabulated below,
|Test Type||No of questions||Focus||Target||Passing Mark||Time|
|TEST OF FUNDAMENTALS||50||Fundamentals and relevance||General staff||60%||90 min|
|TEST OF UNDERSTANDING||90||Requirements and implementation||Professional and implementation auditors||70%||180 min|
The examination is divided into 2 (two) sections, and candidates are advised to spend no more than 45 minutes on each section.
Section 1 : 25 multiple choice questions on basic principles and requirements
Section 2 : 25 multiple choice questions on implementations
The examination is divided into 4 (four) sections, and candidates are advised to spend no more than 45 minutes on each section.
Section 1 : 30 multiple choice questions on principles, definitions and requirements
Section 2 : 30 multiple choice questions on implementation
Section 3 : 30 multiple choice questions based on six mini cases
Section 3 : Any one essay question to be chosen from three questions
|Occupational health and safety||ISO 45001 (Available end 2016)|
Based on market demand, ISTO will consider launching tests of other ISO management system standards as needed.