ITCQF Certified Technical Communications Foundation Level


The area of technical communication includes a number of different roles with different responsibilities and education needs. ITCQF certification recognizes the common ground for all techcomm disciplines, and is designed to meet the needs of people with the following areas of expertise: 

  • technical writing – the development of documentation content,
  • technical editing – documentation evaluation and introducing corrections in terms of technical aspects, as well as linguistic correctness,
  • graphic design – the creation of illustrative content for documentation purposes, like diagrams, schemas, etc., 
  • information architecture – structural design of content to facilitate effective communication, 
  • usability/user experience/user interface design – the development of the interaction between users and products, with emphasis on simplicity and efficiency of the design to allow accomplishing user goals,
  • technical training – preparing, organizing and conducting educational sessions for technology-related topics, 
  • technical translation – converting technical documentation to other languages and cultural contexts,
  • content strategist,
  • software developers.

The exam covers the following issues:

  1. Fundamentals of technical communication
  2. Types of technical communication deliverables
  3. Content creation process
  4. Information design and editing
  5. Technical communication management
  6. Tool support for technical communication

online exam price
172.2 gross
60 min.*
Pass mark grade:
*60 min. for natives, 75 min. for non-natives.
**40 multiple-choice questions. Each correct answer has a value of one point.


To take exam you will need:

Desktop or laptop with a webcam and microphone

It is allowed to use Windows 7 and higher, Mac OS X and higher, ChromeOS and most Linux distributions (64-bit Ubuntu 14.04+, Debian 8+, openSUSE 13.3+, or Fedora Linux 24+).

Google Chrome browser

The Google Chrome extension is required to share your screen. Please remember that it is not compatible with mobile devices. Please make sure that you have the administrator rights in order to add the extension to your browser.

Tablet or smartphone with a camera

You might be required to use the camera of your smartphone or tablet. You will need to download an app (34MB) which is compatible with any Android 4.1 or higher and iOS (Apple) 8.0 or higher.

Stable internet connection

In order to run the exam without any problems, you need to have a steady internet connection (Wi-Fi will be required for mobile streaming) with a minimum upload speed of 1MB/sec.

Photo ID

You will need to identify yourself before starting the exam. You can use your ID card, driver’s license, student card or passport.

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