ASL® and BiSL® Foundation exam

For application managers, information managers, business information managers and other officials in the fields of application management and business information management the following exams are available: the ASL Foundation exam and the BiSL Foundation exam. These exams provide an internationally recognized ASL and BiSL certificate.

BiSL® Advanced exam

For business information managers and consultants who hold a BiSL Foundation certificate, an advanced qualification is available from 15 February 2016 onwards: the BiSL Advanced exam.

The ASL BiSL Foundation monitors the quality of the foundation and advanced exams through regular checks by experts from the ASL BiSL Foundation.

Accredited training organizations

Training in ASL and BiSL is provided by accredited training organizations, who also run the exams. APMG provides accreditation of these training organizations on behalf of the ASL BiSL Foundation. In this way, the ASL BiSL Foundation monitors the quality of the training organizations. See here for more information on accredited ASL trainers and BiSL trainers.

The following training organizations are also partner of the ASL BiSL Foundation:

International (see partner website for details):
– Capgemini Academy, go to Capgemini Academy or mail to

In The Netherlands:
– KPN Consulting, go to KPN Consulting or mail to
– NOVI, go to NOVI, or mail to (accredited as university of applied sciences)
– The Lifecycle Company, go to The Lifecycle Company or mail to
– Valori, go to Valori Academy or mail to

Examination after self-study

Preparing for an ASL or BiSL Foundation exam is also possible through self-study. Recently, the so called public exam has become online available. You can registrer for this exam through the website of APMG-International, see Register for online public exam.

No bridge exams required

Since March 1, 2012 the BiSL Foundation exam based on the 2nd edition of the BiSL framework book is available. The old BiSL Foundation certificate has retained its value. A bridge exam for this certificate is not required. See here for more information about the BiSL exams.

Since October 1, 2009, the ASL Foundation exam based on ASL 2 is available. The old ASL Foundation certificate has retained its value. A bridge exam for this certificate is not required. See here for more information about the ASL exams.

For more information about ASL or BiSL exams or accreditation, you can contact the Service Desk of APMG-Interntaional:, +44 (0) 1494 452450.

4 thoughts on “Education

  • Saturday October 24th, 2015 at 01:11 AM

    How much is the cost of getting ASL certified?

    • Monday November 9th, 2015 at 09:46 PM

      Hi Nana,
      Thanks for your question. If you are sitting the examination through an accredited training organization, the cost of the exam is generally included in the course fee. Recently, an online ASL 2 Foundation training course is launched, including online exam, delivered by Capgemini Academy. If you prefer sitting for your exam after self study, you can choose for a public exam but this is not available in every country. Costs are something like 170 USD ex VAT. For more information, please contact the APMG-International service desk on +44 (0)1494 452450 or at
      Good luck!
      Kind regards,

  • Monday April 3rd, 2017 at 01:55 PM

    Komt er ook een training/examen voor BISL next? Of blijft het bij het boek?

    • Thursday April 6th, 2017 at 11:38 AM

      Beste Tanja,
      Jazeker, er komt een examen en dan ook bijbehorende trainingen, echter dit duurt nog wel even. Ik verwacht eind dit jaar.


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