QA Sign Off vs. Conditional Sign Off

Darshit Shah
1 min readSep 2, 2020


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What is a QA sign off?

The principle point of a QA is to ensure that the application meets the client’s needs (application should behave adequately, run smoothly, etc..) without hurting the application. The proper method of pronouncing this cycle is Sign Off. The QA can recognize/acknowledge that they have reviewed and tested the application, and now the application is prepared to deliver.

What is a conditional sign off?

When the application doesn’t meet the exit criteria, the QA can do the Conditional Sign Off. For instance, when the application development exercises cross the cutoff time/deadline, and the tester has not finished the testing, they can do the Conditional Sign Off after speaking with their Test Manager.


Apart from this QA, do conditional sign off when the application does not meet the exit criteria. The conditional sign-off is ultimately a way for you to accept exiting the testing, but with a list of agreed conditions to move forward.

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Darshit Shah

I’m a Software Quality Assurance Engineer. I admire the idea of QA and share what I realize on the platform called Medium.