Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) Level I Review Course (TS00)
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Length: 3 days
CEU Credits: 2.1
Course Hours: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Please note: After 1 July, course duration will increase to 4 days and 2.8 CEUs.
Take this review course and schedule an electronic CCST exam on the date and at the location of your choosing—at no additional fee! That's a $325 savings! The exam fee will be waived ONLY if you attend the review course AND you meet the CCST qualifications. You must submit a CCST application and your course registration form six (6) weeks prior to your course date to be eligible for this offer.
Upon approval of your application, you will receive an eligibility letter with instructions on when and how to schedule your exam electronically. You must take your exam within your Testing Window twelve (12) month eligibility period. For more information on scheduling an examination and testing center locations visit www.isa.org/examschedule. All CCST exams are closed book.
Take a special event CCST Pencil/Paper Exam for FREE. Click here for details.
"This course provided extensive preparation for the CCST exam. All area covered were very helpful."
-Robert Gross, CCST I
This is a fast paced review of the knowledge and practical skills necessary to install and maintain standard measurement and control instrumentation. It is intended for practicing technicians preparing for the CCST Level I exam. An explanation of the examination process and practice certification-type exams are provided.
You will be able to:
Cite principles and theory that explain measurement and control instrument functions
Describe procedures required to properly maintain the function of measurement and control instrumentation
Identify the procedures and safety requirements for loop checking and its purpose
Perform calculations and other analysis of information related to the calibration and troubleshooting of measurement and control instruments and systems
Describe procedures required to safely start-up and shut-down a new or existing process
Define the education, experience, and examination requirements for becoming a CCST
Identify important knowledge and skill requirements of a practicing CCST
Describe the procedures involved in taking the CCST Level I exam
Identify any need for further study or training in specific knowledge areas
Complete a simulated CCST Level I Practice Exam at the end of each day
You will cover:
Concepts of Process Control
Domain 1: Calibration: Principles and Equipment | Methods and Calculations | Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) Basics | Analysis and Documentation of Information
Domain 2: Loop Checking: Evaluation of Loop Performance | P&IDs and ISA Standards | Obtaining and Using Proper Documentation | Installation Practices | Hazardous Area Classification | Intrinsic Safety
Domain 3: Troubleshooting: Logical Analysis | Common Problems | Types and Uses of Loop Diagrams | Basics of Smart Devices and Digital Controllers
Domain 4: Start-Up: Start-up/Shutdown Procedures for Pressure, Level, Flow, and Temperature Measurement Processes | Final Control Elements | Troubleshooting Procedures during Start-up and Shut-down
CCST Exam: Exam Requirements | Practice Exams
Unit conversion calculations
Calibration documentation and analysis
Trouble recognition and analysis
ISA CCST Level I practice exams
A hand-held/scientific calculator should be brought to class.
ISA Text Included: CCST® Study Guide Level I
If you wish to register offline, download the Training Registration Form, complete, and return to ISA with your payment.
Not sure this particular course is for you?
A pre-instructional survey is available for you to evaluate your level of understanding of the course material and to show you the types of questions you'll be able to answer after completing the course.
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Please note: Only the March and April offerings of the TS00 course will address current CCST Level I exam requirements. Any course offering after April, 2013, will review for the new CCST Job Task Analysis and exam requirements (Effective July 2013).
Pre-Instructional Survey (Adobe PDF File)