A CST Associate will meet specific criteria based on educational courses or work experience in automation and control, electrical, electronics, or mechanical technologies at the time of submitting an application.

One of the following backgrounds will satisfy the requirement:

  1. Successfully completed 16 semester course hours or 24 quarter hours from an educational institution within the related technology areas. Courses in basic science, mathematics, social science, humanities, and communications will not count toward the requirement.
  2. Completed two year academic degree in related technology area (e.g. degree in Instrumentation Engineering Technology). Related technology areas include instrumentation, measurement and control, electrical, electronics, or mechanical technologies. Computer programming courses related to practical engineering applications will qualify.
  3. Two years of work experience in related technology area with a minimum of a high school diploma.