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Recognition of your achievements is critical when you seek employment. The ISA CST Associate program will give you a recognition that demonstrates your commitment to a career in automation and control and shows that your educational accomplishments are only the beginning.

An ISA CST Associate will have specialized work experience and/or an educational background in instrumentation and control or a related field and be able to successfully complete an ISA examination. The ISA CST Associate examination is designed to measure a fundamental understanding of knowledge in instrumentation and control.

Applying for the CST Associate program and testing is easy! Apply online today by paying the application fee. During that process, you will self-certify that you are fully compliant with one of the two education and work experience criteria:

  • Successfully completed 16 semester course hours, 24 quarter hours or completed a 2-year academic degree.
  • Have two years of work experience in related technology area with a minimum of a high school diploma.
 

You can take your exam at a Prometric test center or online via ProProctor, a Prometric service which allows you to take the exam and be monitored by a proctor remotely, in real time, via the internet.  Learn more about online testing by reviewing Online Proctoring for ISA Exams FAQs.

Note: This recognition program is not a certification. Those who take the CST Associate examination may be interested in pursuing the ISA Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST® ) program, once the education and/or experience level reaches five years. Successfully completing the CST Associate exam equals one year of education good toward the Level I CCST requirements. For more information on the CCST program, click here.

  • Pay online..
  • You will be emailed a testing eligibility code within 5 to 10 business days.
  • Go to www.prometric.com/ISA and enter your testing eligibility code. You can then choose to take your exam at a Prometric electronic testing center near you or schedule one to be remotely proctored via ProProctor.
  • You will receive an email from Prometric confirming your test date and location.
  • Report to the testing center or online, with a photo identification, and the confirmation email you received from Prometric.
  • You will receive your pass/fail results immediately after testing at the Prometric testing center or by email, if done via ProProctor.

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$40 for ISA Member and Affiliate Member/Community Member/List


Note: This recognition program is not a certification. Those who take the CST Associate examination may be interested in pursuing the ISA Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST® ) program, once the education and/or experience level reaches five years. Successfully completing the CST Associate exam equals one year of education good toward the Level I CCST requirements. For more information on the CCST program, click here.