ISA Certified Control System Technician® (CCST®) certification is a mark of career excellence that affirms your commitment to quality and demonstrates your expertise and knowledge of state of the practice. Most important, it is acceptance and recognition from your peers.

There are two methods for recertification

The CCST program requires that you recertify every three years to maintain your certification. The purpose of recertifying is to ensure that as a CCST-certified control system technician you maintain the same level of knowledge originally demonstrated when you passed the written examination. If you do not recertify within four (4) months after your expiration date, your certification is considered lapsed and you must reapply and retest.

When do I have to recertify?

To keep your CCST certification active, pay your recertification fee 60 days before your expiration date.

You will receive notices (these may come in the form of mail, email, and phone) from ISA when your recertification date approaches, but it is your responsibility to submit your recertification on time. Your certification expires on the date printed on your certificate. Make sure to keep your contact information up-to-date in your ISA account.

If your certification has been expired for four months or longer, contact Customer Service at +1 919-549-8411 for further approval.

Recertification by Exam

If you choose to recertify by exam contact Customer Service at 919-549-8411 for instructions. Exam fee is $331 ISA Members; $415 for Non-Members.

Recertification by Professional Development Points

To recertify by Professional Development Points (PDPs), select the appropriate CCST Level recertification and pay the recertification fee, which is $210 for ISA Current and Affiliate Members and $265 for Non-Members.  During that process, you will self-certify that you have at least a total of 90 Professional Development Points (PDPs) to recertify.  If you work more than 1,500 hours per year, you earn 30 PDPs. 

Recertification Audit

A random selection of recertification certificate holders will be audited. Those who are chosen during the audit process will be required to provide verification of job duties and points that was originally submitted.