The International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 36,000 members and 350,000 customers around the world.
ISA owns Automation.com, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org), an association of non-profit organizations serving as “The Voice of Automation.” Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (www.isasecure.org) and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (www.isa100wci.org).
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ISA certification provides an objective, third-party assessment and confirmation of a person's skills, and gives them the opportunity to stand out from the crowd and be recognized. ISA currently offers two certification programs: Certified Automation Professional® (CAP®) and Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®).
Certification is a formal recognition of individuals who have demonstrated proficiency within, and comprehension of, a specialized body of knowledge at a particular point in time. Generally, qualification criteria for such programs include specific requirements of education, experience, and examination. Certification is not a license to practice.
ISA's certification programs
Working in process automation and manufacturing
automation industries around the globe, CAPs are responsible for the direction,
definition, design, development/application, deployment, documentation, and
support of systems, software, and equipment used in control systems,
manufacturing information systems, systems integration, and operational
consulting. CAPs are an elite group of automation professionals that have
proven they possess an extensive knowledge of automation and controls. CAPs
have documented evidence that they possess the expertise and qualifications to
excel in their fields
Working in dozens of different industries worldwide, CCSTs
calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for
systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other
process variables. Many companies prefer candidates with a CCST certification
because they can trust their documented knowledge of automation and control
ISA's recognition programs offer students and professionals new to the field an opportunity to be recognized for knowledge, skills, and interest in automation careers. These programs serve as a great introduction to an eventual certification and can offer applicants a way to stand out from the crowd while gaining the experience required for a CAP® or CCST® certification. ISA offers two recognition programs:
ISA supports the Control Systems Engineer (CSE) License, a
specialized Professional Engineering (PE) license recognized in the United
States for engineers in automation and control. ISA offers training courses and review materials to help engineers prepare for the exams, which are offered by state boards in
the US in October of each year.
ISA has developed several certificate programs designed to increase knowledge and awareness of ISA’s industry-renowned safety
and cybersecurity standards.
The Certified Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (CIMM)
certification program has been transferred to the Society for Maintenance and
Reliability Professionals and is now referred to as CMRT.