• CCST® Requirements and Documentation

    CCST certifications are available at three levels, and each level requires the successful completion of an examination. The CCST examination is only one requirement for certification. The candidate must also meet minimum requirements comprised of work experience and education.

    Complete documentation of work experience and education are a MUST to fulfill the following requirements to qualify for each level of testing. Work experience and educational periods may not overlap when compiling the total number of years for a level.

    Level I

    A five-year total of education, training, and/or experience. The following elements may be used to satisfy this requirement:

    1. A registered apprenticeship in an instrumentation, measurement and control, electronics, electrical, and/or mechanical program, if applicable.
    2. Academic degree (or equivalent) in a related technology area, to a maximum of four years.
    3. Successfully completing the CST Associate Recognition Program (a maximum of one year).
    4. A minimum of one year related work experience.

    Level II

    A seven-year total of education, training, and/or experience. The following elements may be used to satisfy this requirement:

    1. A registered apprenticeship in an instrumentation, measurement and control, electronics, electrical, and/or mechanical program if applicable.
    2. Academic degree (or equivalent) in a related technology area, to a maximum of four years.
    3. Related work experience, including at least two years in instrumentation/measurement and control.

    Level III

    A thirteen-year total of education, training, and/or experience. The following elements may be used to satisfy this requirement:

    1. A registered apprenticeship in an instrumentation, measurement and control, electronics, electrical, and/or mechanical program, if applicable.
    2. Academic degree (or equivalent) in a related technology area, to a maximum of four years.
    3. Related work experience, including at least five years in instrumentation/measurement and control.

    The CCST program is a two-fold certification: (1) all applicants must meet the requirements for the level of testing for which he/she applies and (2) pass the examination. If proper documentation is not provided then the applicant will not be certified. In order to test again, the applicant must reapply and resubmit the application fee.