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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Where do I obtain the document to apply for the exam? What is the fee? What forms of payment does ISA accept for the fee? Is the fee refundable? Does the document have to be typed? What documentation is necessary to meet the testing requirements? What will I receive after I submit my document?
Once I take the examination, how long will it be before I am notified of my status? What is the passing score for the exam? When do I need to arrive at the test site? What should I bring with me to the exam site? Are there any materials I cannot bring to the exam? Where can I take the exam?
How do I get a copy of my certificate in case I lose it or if my supervisor wants one? How is the CST Associate Recognition different from the Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) program?
Where do I obtain the document to apply for the exam?
Please contact email@example.com for the document.
What is the fee?The fee is $85 for ISA Members and $95 for non-members.
What forms of payment does ISA accept for the fee?
ISA will accept a check, certified check, money order, or credit card. Make checks payable to ISA. Purchase orders are not accepted. Payment must be received with the document before it will be processed.
Is the fee refundable?
The fees are NOT refundable. It is the responsibility of the applicant to thoroughly review the requirements for an examination and apply for the examination at the level at which he/she is qualified. No refunds will be made for applicants who do not show up for testing on the appropriate test date.
Does the document have to be typed?
The document may be typed or handwritten legibly.
What documentation is necessary to meet the testing requirements?As an applicant, you must provide signed documentation that verifies all work experience and official transcripts that document your educational experience.
What will I receive after I submit my document?If your document is deficient you will receive a letter stating what documentation is still needed to meet the requirements and a date by which it must be received in order to take the exam on the requested date. If your document is approved, you will receive a Confirmation Letter with an eligibility code to schedule the exam with a Prometric Testing Center in your area and on a day that the center is open.
Once I take the examination, how long will it be before I am notified of my status?
Your results will be mailed within thirty (30) days of your exam date.
What is the passing score for the exam?
The passing score is not released.
When do I need to arrive at the test site?
You should arrive 30 minutes before the exam start time indicated on your confirmation letter as determined by the site contact. All examinations are given in a two hour period.
What should I bring with me to the exam site?The following is a listing of items you need to bring to the exam site:
Are there any materials I cannot bring to the exam?The following is a list of items not permitted in the exam room:
Where can I take the exam?
The exam is offered at a Prometric Testing Center. If you are interested in the paper and pencil exam, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I get a copy of my certificate in case I lose it or if my supervisor wants one?
To receive a duplicate copy of your certificate, send a written request to ISA with your mailing address and payment of $15.00 for a duplicate certificate. Once your payment is received, a certificate will be mailed to you.
How is the CST Associate Recognition different from the Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) program?CST Associate Recognition is not a certification. Those who take the CST Associate examination may be interested in pursuing the ISA credential, Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) once the education and/or experience level reaches five years. Achieving CST Associate Recognition equals a maximum of one year towards the CCST® requirements. For more information on the CCST® program, click here.