• ISA’s Technical Education and Certification Department

    MISSION:Training Partners

    To advance the technical competence of the automation and control profession by creating and providing expert developed, standard-based, relevant, experiential training and certification to help professionals and organizations achieve operational excellence.


    We accomplish our mission by focusing on providing non-biased, vendor neutral professional development opportunities that enhance knowledge, develop technical skills, and increase competency. 

    By providing lab-intensive opportunities, we help professionals practice what they have learned to help reinforce important skills.

    By offering certification programs we provide an objective, third-party assessment and confirmation of an individual's skills.  ISA currently offers two certification programs: Certified Automation Professional® (CAP®) and Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®).  In addition, we have two certificate programs in the technical areas of Safety and Cybersecurity.

    How to access Technical Training:

    We offer training that's convenient with many ways to access ongoing professional development including:

    Where to access ISA training:

    Regional training locations
    Onsite Training Programs

    Find ISA Training by Technical Topic

    Looking for ISA Instructor-Led Training on specific topics? ISA has leading-edge training available on the topics that matter the most to you and your employees - view our collections of training courses:

    Brochures for each technical topic are available to download or view.

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    ISA is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). ISA complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, ISA is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.