• About ISA

    The International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a nonprofit professional association founded in 1945 to create a better world through automation. ISA advances technical competence by connecting the automation community to achieve operational excellence. The organization 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 40,000 members and 400,000 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).

    ISA: Providing Standards-Based Technical Resources to the Automation Community

    For engineers, technicians, and management engaged in industrial automation, ISA is the trusted provider of standards-based foundational technical resources, driving the advancement of individual careers and the overall profession.
    ISA brings the right people together to create the technologies of the future and share best practices with the next generation of automation professionals.

    Download ISA’s Core Competencies Brochure

    ISA’s core competencies and areas of expertise include:


    ISA's consensus industry standards are developed by thousands of automation professionals worldwide and focus on areas like safety, security, batch control, enterprise integration, and more.


    ISA offers the Certified Automation Professional® (CAP®) and the Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) programs along with certificate programs focused on safety and cybersecurity.

    Education & Training

    Individuals and companies rely on ISA to deliver standards-based, vendor-neutral, hands-on training via instructor-led, online, and in-plant courses delivered by industry veterans.


    ISA publishes peer-reviewed resources, including books, a magazine, a journal, and thousands of technical papers.

    Conferences & Exhibits

    ISA offers seven division symposia and dozens of worldwide events, featuring technical presentations, keynote speakers, workshops, and training courses.

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