• 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.

    Accomplishing our Mission:

    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:

    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.

    Learning Environment:

    ISA is committed to providing a learning environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon an individual’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or Veteran status. Illegal discrimination or harassment (sexual or otherwise) or intimidation in the learning environment in any form will not be tolerated by ISA. Contact ISA at (919) 549-8288 or info@isa.org to notify us of any violation of this policy.

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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.