ISA announces 4,000 technicians certified; training authorization renewed

More than 4,000 people are certified control system technicians as of the end of 2004, the Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA) reports. ISA’s CCST program promotes the professional development of instrumentation and controls technicians, providing recognition and documentation of their knowledge, experience, and education in measurement and control.

02/17/2005


More than 4,000 people are certified control system technicians as of the end of 2004, the Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA) reports. ISA’s CCST program promotes the professional development of instrumentation and controls technicians, providing recognition and documentation of their knowledge, experience, and education in measurement and control.

CCSTs exercise direct control over many operations that result in product quality, safety, and environmental protection. Among the intentions of the program is to ensure high levels of skill and competency. The effort, says ISA, is regarded as an important contribution by both industry management and labor.

The CCST program provides a way to determine and document to management, contractors, and labor organizations the qualifications of technicians to work safety and effectively in process industries worldwide. To be certified, an applicant must demonstrate that they are skilled practitioners, knowledgeable in pneumatic and electronic instrumentation. They must also show an understanding of process control loops and process control systems, including both analog and microprocessor-based systems.

Click here for more information about CCST certification.

ISA also announced that its status as an Authorized Provider has been renewed by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). ISA is certified to offer IACET Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for all current training programs that meet IACET criteria as well as any created during the time of certification and for the next five years. ISA has been an Authorized Provider since 1987.

Click here for a complete list of ISA training programs.

—Jeanine Katzel, senior editor, Control Engineering, jkatzel@reedbusiness.com





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