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CCST - Certified Controls System Technician


CCST III - 13 Years Education or Experience
CCST II - 7 Years Education or Experience
CCST I - 5 Years Education or Experience
CST - 2 Years Education or Experience
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CCST® Requirements and Documentation

CCST certifications are available at three levels, and each level requires
the successful completion of an examination. The CCST examination is
only one requirement for certification. The candidate must also meet the
minimum requirements comprised of work experience and education.

Complete documentation of work experience and education are a MUST
to fulfill the following requirements to qualify for each level of testing. The
work experience and educational periods may not overlap when compiling
the total number of years for a level.

The CCST program is a two-fold certification: (1) all applicants must meet
the requirements for the level of testing for which he/she applies and (2)
pass the examination. If proper documentation is not provided then the
applicant will not be certified. In order to test again, the applicant must
reapply and resubmit the application fee.

Visit the ISA (International Society of Automation) website:
https://www.isa.org/training-and-certification/isa-certification/ccst


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Qualifications and Experience


Level I

A five-year total of education, training, and/or experience.
The following elements may be used to satisfy this requirement:
  • A registered apprenticeship in an instrumentation, measurement and control, electronics, electrical,
    and/or mechanical program, if applicable.
  • Academic degree (or equivalent) in a related technology area, to a maximum of four years.
  • Successfully completing the CST Associate Recognition Program (a maximum of one year).
  • A minimum of one year related work experience.
Level II

A seven-year total of education, training, and/or experience.
The following elements may be used to satisfy this requirement:
  • A registered apprenticeship in an instrumentation, measurement and control, electronics, electrical,
    and/or mechanical program if applicable.
  • Academic degree (or equivalent) in a related technology area, to a maximum of four years.
  • Related work experience, including at least two years in instrumentation/measurement and control.
Level III

A thirteen-year total of education, training, and/or experience.
The following elements may be used to satisfy this requirement:
  • A registered apprenticeship in an instrumentation, measurement and control, electronics, electrical,
    and/or mechanical program, if applicable.
  • Academic degree (or equivalent) in a related technology area, to a maximum of four years.
  • Related work experience, including at least five years in instrumentation/measurement and control.

CCST® Performance Domains and Test Specifications

The CCST exams will cover four major domains that have been organized based on the findings in the CCST job task analysis study.

The CCST Level I, II, and III exams are weighted by a varying number of questions per domain. The percentage of questions per domain is based
on each domain's relative importance and criticality in terms of what control systems technicians are expected to know while performing their jobs,
by level. The following tables indicate the percentage of questions appearing on the exams by level as they relate to each domain for the current
and new versions of the exams:

Specifications by Domain 2019 Level I Average % Level II Average % Level III Average %
I. Calibration, Maintenance, Repair, Troubleshooting 75% 64% 20%
II. Project Start-up, Commissioning, Loop-check, Project Organization, Planning 15% 19% 14%
III. Documentation 10% 11% 17%
IV. Administration, Supervision, Management N/A 6% 49%

CCST® Exam Task List Reference Document 



Not ready for the CCST -  apply for the CST Associate Recognition Certificate:

ISA CST (Control Systems Technician) Associate Recognition Program ...for those starting out in controls.




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CAP Certified Automation Professional® (CAP®) Program

Working in process automation and manufacturing automation industries around the globe, CAPs are responsible for the direction, definition, design, development/application, deployment, documentation, and support of systems, software, and equipment used in control systems, manufacturing information systems, systems integration, and operational consulting.
CAPs are an elite group of automation professionals that have proven they possess an extensive knowledge of automation and controls. CAPs have documented evidence that they possess the expertise and qualifications to excel in their fields 


CCST

ISA Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) Program

Working in dozens of different industries worldwide, CCSTs calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other process variables. Many companies prefer candidates with a CCST certification because they can trust their documented knowledge of automation and control systems.

 


CSE

ISA supports the Control Systems Engineer (CSE) License, a specialized Professional Engineering (PE) license recognized in the United States for engineers in automation and control. ISA offers training courses and review materials to help engineers prepare for the exams, which are offered by state boards in the US in October

ISA and NCEES recommended material for the CSE: Control Systems Engineering Exam Reference Manual: A Practical Study Guide, 4th Edition. Which cover the material and the knowledge requirements of the NCEES exam specifications, to be able to pass the CSE examination.

Meet the author Bryon Lewis, PE of the book: Control Systems Engineering Exam Reference Manual: A Practical Study Guide, 3rd Edition.

 


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