ISA Releases Information About New Automation Certification Program

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ISA - The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society launches web page with new information about its Certified Automation Professional program.


Dale Lee

Director Member, Education, & Certification Services


ISA Releases Information About New Automation Certification Program

ISA - The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society has launched the web page for its new Certified Automation Professional (CAP) program.

The web page, available at ISA’s website by visiting, contains up-to-date information about CAP, such as eligibility requirements, exam dates, key knowledge and skills and a detailed program handbook. The web page also has the CAP study guide for sale. The first CAP exam is scheduled for October 7th in Houston at the ISA EXPO event.

The CAP web page, which went live Wednesday May 19th, represents the first publicly available information about the new certification program.

Over 70% of Initial Candidates Want the Industrial Automation Certification

ISA Developed the CAP program to address a need in the automation industry. "ISA looked at a certification in automation because of the key role automation plays in industry today," says Vernon Trevathan, Chair of the CAP Steering Team. Trevathan states that automation, unlike other job tasks essential to the manufacturing industry, is currently not regulated through any certification program at all.

An ISA study shows that interest in the CAP program is high. 72% of the responding candidates expressed a desire to obtain the new certification. Similarly, 80% of candidate respondents and 78% of employer respondents believed that ISA was the appropriate organization to administer the CAP program, underscoring the Society's role in the automation field.

"ISA is the society for automation professionals," says Nick Sands with DuPont and a member of the CAP Job Analysis Panel." ISA, working with experts in the field, has defined the body of knowledge that automation professionals should know and now provides the professional identity and recognition for these professionals through the CAP program. If you are an automation professional you should be a member of ISA, and you should be participating in ISA networking and educational activities."

About ISA

ISA is a 33,000-member global, nonprofit, educational organization connecting people and ideas in automation. The Society fosters advancement in the theory, design, manufacture, and use of sensors, instruments, computers, and systems for automation in a wide variety of applications.

In addition to hosting the largest conferences and exhibitions for automation in the Western Hemisphere, ISA is a leading technical training organization and a respected publisher of books, magazines, and standards.

ISA also serves the professional development and certification needs of industry professionals and practitioners with its Certified Automation Professional (CAP), Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®), Certified Industrial Maintenance Mechanics (CIMM) programs, and the Control Systems Engineers (CSE) license.

Additional information about ISA is available at


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