Research Triangle Park, N.C. (8 February 2005) ISAThe Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society is pleased to announce that as of the end of 2004, over 4000 technicians are currently ISA Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) certified. ISAs 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 play a vital role in industry, exercising direct control over many operations that result in product quality, safety and environmental protection. The CCST program ensures high levels of skill and competency, and is regarded as an important contribution by both industry management and labor. The CCST Program provides the mechanism to ascertain and document to management, contractors and labor organizations, the qualifications of CCSTs to work safely and effectively in process industries worldwide. To be certified as a CCST, applicants must demonstrate that they are skilled practitioners, knowledgeable in pneumatic and electronic instrumentation. They must demonstrate an understanding of process control loops and process control systems, including both analog and microprocessor based systems. For more details about the ISA CCST certification, visit www.isa.org/CCST or call (919) 549-8411. About ISA ISA is a 33,000-member global, nonprofit, educational organization connecting people and ideas in automation + control. 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 Mechanic (CIMM) programs, and the Control Systems Engineers (CSE) license
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