Renewal Guidelines Why Should You Renew? Standards • Your CCST certification is valid for three Certification years; then you must renew. 1 Increase your potential for salary raises Education & Training and promotions. • PDPs claimed on the Renewal Application Publishing must be earned during the three-year certification period. verify your job skills 2 Continue to job performance. and credibility in Conferences & Exhibits • Applications are subject to audit. If select- ed, you will be notified by mail to submit signed documentation for the PDPs 3 Earn respect and recognition among peers and your employer. claimed on your application. • If you have received multiple levels of 4 Provide documentation for FDA, OSHA, CCST, you only maintain the highest level and ISO 9000. through renewal. • Applicants who choose to test for renewal 5 Maintain the third-party documentation and fail have six months to retest. If six of your instrumentation experience. months pass, the certificate will lapse. ISA 67 Alexander Drive P.O. Box 12277 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 PHONE (919) 549-8411 FAX (919) 549-8288 E-MAIL email@example.com www.isa.org Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based ISA’s Certified Control ® in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA Systems Technician develops standards; certifies industry professionals; ® provides education and training; publishes books (CCST ) Renewal Policies and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. 35-0137-095 Chances are you have already earned the Professional Development Points (PDPs) you need to renew. How do I keep my certification What are PDPs? Training active? • In-house training PDPs are earned during the three years of your certification through work experience alone OR • On-the-job training You will receive notices from ISA when your renewal date approaches. Your certification work experience and professional development • Vendor workshops or presentations expires on the date printed on your certificate. activities. • Apprenticeship training programs • Employer training sessions or seminars If you don’t send in your renewal application showing your PDPs on or before the end of the How many points does work expe- • Training courses with Continuing certification period, your certification will expire. rience earn? Education Units (CEUs) You can renew your certificate simply by - 1 CEU equals 10 PDPs If your certification expires, it can be returned to working! • College courses Active Status if a Renewal Application is submit- - 1 semester hour equals 15 PDPs ted within four months after your expiration Each year of employment earns 30 PDPs (mini- - 1 quarter hour equals 10 PDPs date showing 120 PDPs earned through work mum of 1500 work hours/year). You can earn all experience and professional activities. 90 PDPs needed to renew simply by working in Professional Activities If your certification has been expired for four instrumentation, measurement and control, elec- • Membership in a professional society months or longer, Active Status is only possible trical, electronics, or mechanical technologies - 2 PDPs for each professional society mem- by reapplying as a first time applicant and meet- during your three year certification term. A mini- bership ing the requirements for that certification level, mum of 60 PDPs through work experience are - Attending society meetings and passing the exam. So keep your certification required. - Serving as an officer active! • Presenting at a Career Day In order to renew through work experience only • Teaching a training course (90 PDPs), your renewal application must be How do I renew? received by ISA on or before your expiration date. • Authoring or delivering a technical paper or book If you renew on or before your certificate - Earn from 5-20 PDPs if you are the sole- expiration date, simply complete the Renewal If my certification has expired, author or co-author Application and document 90 PDPs by: what are my options to renew? • Documenting 3 years of work experience In order to reinstate your certificate after the during the renewal period, OR expiration date, you must submit the Renewal • Documenting a combination of work Application within four months after your Questions? experience and continuing education, OR expiration date and indicate 120 PDPs. • Registering for an examination. CALL: (919) 549-8411 Ninety PDPs can be earned solely from work ONLINE: www.isa.org/CCST Send your completed Renewal Application and fee experience. The remaining points will need to be to ISA 60 days before your expiration date to keep E-MAIL: CCST@isa.org earned through training and/or professional your CCST active. If you renew by work experience, activities. One hour of participation in any MAIL: P.O. Box 3561, Durham, NC 27702 USA the renewal fee is $195. If you renew by testing, professional activity earns you one PDP. Here are the fee varies by level and location of the test (see some examples of professional development the application for details). activities that earn PDPs. If you renew within four months after your certifi- cate expiration date, 120 PDPs will be required.
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