"CSIA Certification sets our members apart from other control system integrators and drives the industry," says Bob Lowe, executive director of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA). "Whether a large corporation or a small independently owned business, clients benefit from the guidance of a CSIA Certified integrator. Our certified integrator members offer insight gained from experience and CSIA's rigorous certification process."
With CSIA Certification, an integrator follows CSIA Best Practices in such areas as general management, financial management, project management, system development lifecycle and quality assurance. Certification requires members to undergo an intense third-party audit and abide by strict performance standards. An audit is required every three years, adds Lowe, to maintain CSIA Certification.
"In a world where anyone can say they are a control system integrator, how can our clients be sure of our ability to design, implement and test automation systems? With CSIA Certification, directors of manufacturing, plant operations managers and other industry leaders can be confident in a CSIA integrator's business and project management skills. These attributes reduce the risk of failure and increase the probability of successful automation projects."
To learn more about the benefits of CSIA Certification or to find a CSIA Certified control system integrator, go to www.controlsys.org.
Founded in 1994, the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) is a not-for-profit, global professional association for control system integration companies and industry partners. Control system integrators use their engineering, technical and business skills to help manufacturers and others automate their industrial equipment and systems. CSIA members provide a range of services in dozens of industries.
Headquartered in Madison, Wis., U.S., CSIA's mission is to advance control system integration for the success of members and their clients. The association's annual conference and other opportunities throughout the year help members improve their business skills and share industry expertise. CSIA also promotes the benefits of hiring CSIA members and the added peace of mind CSIA Certification contributes to a successful integration project. CSIA has more than 400 members in 27 countries.