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Automation Engineers

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Several professional associations provide certification programs for automation engineers. Becoming certified shows employers that you’ve met high standards established by your industry, and certified engineers often earn higher salaries and have better employment prospects than those who are not certified. The International Society of Automation (ISA) offers the certified automation professional credential to automation professionals who work in process automation and manufacturing automation. Applicants must meet education and work experience requirements, pass an examination, and commit to the ISA Code of Ethics. Visit for more information. Other certification credentials are offered by the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ITSQB test automation engineer), International Institute for Software Testing (certified software test automation specialist, certified software test automation architect), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (certified manufacturing engineer, certified additive manufacturing-fundamentals, and Lean certification) and the Association for Advancing Automation (robot integrator, certified vision professional, certified vision system integrator, certified motion control professional).

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