CERTIFICATION FOR PEOPLE
ISTA CERTIFIED PACKAGING LABORATORY PROFESSIONAL (CPLP)
This unique program encourages and recognizes development and excellence in packaging laboratory professionals. Manufacturers can improve their ability to achieve effective, economical packaging when their own people receive this unique training. CPLP certification is particularly valuable for enhancing the credibility of people involved with ISTA testing and ISTA certified laboratory operations.
There are three levels of certification: Technican, Technologist and Professional. Technician and Technologist levels require the study of on-line or printed materials and the passage of multiple-choice examinations. Professional-level certification is based on a résumé of industry activities and accomplishments. Re-certification for Technician and Technologist levels is required every three (3) years.
Take a detailed look at each level:
STUDY OPTIONS AND FEES
Self-Study with printed/mailed materials (Technician and Technologist levels): $425
Professional level: $325
On-line study includes convenient navigation, enhanced graphics, and a slideshow review to reinforce the material. On-line exams are electronically graded for fast response. Printed study and exam materials are available (at extra charge to cover printing, handling, packaging, and mailing) for those who prefer that format. NOTE: All CPLP materials and exams (printed and on-line) are in English. English proficiency is therefore required for successful participation in the CPLP program.
Workshops & Webinars: ISTA also conducts in-person workshops (concurrent with ISTA's TransPack Forum) and online workshop webinars (typically June and October) for Technician and Technologist levels. Click here for details on upcoming workshops and webinars. Contact Lisa Bonsignore at (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in an in-person workshop at your location.
To earn the discounts, applicants must be from the same company (can
be different locations) and order for all applicants must be placed
at the same time. Invoice / billing will be at time of application.
NOW FOR THE CPLP PROGRAM
Non-Members: Call ISTA Headquarters at (517) 333-3437 for further instructions.
An advancement in level (from Technician to Technologist, or from Technologist to Professional) re-starts the certification period. CPLP-Professional is a lifetime certification; no re-certification is required.
Click Here for further details on re-certification.
NOTE: All CPLP materials and exams (printed and on-line) are in English. English proficiency is therefore required for successful participation in the CPLP program.
ISTA CERTIFIED THERMAL PROFESSIONAL (CTP)
This certification program encourages and recognizes development and excellence in insulated shipping container (ISC), thermal packaging laboratory testing professionals. Thermal packaging suppliers and third-party independent testing laboratories who are certified as ISTA Standard 20 test labs and conduct 7E tests must have CTP Level I and II people achieve this unique training and certification. CTP certification enhances the credibility of people involved with ISTA 7E testing and ISTA Standard 20 certified laboratory operations.
There are two levels of certification: Level I and Level II. Both levels require the study of on-line materials, the passage of a multiple-choice examination and then a practical exam.
NOTE: All CTP materials and exams are in English. English proficiency is therefore required for successful participation in the CPT program.
Certified Thermal Professional (CTP) – LEVEL I
A CTP Level I individual is a lab technician with demonstrated competence to perform Standard 20 testing procedures under the direction of a CTP II. CTP I personnel know and understand the basics of document preparation (including reporting of exceptions), basic numeric procedures for completion of forms, and a general understanding of authorities and signatures required for attesting to document completion.
CTP Level I Requirements & Process:
2) Certification is acquired by a two-step process. The first step
is passing a 60 question multiple choice exam. Applicants must have
access to a purchased Standard 20 copy and may obtain a copy of the
training manual (CTP I) for advance study.
3) Step Two is a Practical exam where the applicant will be required
to build a Design Qualification Data Package. The Practical exam will
apply everything learned by reading ISTA Standard 20, APPX-0049 Data
Package Manual, CTP I Training Manual, and all other ISTA Standard
Certified Thermal Professional (CTP) – LEVEL II
A CTP II certified thermal professional has a comprehensive working knowledge of all of the documents contained in Standard 20, and is capable of running a lab performing the tests specified by Standard 20. CTP II personnel understand the entire process from design to final certification of an ISC. They are capable of creating compliant, accurate and properly attested documentary packages.
CTP II personnel have exhibited a conceptual grasp of laboratory procedures that are relevant to Standard 20 protocols and are competent to maintain a laboratory to certification standards set forth by ISTA.
CTP Level II Requirements & Process:
2) Certification is subject to a renewal every three (3) years by test and practical exam.
3) Certification is acquired by a two-step process. First, an online
multiple-choice exam is administered by a proctor, who must be a job
peer or superior. Applicant may obtain a copy of the training manual
(CTP II) for advance study. The training manual is useful for preparation
for the Step One.
4) Step Two consists of a Practical Test with the applicant will
be required to write a Design Qualification Protocol and Report from
a supplied User Requirements Specification (URS), a Data Package and
Protocol & Report Templates in conjunction with all the supporting
Standard 20 documents.