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DISCOVER THE ADVANTAGES OF BECOMING CERTIFIED!

ISTA Certified Packaging Laboratory Professional (CPLP) Program Click Here

ISTA Certified Thermal Professional (CTP) Program Click Here


ISTA CERTIFIED PACKAGING LABORATORY PROFESSIONAL (CPLP) PROGRAM

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: Technician, Technologist, and Professional. The first two 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.

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.

CPLP RECIPIENTS
Choose a level below to view all of the individuals who have achieved CPLP status.

Technicians, Technologists, Professionals

 


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.

Certification Fees
Certification fees are $325 (self-study, on-line) and $425 (self-study, printed/mailed materials) for each of the Technician and Technologist levels, and $325 for the Professional level. In-person Workshops for Technician and Technologist, including classroom sessions and proctored exams, are held at least twice a year (at ISTA's Transport Packaging Forum in the spring and at one or more other locations throughout the year). Click Here for details of the upcoming Workshops.


Who Can Register? Who Can Take the Exam?
Anyone can register for the program and study the materials. However, only ISTA members may take the exams and be CPLP-certified. Click Here for information on ISTA membership. The exams must be taken within 120 days after registration. A $100 fee will apply to extend this time, or to transfer a registration from one person to another.

To register for the CPLP program, Click Here.


Re-certification
Re-certification is required every three (3) years. This preserves the integrity and status of the program by ensuring that a CPLP remains active in the field and is still qualified to hold the Certificate. Re-certification may be accomplished by submitting a qualifying résumé of industry activities, or by taking an abbreviated version of the appropriate current exams (Technician and/or Technologist). The recertification fee is US$150. CPLP recipients are notified by ISTA prior to their re-certification dates.

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.


CPLP Quantity Discounts (per applicant):
1-2:   net
3-4:   5% discount
5-9:   10% discount
10+:  15% discount

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.

CPLP Workshop Discounts
Additional discounts may apply for one person taking both Technician and Technologist levels at the same workshop or other siturations. Click Here to see the detailed descriptions for each workshop. The quantity discounts above will also apply in most cases.

 


ISTA CERTIFIED THERMAL PROFESSIONAL (CTP) 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:
1) Certification is subject to a renewal every three (3) years by test, unless CTP II has been subsequently achieved.

2) Certification is acquired by passing a test administered by a proctor, who must be a job peer or superior. Applicant must have access to a purchased Standard 20 copy and may obtain a copy of the training manual (CTP I) for advance study.

• Applicant has 120 days from the date the application fee is paid to complete the exam.
• Test period is two hours.
• Test is "open book" with Standard 20 as the book. The training manual is not allowed at the testing session.
• Passing grade is 80%
• CTP Level I test is graded and certified by ISTA Thermal Auditor.

CTP Level I Certification Fee: $295 click here to purchase


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:
1) Each CTP II must have first passed CTP I.

2) Certification is subject to a renewal every three (3) years by test.

3) Certification is acquired by a two step process. First, a qualification test (not the same as the CTP I test) is required. Step One consists of passing a test administered by a proctor, who must be a job peer or superior. Applicant must may obtain a copy of the training manual (CTP II) for advance study. The training manual is useful for preparation for the Step One test and for preparation for Step Two.

• Applicant has 120 days from the date the application fee is paid to complete the exam.
• Test period is two hours.
• Test is "open book" with Standard 20 as the book. The training manual is not allowed at the testing session.
• Passing grade is 80%
• CTP II test is graded and certified by ISTA Thermal Auditor.

4) Step Two consists of an onsite training session. Requirements for attendance at the training session are passing of the Step One test and completed application and fees paid.

At the end of the training session, a performance evaluation will be made (format at the discretion of the auditor presenting the session). The results of this evaluation of the applicant at the session will result in a report sent by the auditor to ISTA with a recommendation. The recommendation will determine the award of certification of CTP II.

CTP Level II Certification Fee: $1,295 click here to purchase