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ISTA regards Education and Networking as cornerstone activities and considering today's economic challenges, knowledge is more important than ever. ISTA offers many educational opportunities to help you stay current with relevant industry issues and keep up-to-date on the newest innovations and best practices in transport packaging. We are committed to providing quality educational events that will deliver direct benefits to you and your company.


ISTA Certified Packaging Laboratory Professional (CPLP) Webinars!
August 11th (Technician) and August 19th (Technologist)

The Certified Packaging Laboratory Professional (CPLP) program recognizes your development and excellence in packaging laboratory professionals. CPLP certification is particularly valuable for enhancing the credibility of people involved with ISTA testing and ISTA certified laboratory operations. ISTA will be offering CPLP Technician and Technologist Webinars on August 11th and 19th. It will be conducted by Larry Dull, ISTA's Lead Instructor and who is also a CPLP-Professional.


Technician Webinar - August 11th:
10:30-12:30pm Webinar in Session
12:30-1:30 Webinar Break
1:30-3:30 Webinar in Session
3:30-4:00 Optional Wrap Up
(all times are EST)
Technologist Webinar - August 19th:
10:30-12:30pm Webinar in Session
12:30-1:30 Webinar Break
1:30-3:30 Webinar in Session
3:30-4:00 Optional Wrap Up
(all times are EST)

Registration Fee: Online Material - $495 OR Printed Material - $595

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants may choose to receive online access to materials or receive printed materials in advance of the Webinar. Only ISTA Members may take the CPLP exams and receive CPLP status. All CPLP materials and exams are in English. English proficiency is therefore required for successful participation in the CPLP program. Please contact Lisa Bonsignore at ISTA (, phone 517-333-3437 ext. 215) if you have any further questions.

Save the Date and Call for Speakers
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2016 TransPack Fourm at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts on March 21-24. Be sure to mark your calendars. You'll want to be part of this important educational event.

ISTA's TransPack Forum provides the latest ideas of responsible transport packaging and the physical distribution of products from world-leading experts. It provides quality presentations and valuable case studies along with opportunities to network and gain direct access with like-minded professionals who are facing the same challenges and are centered on the transport packaging industry. Connecting with people matters and the Forum makes it happen.

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: If you have an interesting and informative topic or case study related to the economic, social or environmental optimization of packaging systems and would like to be a speaker at ISTA's TransPack Forum, we want to hear from you! To be considered, click here to send us your title and abstract. Contact Lisa Bonsignore if you have any further questions.


Upcoming RPbD Training Programs
for those who are interested in learning how to implement the process in their company. Whether you’re seeking to test the waters, committed to implementing the program, or desiring to obtain a professional certificate, the RPbD training program can help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to build your company’s reputation as an environmentally and socially conscious corporate citizen – and drive profitability.

Dates and locations for upcoming RPbD Training Programs are being planned. The format for the program includes a full day in-person session followed by a half day web meeting. Contact Lisa Bonsignore ( at ISTA Headquarters for upcoming dates and locations or to request a Training Program to be held at your company.

RPbD Guide Available to ISTA Members and Non Members
The Responsible Packaging by Design (RPbD) Guide is a step-by-step process management standard for the design, testing, and qualification of responsible packaging that meets industry, consumer, and regulatory expectations. The RPbD Guide is available as a member benefit at no additional cost under a licensing agreement to ISTA members classified as a Business Primary Location. Individual members and university members are not eligible for this benefit. Non-members may purchase the Guide for an annual license fee of $750. Simply visit the ISTA E-Market at