Mission: The international society of automation (www. Isa. Org) is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, isa develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 customers around the world.
Programs: The society offers training products to companies and individuals involved in automation. Training is offered at the society's headquarters facility, at sites throughout the world, in-plant, and distance learning through internet offerings. The society further maintains two professional certification programs, certified control system technician (ccst) and certified automation professional (cap) both with training and testing offered. The society derives revenue from training services by charging participants registration fees. Isa also derived revenue from issuing certifications by charging participants fees for applications and renewals. A directory of certified individuals is available on the isa. Org website.
isa owns automation. Com, a subsidiary electronic publishing company that creates and delivers news, articles and other content to professionals within the automation community. Automation. Com is the source for real-time digital information, disseminated in easy-to-access formats, arming professionals with the latest news and trends to enhance industry awareness and serve as a catalyst for improvements in automation technology. Automation. Com publishes a website and a number of electronic e-newsletters and derives revenue from selling advertising and sponsorships in those vehicles to automation product and service suppliers. (continued on schedule o)the website attracts 100,000 unique visitors per month and the various e-newsletters are delivered to 140,000 subscribers located around the globe. Through their publishing vehicles, the company works with more than 150 suppliers (advertiser and sponsors) to craft and deliver their marketing messages to the global automation community.
member services include all efforts to provide and support member benefits and the administration of leadership structure of the society. This program includes dues revenue for society membership and dues revenue for membership in divisions that specialize in specific technical interest areas of automation (dues revenue shown on part viii, line 1b). Additional revenue is originated from royalties and the sale of logo merchandise. All expenses related to the society governance, support of local sections, administrative meetings, and the support of volunteer efforts is included in this program.
in addition to the program services listed in part iii, lines 4a-c, the organization provided the following additional services to its worldwide members and customers:symposia and conferencesbooks and proceedingsstandardsjournalscontracted servicesmiscellaneous services