The iNARTE Electrostatic Discharge Control (ESD) Certification Program is appropriate for engineers and technicians whose training and experience have primarily focused on problems, engineering design and corrective measures associated with minimizing or eliminating electrostatic discharge.

Electrostatic Discharge positions held:

  • ESD Test Engineer
  • ESD Control Design Engineer/technician
  • ESD Control Test Engineer/Technician
  • ESD Control Engineer/Technician
  • Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) Engineer (collateral duty)
  • Compliance Engineer (collateral duty)

iNARTE certified ESDC Engineers and Technicians work on advanced technology, production and control systems and components in industries that include consumer manufacturing, automotive, aerospace and military applications.

The iNARTE ESD certification program is administered by Exemplar Global iNARTE in concert with the ESD Association. Early in 1994, the Electrostatic Discharge Control (ESD) Association teamed with NARTE to implement and administer ESD certification for engineers and technicians.

The purpose of the ESD Credential Certification Program is to foster technical “excellence” in ESD engineering. This approach establishes technical competency criteria for ESD and enforces these criteria for technical personnel. The program benefits the individual engineer, the technician and the ESD community as a whole by establishing a standard of excellence in ESD engineering that will endure and extend across the boundaries of private and government agencies.

These tables provide a summary of iNARTE Electrostatic Discharge Control (ESD) Certification Requirements:

ESD ENGINEER Associate Engineer Engineer
Exam Passing score of 70% Passing score of 70%
References 3 (1 supervisor and 2 peer) 3 (1 supervisor and 2 peer)
Education College/University Transcript/Diploma College/University Transcript/Diploma
Work Experience N/A 9 years of ESD related work experience
ESD TECHNICIAN Associate Technician Technician
Exam Passing score of 70% Passing score of 70%
References 3 (1 supervisor and 2 peer) 3 (1 supervisor and 2 peer)
Education College/University Transcript/Diploma College/University Transcript/Diploma
Work Experience N/A 6 years of ESD related work experience

Fee Schedule

Application Fee

In person proctoring

Re-Examination Fee

In person proctoring

Online Examination Fee

Remotely proctored exams

Associate Technician $110.00 $110.00 $140.00
Technician $125.00 $125.00 $155.00
Associate Engineer $110.00 $110.00 $140.00
Engineer $145.00 $145.00 $175.00

To apply for iNARTE Electrostatic Discharge Control (ESD) Certification, download the Certification Criteria document below then click the ‘Apply Now’ button to proceed. Should you have any issues following the certification process, try visiting the ‘How To Apply‘ page. If you need assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

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