iNARTE Electrostatic Discharge Control (ESD) Certification

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

The purpose of the iNARTE 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 ESD community by establishing a standard of excellence in ESD engineering that will endure and extend across the boundaries of private and government agencies.

ESD EngineerAssociate Engineer Engineer
ExamPassing score of 70% Passing score of 70%
ReferencesThree (One supervisor and two peer) Three (One supervisor and two peer)
EducationCollege/University Transcript/Diploma College/University Transcript/Diploma
Work Experience N/A Nine years of ESD-related work experience
ESD TechnicianAssociate Technician Technician
ExamPassing score of 70% Passing score of 70%
ReferencesThree (One supervisor and two peer) Three (One supervisor and two peer)
EducationCollege/University Transcript/Diploma College/University Transcript/Diploma
Work Experience N/A Six years of ESD-related work experience

There is one part, four hours duration. All questions are multiple choice.
The exam is 50 questions, and all should be attempted.
The exam is open book, open notes and a scientific calculator is allowed.
The pass mark is 70% average. Retake is possible after 90 days. There will be no credit for past exam scores.

Once your ESD Certification application fee is received, iNARTE will coordinate and arrange for a testing date, time, and location.  The examination may also be taken on-line through a remote proctor.

The examination for ESD Engineers or ESD Technicians is four hours in duration. All examinations are given with open book. Open notes and a scientific calculator is permitted in the exam room.

Examinations are graded at the iNARTE principal office and the applicant will be advised of a pass/fail within 10 working days.

The passing score for ESD Engineers or ESD Technician is 70% average. Should a candidate fail the examination, a retake is permissible following a 90-day period. Examinations may be retaken any number of times; however, an examination processing fee is required each time the exam is taken.

Candidates retaking the examination must achieve a passing grade at one four-hour session and will not be allowed to take credit for grades achieved in parts of earlier sessions.