The institute is an academic standards organization focused on developing and delivering accredited certificate programs for professionals seeking technology recognition.

Shape Your Future. 

The institute and its education council are engaged in developing credentialing systems that conform to recognized international academic standards. Institute systems provide a secure candidate application, records authentication mechanism, the maintenance of official body of knowledge, and candidate exam assessments. The certification pathway is a global effort to provide the sports industry with knowledge standardization to increase technology utilization, adoption, and specialization.  

General Membership is free, Registered Technologists require a fee, and Certified Professionals require successful course completion. All members interest in certification must first become a Registered Technologist.

ISTA's Professional Sports Technology Institute™ advances careers, improves athletic success and further matures the field of sports technology through our recognized standards, certifications, accreditation, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development guides, and networking opportunities. 

The Registered Sports Technologist receives access to the "Official Body of Knowledge" covering everything they need to succeed in the field of sports technology. Also included are book lists, study guides, practice tests, and discussion forums. 

Official Areas of Study: 

Section 1: Foundations for Human Performance

  • Sports Science
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Measurements
  • Sports Performance Criteria
  • Sports Biometrics
Section 2: Foundations for Digital Literacy
          • Sports Data
          • Sports Analytics
          • Hardware & Networks
          • Common Software
          • Athlete Data Management
          • Project & Program Management

Section 3: Foundations for Performance Analysis

          • Performance Impact Stakeholders
          • Scout & Performance Preparation
          • Analysis Tools
          • Game Statistics
          • Visual Models
          • Persuasion
          • Decisions  

 Section 4: Foundations for Applied Sports Technology

      • Sports Industry Overview
      • Sports Technology History
      • Sports Technology Evolution
      • Sports Technology Use Cases
      • Sports Engineering & Materials
      • Registered Technologist Career Path
      • Certified Technologist Responsibilities

The Certified Sports Technology Professional CSTPTM mark, certificate, and verifiable number will be granted to those who meet the standards as administered via the institute's testing regimen. The successful qualification will enable professional recognition for expert technology service in the field of 'sports technology'.

Step 1: Become an ISTA Member

Step 2: Fill out the Institute enrollment application

Step 3: Submit required documents and transcripts 

Step 4: Once approved schedule an exam date and time  

*Passing the exam gives you access to a coveted mark

If you would like to take advantage of certification opportunities enroll in our new institute. Simply start by requesting a free ISTA Membership. 

ISTA North America HQ 
2550 Sandy Plains Road 
Marietta, Georgia 30066 

Phone: (470) 485-ISTA

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