Why CSIA Certification?

The importance of CSIA Certification

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Why should my company be CSIA Certified?

Attaining Certification is a rigorous process requiring an investment in resources — a worthwhile investment. By implementing CSIA’s Best Practices and confirming their adoption via CSIA Certification, you will build a better company.

CSIA Certification is the capstone of implementing the Best Practices. When approaching Certification, everyone in your company should be involved in the process so that the Best Practices become part of your organization's “DNA.”

CSIA Certified companies are financially stronger than non-certified companies. One of our partners recently completed an analysis of the data suggesting a strong link between Certification and business performance. Additionally, some suppliers require CSIA Certification to be recognized in the top tier of their system integrator programs.

 CSIA Certified companies lead SI industry


Successful system integration businesses combine technical proficiency with sound business practices. If you want to become a better company, begin by downloading the Best Practices Manual. Besides joining CSIA, it is the first step on the road to CSIA Certification.

    Certification proves that your company has met or exceeded CSIA Best Practices in nine key areas:

  • General Management 
  • Project Management
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Supporting Activities
  • Quality Assurance Management
  • Marketing, Business Development, and Sales Management
  • System Development Lifecycle 
  • Service and Support