Providing premier electrical services demands skill, knowledge, and expertise. Interstates delivers through a commitment to certification and professional licensing.

These distinctions require knowledge, ability, and effort to secure and they offer clients powerful proof of Interstates’ commitment to being a provider of premier services.

Accredited Quality Contractor

The Accredited Quality Contractor program of Associated Builders and Contractors is an accreditation program that publicly recognizes and honors those construction firms which have documented their commitment in five key areas of corporate responsibility:

  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Employee Benefits
  • Training
  • Community Relations

Interstates has continued to excel in these five areas which has allowed us to hold this honor each year since the program began in 1993.


The need for skilled, knowledgeable information security professionals has never been greater. CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) is a globally recognized standard of achievement that verifies our people have the expertise necessary to develop a secure system for your facility.

For our team members to earn CISSP certification, they must have five years of experience in information security and have successfully completed a rigorous curriculum and examination in the subject.

CISCO Registered Partner

Interstates Control Systems is a CISCO Registered partner.


Interstates Control Systems, Inc. has completed a demanding audit by the Control Systems Integrators Association (CSIA).

CSIA is the largest organization in North America for control system integrators. For more than two decades, its mission has been to establish a standard for best practices for control system integrators, awarding certification only to those providers who can meet the most exacting standards for performance in seven key areas:

  • General Management
  • Human Resources
  • Project Management
  • Technical Management
  • Financial Management
  • Business Development
  • Quality Management

Certified Members are reaudited every three years to the current performance standards, and recertified if they pass.

Contractors Workforce Development Assessment

Interstates Construction recently completed the Contractors Workforce Development Assessment (CWDA). The CWDA is an assessment tool that objectively measures a contractor’s commitment to the training and development of their employees. The purpose of the CWDA is to enforce the importance of development and make it a key criteria for clients, just as quality, schedule and safety are key to the selection process. The CWDA allows owners and clients another way to evaluate the effectiveness of the contractor’s training programs and commitment to employee development.

Interstates received a score of 92.67%. Industry scoring data also indicates that companies with scores at or above 90% also reported lower safety incidents and favorable EMR rates. The research validates that contractors with strong CWDA scores also have better safety performance records.

Dell Certified Reseller

Interstates Control Systems is a Dell Certified Reseller, allowing us to leverage our buying power on your behalf.


Interstates is certified as an authorized service provider for Iowa and Nebraska by Endress+Hauser, a leading global instruments manufacturer.

Endress+Hauser is a leading supplier of industrial and automation equipment, providing services and solutions for industrial processes all over the world.


Interstates Control Systems, Inc. became a GE Intelligent Platforms Premier Solutions Partner in 2006. The Interstates Manufacturing Intelligence group was certified through our experience with GE’s Proficy Plant Applications product line.

In addition to our experience with GE’s MES products, Interstates is also well adept in GE’s full automation product line, including control system hardware and automation system programming.

Interstates continues to expand our relationship with GE and their products, and to date have worked with multiple FORTUNE 100 companies in implementing Proficy systems.


Interstates has a number of individuals with the Certified Automation Professional designation. To earn the CAP certification, you must meet experience prerequisites and take a certification exam.

Leaders and clients in the automation industry recognize that having Certified Automation Professionals on staff demonstrates commitment to safer and more productive workplaces.


Interstates currently has five employees certified as Level 1 ISA Certified Control Systems Technicians.

The CCST program was created by ISA in 1995 to ensure competence and professionalism in the instrumentation, systems, and automation workforce.

The program has certified more than 4,000 technicians, who must have a minimum of five years of service or a combination of three years of experience with two years of college in instrumentation/electrical to qualify.

ISA is a global, nonprofit, educational organization that fosters advancement in the theory, design, manufacture, and use of sensors, instruments, computers, and systems for automation in a wide variety of applications focusing on industrial process control.


Interstates has joined the Connected with Kepware® System Integrator Program. As a silver-level system integrator, we have Kepware application experience and meet Kepware's product training qualifications.

Kepware develops software solutions for the Industrial Automation Industry that helps bridge the communication gap between diverse hardware and software applications. Their products enable informed decision-making from the shop floor to the top floor by providing consistent, reliable data across the enterprise.

Learn more about the Connected with Kepware® System Integrator Program.


Interstates currently has several individuals who are certified as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professionals. Extensive coursework and passing a rigorous exam is required in order to achieve this status.

Our Interstates’ LEED APs know that how a system is designed, what types of products are selected, and how they are installed can affect a project’s sustainability.

These individuals have the training necessary to sort through choices and help clients make decisions that are right for their project.


Interstates currently has two employees certified as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers.

This certification verifies our ability to design build Windows 2003 infrastructure and effectively analyze business requirements. This ensures that Interstates will have the expertise to provide the premier services for our customers.


Interstates has continued its certification with Microsoft as a Silver Certified Partner. Interstates has earned designation as having the following competencies:

  • Microsoft Identity & Security
  • Microsoft Midmarket Solution Provider
  • Microsoft Server Platform

As a Silver Certified Partner, Interstates has access to resources and support directly from Microsoft.

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

Interstates provides an accredited training program through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curriculum and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER's registry that allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires.

NTEP Certificate of Conformance

Interstates has invested in the testing and verification required to earn NTEP’s ‘Certificate of Conformance’ for I-Control, starting with v5.5. This certificate serves as validation that the I-Control software has been rigorously tested and verified to meet NIST Handbook 44 requirements for accurately reading weight data and accurately aggregating weight data throughout the control system.

I-Control is certified by NTEP to electronically record a weight from a certified scale, mass flow meter, or other certified primary element. Further, I-Control is proven to accurately aggregate data through the control system. For example, I-Control can record weights from multiple certified devices and add them together to calculate total weight. The final weight is certified to meet NIST Handbook 44 requirements, important for facilities where ‘legal-for-trade’ certification from a local governing body is a primary goal.

Learn more about Interstates' NTEP Certificate of Conformance.


A prestigious step in professional growth and development, the PE designation is a legal acknowledgement by a competent body that the recipient has achieved a specified degree of competence and has demonstrated the qualifications necessary to practice as a professional engineer.

It requires a minimum of four years of experience under another PE and passing a PE exam.


The PMP is the premier project management credential for industries and companies worldwide.

Candidates must meet specific education requirements, have at least four years of experience in Project Management and agree to work within a code of professional conduct. The final step in becoming a PMP is passing a comprehensive examination of project management knowledge.

Additionally, those who have earned the PMP credential must demonstrate an ongoing professional commitment to the field of project management through the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Continuing Certification Requirements Program.


Interstates Control Systems, Inc. has been a partner with Rockwell for over 15 years. Rockwell offers several levels in their system integrator program and Interstates is in the upper level integration partner program.

For Interstates to maintain our status as a Rockwell Automation Solution Partner, we must possess high corporate standards, financial stability, and competency on Rockwell Automation Technologies.


Interstates Control Systems, Inc. has been a partner with Rockwell for over 15 years.

Participation in the Rockwell Control Solution Partner program requires verified implementations of Rockwell Automation’s Integrated Architecture for improving manufacturing processes.

Rockwell Information Solution Partner

Interstates Control Systems, Inc. has been a partner with Rockwell for over 15 years.

Participation in the Rockwell Information Solution Partner program requires proven competency and verified success delivering project leveraging the FactoryTalk Suite of solutions for manufacturing intelligence and production management.

Rockwell Process Solution Partner

Interstates Control Systems, Inc. has been a partner with Rockwell for over 15 years.

Participation in the Rockwell Process Solution Partner program requires proven application expertise and demonstrated success in delivering PlantPAX into related process industries.


Interstates Control Systems, Inc. has been a partner with Rockwell for over 15 years.

Participation in the Rockwell Industrial IT Solution Partner program requires proven Industrial Ethernet installation expertise including demonstrated success in designing and deploying an industrial network leveraging VMWare, CCNA, and CCDA professionals on staff.

Rockwell Power + Quality & Energy Management Solution Partner

Interstates Control Systems, Inc. has been a partner with Rockwell for over 15 years.

Participation in the Rockwell PQ & EM Solution Partner program requires proven application expertise and application success using Rockwell Automation PQ & EM products.


Interstates is a member of the TIBCO-Spotfire Partner Network, a global program that helps partners resell, deploy, and develop solutions that include or embed the TIBCO Spotfire Analytics Platform. TIBCO provides infrastructure software to help professionals quickly discover new and actionable insights from data sets.

VMWare Professional Solution Provider

The VMWare Professional Solution Provider designation is validation that Interstates has mastered a high level of expertise in the VMWare products. VMWare Professional Solution Providers meet stringent VMWare requirements and complete Certified Professional testing.

VMWare Partners combine their technology expertise along with services to design, plan and deploy sophisticated virtualization solutions to meet the technical and business needs of customers.


The Wonderware System Integrator (SI) Program provides SIs with credentials that acknowledge their skills with Wonderware products.

System Integrators in the Registered SI program have received training directly from Wonderware on HMI and/or historian products. Wonderware relies on the expertise of Sis to apply the products to the automation market place.

Registered SIs help ensure the project is successful from start to finish through appropriate application of the technology products.