The Association for Advancing Automation (A3), is a leading global automation trade association and North America's largest. A3 was born through the convergence of the Robotic Industries Association, AIA-Advancing Vision + Imaging, and the Motion Control Motors Association.  The association's goal is to support innovation, growth, and safety in manufacturing and service industries through education, promotion, and advancement of robotics, related automation technologies, and companies delivering integrated solutions.


The Certified Robot Integrator program was established in 2012 in response to an industry need for a benchmark for evaluating technical and robot safety acumen, as well as overall integrator business excellence.

Certification ensures that robot integrators who have successfully completed the program possess the capabilities at a very high level to deliver robotic products, systems and services that are safe, reliable, and of good quality.