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CAP® is the premier global professional certification for analytics practitioners.
Those who meet CAP®'s high standards and pass the rigorous exam distinguish themselves and create greater opportunities for career enhancement.
For organizations seeking to enhance their ability to transform data into valuable insights and actions, CAP® provides a trusted means to identify, recruit and retain top analytics talent.
Certification can advance your career by setting you apart from the competition, enabling you to derive personal satisfaction from accomplishing a key career goal, helping to improve your overall job performance by setting you on a course for continual professional development, and recognizing the investment you have made in your career.
The CAP® credential is designed for analytics professionals in early- to mid-career. Applicants need a degree at the bachelor's degree with 5 years of professional analytics experience or a master's degree with 3 years of experience. All candidates sign an ethics code, have their effectiveness confirmed by a third party and take the examination. See the Candidate Handbook for more information.
As part of the application you will identify a current or a previous employer to confirm your skills. An email will be sent to that person with links to the soft skills confirmation site. Notification that the email has been sent will go to you.
Self-employed consultants may request a soft skills confirmation statement from a recent client. Individuals who are unable to contact an employer or client may submit a detailed written summary of a recent analytics project describing in detail the application of soft skills in the successful completion of the project and in the implementation of its findings. See the Candidate Handbook for more information or contact INFORMS.
To schedule the computer based exam:1. Apply and get approved
2. Pay for the exam through the website.
3. Use the resulting payment voucher to pay for the exam at Kryterion, testing partner
4. Schedule the exam at a convenient time for you.
To schedule a paper and pencil exam:1. Apply and get approved
2. Pay for the specific exam through the website.
For paper and pencil exam administrations, if you notify INFORMS at least ten (10) business days before your scheduled examination, you will be rescheduled for the next available examination at no additional cost to you.
For computer based testing, you must notify Kryterion at least 72 hours prior to the test at which time you may reschedule free of charge.
If you reschedule a paper and pencil test less than ten (10) business days before, or if you reschedule a computer based test less than 72 hours before, you may be liable for a retesting fee. You will not have to reapply under either scenario.