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News & Updates

March 22, 2018

CAP Has Now Officially Converted to New Testing Provider

As of March 8th, 2018, the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) program has officially made the conversion to its new official test vendor partner, PSI. We thank everyone for their patience as this process was implemented and we are excited to offer CAP candidates the best test experience possible.

To access information about a CAP testing center near you, please visit:

When you’re ready, the steps below can be referenced for scheduling your exam:

Online Scheduling: – go to and select “Candidates” from the home page.

  1. Select a category – choose “Other” from the pull down menu.
  2. Select a program – choose “INFORMS” from the pull down menu.
  3. Select an examination – choose your examination from the pull down menu.
  4. Click the “Register for this Exam” option.
  5. Enter your User name and Password to Log In if returning to this site, then log in and skip to step 10. First time users of PSI’s online scheduling must select “New User.”
  6. Enter the information requested to create an account including the Assigned ID# provided in your scheduling instruction notice from PSI. When finished, select the “Continue” button to proceed.
  7. If account creation is successful, a page requesting you to confirm/enter your contact information will appear. Enter the required information. When finished, select the “Next” button to proceed.
  8. Select three security questions and provide answers which can be used to verify your identity when retrieving a username or password. Click the “Submit” button to proceed.
  9. Begin typing the zip code or city name of your preferred test area and select the name from the list displayed. Click “Search” to find the closest test centers. The closest Test Center may be in a neighboring state.
  10. Select a test center location to see available dates. Select the date, then time you want (all available dates are shown in green).  Submit your request by clicking on the “Schedule” button. You will be sent a confirmation email of the appointment scheduled.
  11. Select the “My Home” link to view the exact reporting instructions for your examination.

If you have any questions about this change, please contact INFORMS’ Certification Manager directly at

February 6, 2018

We are Moving to a New Testing Provider for all CAP/aCAP Exams

The Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) program has selected PSI to serve as its new official test vendor partner for all CAP and aCAP examinations beginning in February 2018.

CAP candidates will enjoy secure test delivery and distribution options for their certification exams, available on an international network of test centers offering quality, services, and amenities to provide the best candidate test experience possible. More information about PSI and its testing center locations is available here and will be configured to accommodate CAP candidates starting February 2018. If you are currently in the application process, shortly, we’ll be sending your candidate file to PSI – they will be contacting you directly with information regarding scheduling an exam. We launch February 22, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact INFORMS’ Certification Manager directly at

More information about this move will be announced as it becomes available, we thank you for your patience as we make this transition.

January 10, 2018

Are You a Veteran? CAP is Eligible for GI Bill Reimbursement

Enhance your skillset and open doors to new opportunities by positioning yourself as one of the best practitioners transitioning into much needed analytics job roles.

Veterans and other eligible individuals can seek VA reimbursement for fees associated with applying for and recertifying the CAP® credential. Find out more by visiting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Licensing and Certification website:

Certified analytics professionals are in demand – make CAP the most valuable certification on your career path.

January 2, 2018

CAP Named One of the Best Data Certifications

Repeatedly. Don’t just take our word for it, here’s a showcase of recognitions CAP has received:

Toms’ IT Pro
Best Big Data Certifications in 2018

CIO Magazine
Your Guide to the Top Big Data Certifications Today
19 Big Data Certifications That Will Pay Off

Certificates and Certification in Analytics, Big Data, Data Sciences, Machine Learning

The Balance
Learn About Big Data Certification

Ingram Micro Advisor
10 Big Data Certifications That Will Pay Dividends
Top 15 Big Data Certifications
The Best Big Data Certifications in 2018

December 7, 2017

Certified Analytics Professional Program Earns Prestigious ANSI Accreditation

The Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) program, the only global professional certification for analytics practitioners, has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the American member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), furthering its distinction to what CIO Magazine earlier this year called one of the top "big data certifications that will payoff."

CAP® is recognized as an independent validation of the analytics body of knowledge of those who earn the certification. More than 20 percent of Fortune 100 companies employ CAPs, as do more than 200 different companies in more than 20 countries across the globe, along with government agencies, the U.S. military, and other organizations.

ANSI accreditation provides a formal international endorsement that meets a global standard for the certification of personnel. Since 1918, ANSI has provided organizations across the country with industry guidelines, as well as recognizing those that consistently adhere to the highest standards. ANSI accreditation serves as an objective confirmation of the quality of not only the CAP® program, but of the skills of the analytics professionals who achieve a CAP® certification. From the testing process to job analysis to test administration, CAP® meets the demanding criteria aimed at maximizing statistical requirements and best practices.

"We are delighted that CAP® has been recognized with this prestigious accreditation from ANSI," said Melissa Moore, Executive Director of INFORMS, which manages the CAP® program. "With the growing demand for analytics professionals, the ANSI accreditation provides every CAP® recipient an unparalleled competitive advantage and a professional distinction that the public, their colleagues, and employers can trust."

About CAP®

CAP® is the only global professional certification for analytics practitioners. Those who meet the high standards of CAP® and pass the rigorous exam distinguish themselves and create greater value to enrich their careers. For organizations seeking to enhance their ability to transform data into actionable insights that create greater value, CAP® provides a trusted means to identify, recruit, and retain top analytics talent. More information is available at Follow CAP® on Twitter at @CAPcertify.


With 12,500 members from nearly 90 countries, INFORMS is the largest international association of operations research (O.R.) and analytics professionals and students. INFORMS provides unique networking and learning opportunities for individual professionals, and organizations of all types and sizes, to better understand and use O.R. and analytics tools and methods to transform strategic visions and achieve better outcomes.

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About American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

ANSI offers highly recognized accreditation programs globally for organizations that certify products and personnel. ANSI's mission is to recognize the competence of impartial bodies to carry out certification of products, processes, personnel, services, or systems in accordance with specific requirements defined in U.S. and international standards. More information is available at or @ansidotorg.