Benefits for Organizations

For organizations seeking to gain competitive advantages or operational efficiencies through analytics and data science, the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) certification serves as a trusted means to identify, recruit, and retain top analytics talent.

Unlike other certificates or certifications, CAP provides an independent, vendor- and technology-neutral verification of an analytics professional’s technical expertise in the seven domains of analytics along with the highly desired soft skills sought by employers across all organizations and industry sectors.

How CAP Helps Organizations

Identifying talented analytics and data science professionals in a crowded job market can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. The Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) designation validates an individual’s ability to transform data into insights and serves as a useful tool to vet prospective employees for both technical and soft skills.

It’s also important to remember that CAP isn’t only a signal of competence but a driver of quality business outcomes. Encouraging your organization’s analytics team members to pursue CAP certification lays a foundation for their long-term success built on mutual understanding of our rigorously designed curriculum. To earn certification, all CAP (and aCAP) candidates must first learn to understand and apply the INFORMS Job Task Analysis (JTA), which was developed by a group of highly regarded subject matter experts to ensure that data projects proceed according to best practices.

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Code of Ethics


of board members have an incomplete understanding of AI ethics — CAP and aCAP certificants adherere to a standard code of ethics.

Recognized Talent


of employers expected candidates with data science and analytics skills to get preference for jobs in their organizations.

Strategic Leadership


of boards of directors place Analytics as their No. 1 priority in creating a data-driven culture, developing a data and analytics strategy, and standing up a data/ information governance program.


CAP Preferred Employer Program

What is a CAP Preferred Employer?

CAP Preferred Employer (CPE) status is offered to companies, or relevant departments within companies, who commit to prioritizing the hiring of CAP/aCAP certified professionals when sourcing operations research, data science or analytics candidates. These employers recognize the CAP/aCAP certification is a tool for vetting prospective employees and recruiting and retaining top analytics talent. These CPEs also help current employees to become CAP certified in conjunction with this initiative. Encouraging employees to pursue their CAP certification creates new opportunities for their long-term success and provides new avenues for your organization’s analytics-based growth and success.

Certified Analytics Professionals are employed at Fortune 100 Companies, including American Express, Apple, Boeing, Capital One, Coca-Cola, Comcast, DuPont, Humana, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Principal, UPS, and more. We recognize that companies at this level have optimized hiring processes to find the right employee who is guaranteed to be able to perform the scope of work they were hired to do. We invite you to join them by becoming a CPE.