INFORMS CAP® Certification Now Approved for Veterans Administration Reimbursement, Benefits


Ashley Smith
Public Affairs Coordinator

CATONSVILLE, MD, June 8, 2015 - The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), announced today that the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has approved the INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) for educational benefits under 38 CFR 21.4268 of the Code of Federal Regulations, which covers the Montgomery GI Bill.  

Veterans and other eligible individuals can now seek VA reimbursement for fees associated with applying for INFORMS certification. Reimbursement covers the initial CAP fee and re-examination fees.

The INFORMS Certified Analytic Professional (CAP®) program credential is designed for general analytics professionals in early- to mid-career and is based on a rigorous job task analysis and exam. INFORMS certification helps analytics professionals advance their careers. CAP sets professionals apart from the competition and provides them with continuing professional development. Over a thousand people have applied since the program’s inception in 2013. Information is at

Information about applying for Veterans Administration licensing benefits is on the VA website at A brochure explaining VA licensing benefits can be downloaded at

INFORMS was approved for Licensing and Certification (LACAS) by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the State Approving Agency for Maryland, effective May 1, 2015. This initial state-level approval makes VA benefits available everywhere for eligible US veterans who pursue INFORMS licensing.


INFORMS is the leading international association for professionals in analytics and operations research (O.R.). INFORMS advances research, and develops and promotes best practices in analytics and O.R. through collaboration, knowledge sharing, and professional development. INFORMS helps business, government, and other organization professionals make better decisions to drive value to their organizations and society. Our certification program (CAP®), highly cited publications, educational meetings and conferences, continuing education, industry and process focused networking communities, competitions, and recognition provide professionals with the knowledge and connections they need to achieve ever greater value for their organizations. Further information about INFORMS, analytics, and operations research is at or @informs.