Certified Analytics Professional

Convenient Exam Locations

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The CAP® exam is now available at over 700 Kryterion computer-based testing centers in more than 100 countries.  CAP® exams can now be scheduled almost any day of the week and at a time and location that best suits the candidate.  Find the testing center that is closest to you at http://www.kryteriononline.com/host_locations/.

Program Description

Members and others interested in becoming a Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) make plans now to take the profession's first general analytics certification exam. Attaining the CAP® credential requires not only successful completion of the CAP® exam, but also adherence to the CAP® Code of Ethics, effective mastering of "soft skills," and meeting eligibility requirements for experience and education.

See CAP® Exam Schedule for details and exam opportunities.

Cost of Certification

  • $495 – individual INFORMS members (paper and pencil OR computer based testing)
  • $695 – individual non-members (paper and pencil OR computer based testing)  
  • Bundled rates with INFORMS meetings are also available.  Contact INFORMS for more information.
  • For a limited time, INFORMS will pay additional cost of computer based testing

Benefits of Certification

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Benefits include:

  • Advances your career potential by setting you apart from the competition
  • Drives personal satisfaction of accomplishing a key career milestone
  • Helps improve your overall job performance by stressing continuing professional development
  • Recognizes that you have invested in your analytics career by pursuing this rigorous credential
  • Boosts your salary potential by being viewed as experienced analytics professional
  • Shows competence in the principles and practice of analytics
  • Demonstrates commitment to the field
  • Proves to stakeholders that your organization follows industry-standard analytics practice


  • BA/BS or MA/MS or higher degree
  • Waivers of the educational criteria will be considered on a case by case basis
  • At least five years of analytics work-related experience for BA/BS holder in a related area, or
  • At least three years of analytics work-related experience for MA/MS (or higher) holder in a related area, or
  • At least seven years of analytics work-related experience for BA/BS (or higher) holder in an unrelated area
  • Verification of soft skills/provision of business value by employer
  • Agreement to adhere to Code of Ethics


For more information about the CAP® program and its policies, please contact us:

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Free CAP® Certification Webinars

View our on-demand informational webinar for all you need to apply, prepare, and benefit from your CAP® certification.

Check out the series of 5 webinars that includes an overview of the program and some study hints, explanation of content areas for Domains 1 (Business Problem Framing) and 2 (Analytics Problem Framing), Domain 3 (Data), Domain 4 (Methodology Selection), and Domains 5 (Model Building), 6 (Deployment), 7 (Lifecycle Management).

How Will Certification Impact Your Career?

How will analytics certification impact your career?
Candid comments from current CAPs underscore why they did it, how they prepared, and what it means to their career.

Upcoming 2015 Exam Dates

Computer-Based Testing Sites

Available in over 700 locations worldwide

Take the exam close to home and on your schedule


Paper & Pencil Exam Sites

Nashville, TN
July 28, 2015, 9:00am-12:00noon
INFORMS Healthcare 2015
Omni Nashville Hotel
250 Fifth Avenue South
Mockingbird 1
Nashville, TN 37203

email  Contact us to set up an exam site at your work site.


 Applications now being accepted

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Candidate Handbook

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Analytics Certification Videos

Analytics Certification Board

Chair: Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, SAS
Vice Chair: Scott Nestler, PhD, CAP®, University of Notre Dame 
Tom Davenport, PhD, Babson College
Bill Franks, Teradata
Esma Gel, Arizona State University
Jeanne Harris, Columbia University
Terry Harrison, PhD,  CAP®, Penn State University
Lisa Kart, CAP, Gartner
Kathy Kilmer, Disney
Jack Levis, UPS
Jonathan Owen, PhD,  CAP®, General Motors
Melissa Moore, INFORMS Exec. Director
Glenn Wegryn,  CAP®, Analytic Impact, LLC.