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Certified Analytics Professional

Certified Analytics Professional, an exam-based analytics qualification established by INFORMS, the US equivalent of the OR Society. INFORMS says CAP “is the premier global professional certification for analytics practitioners” and anyone who attains the distinction will “distinguish themselves and create greater opportunities to enrich their careers.” CAP may be right for you if:

  • You want a qualification that is specifically related to analytics or
  • You want a designation recognised by people unfamiliar with O.R. or
  • You want an exam-based qualification

Like Chartered Scientist, CAP requires commitment to CPD and record-keeping of CPD for inspection.

Members of The OR Society are able to take the examination at a discounted price.

For more information, to register and to apply for CAP please visit:  

View INFORMS on-demand informational webinars to learn everything you need to apply, prepare, and benefit from your CAP® Certification. The CAP Handbook supplements the webinars and provides you with complete information about the CAP® Program, How to Apply, Preparing for the Exam, Taking the Exam, and the Code of Ethics. 

Programme at a glance:

  • Stands for Certified Analytics Professional
  • Portable credential based on practice of analytics professional
  • Vendor and software neutral: sponsored by INFORMS, a neutral third party
  • Created by teams of subject matter experts from practice, academe, government
  • Focused on 7 domains of analytics process: 1. Business Problem Framing, 2. Analytics Problem Framing, 3. Data, 4. Methodology Selection, 5. Model Building, 6. Deployment, 7. Lifecycle Management
  • Available since April 2013
  • Global reach through computer-based testing
  • Must have education & experience & agree to ethics code
  • Confirmation of soft skills and provision of transcript can be done after exam
  • Base price is $495 INFORMS/ORS member, $695 non- members (price at December 2017)
  • Renew every three years with professional development units

CAP Overview CAP Handbook
Frequently Asked Questions

CAP launch event slides

If the CAP Fits

Experiences of taking INFORMS’ Certified Analytics Professional exam By Michael Moretenson