• INFORMS announces change to education requirements for aCAP candidates

    Posted on Sep 10, 2022

    The Analytics Certification Board (ACB) recognizes that there have been significant changes within the education and training in analytics. As the leader in credentialing for analytics professionals, the ACB recently approved changes for the eligibility pathway and examination process for the Associate Certified Analytics Professional (aCAP) certification – the stepping stone to the elite Certified Analytics Professional (CAP).


    aCAP Eligibility Requirements

    What stays the same:

    Ethics: Applicants must pledge to adhere to the Code of Ethics for analytics practitioners.

    Exam: Applicants for aC...

  • Limitless will be the new program management partner

    Posted on Nov 29, 2021

    INFORMS is excited to share that we have partnered with Limitless, a leading association management company, for the management of the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) and Associate Certified Analytics Professional (aCAP) programs.

  • The Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) is transitioning to a new platform hosted by Prolydian.

    Posted on Jul 14, 2021

    On Wednesday, July 21, registered users will receive an email from, with the subject line "Update your account," containing instructions for completing your account setup on the new portal. To ensure this communication is delivered to your inbox, we recommend adding as an approved sender.

    For a brief time period from Friday, July 16, to Tuesday, July 20, you will be unable to perform certain actions on your CAP account – to include submitting an application and recording PDUs – as the transition is taking place. Please submit incomplete applications ...

  • New Exam Launch Postponed until January 1, 2021

    Posted on May 25, 2020

    Due to the ever-changing situation resulting from the impact of COVID-19, the INFORMS Certification Team has determined that it is in the best interest of everyone to postpone the new exam launch until January 1, 2021. The team will continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 on testing facilities and will post updates to the COVID-19 CAP page as changes are made. Please feel free to reach out to us at with any questions or concerns.

  • Kryterion no longer automatically rescheduling tests

    Posted on Apr 10, 2020

    Kryterion has updated their COVID-19 response policies and are no longer automatically rescheduling your exam date 30-90 days out from your original exam. Kryterion has rescheduled your exam to a placeholder testing center for a date in the future until the threat of COVID-19 is contained. This will keep your exam registration active until you reschedule. You may reschedule your exam date at any time through your Webassessor account. You may check here to see if your Kryterion testing center is closed.

  • To All CAP/aCAP Candidates

    Posted on Apr 02, 2020

    Due to the outbreak and expansion of COVID-19, along with the significant uncertainty and restrictions associated with it, many Kryterion testing centers are instituting temporary closures until further notice. If you are scheduled to take the CAP/aCAP exam within the next several months, please note the following Kryterion policies due to COVID-19.

    You may reschedule your exam date at any time through your Webassessor account. However, if you are within the 72-hour cancellation window, please contact Kryterion at to reschedule to avoid cancellation fees.

    If your te...

  • Why Competitive Strategy Cannot Exist Without Analytics

    Posted on Feb 15, 2019

    Let’s begin by level-setting on the word strategy. An oft-abused word leveraged to represent anything ranging from a novel idea to a series of chess moves amid the white space of either competition or co-opetition depending on your ascribed school of thought. But let’s try to be more rigorous about it...

    Read the full story from Dr. Justin Barclay, CAP, on LinkedIn

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  • ReCAP – Meet the Certified Analytics Professionals

    Posted on Jan 25, 2019

    With nearly 600 CAP’s and aCAP’s, it’s nearly impossible to capture all of their amazing stories. In this Analytics Magazine new series, ReCAP, we interview analytics professionals who have earned the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) certification and hear how it has impacted their careers.

    Learn Rajan Gupta's answers to questions such as "What is your opinion on the value of professional certifications for both students and practitioners?" and "Why did you choose CAP over any of the other analytics certifications available?"

    Meet Rajan

  • CAP and aCAP named as Best Data Certifications for 2019

    Posted on Jan 03, 2019

    Don’t just take our word for it, here’s a showcase of recognitions CAP has received for being one of the best data certifications you can have in 2019:


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  • It’s Time for the Analytics Profession to Take Ethics Seriously

    Posted on Dec 28, 2018

    Would you trust a physician who has never taken the Hippocratic Oath? What about an attorney not recognized by their local Bar Association? Probably not. We like to think that our medical and legal professionals have our best interests at heart, and that there are traditions and institutions that help to ensure ethical responsibility.

    The same should be true of the professional cadre who operates and defends analytics products. CAP accreditation represents the first serious foray into the world of ethical standards for analytics professionals. While INFORMS makes the code available as a guide ...