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CAP Associate Recognition Program - Certified Automation Professional



 
CAP® Associate Recognition - Requirements and Documentation

Recognition of your achievements is critical when you seek employment.
The ISA CAP Associate program will give you third-party, objective
assessment and confirmation of your potential to become an automation
professional.

The ISA CAP Associate program provides recognition of the individual's
interest and knowledge of automation. Although the CAP Associate
program is not a certification program, it provides an additional
credential for your resume.

Individuals who pass the CAP Associate exam will receive one year of
"work experience" credit toward the Certified Automation Professional®
(CAP®) eligibility requirements. CAP® applicants who have a four year
technical degree must document five years of experience in automation.

The CAP Associate would be eligible to sit for the CAP exam after four
years of work experience in automation.


https://www.ISA.org/certification


ISA’s CAP Associate Requirements:
    General criteria to qualify to take the CAP Associate examination includes a commitment to the ISA Code of Ethics along with requested documentation supporting the education and/or experience requirements, and the application fee. Applicants must meet one of the three qualifications outlined below to be eligible to sit for the CAP Associate exam.

To qualify to become a CAP Associate...
  • You must meet minimum requirements for work experience and education.
  • You must pass a two hour 75 question multiple choice closed book examination.
  • No reference material of any kind may be brought in to the exam room.
  • Self-powered or battery operated, non-programmable calculators are allowed.

If you hold a four-year technical degree:
  • Four-year academic degree from an accredited educational institution in a technical or technology field including chemistry, computer programming, physics, math, instrumentation, measurement and control, electrical, electronics or mechanical.

If you hold a two-year degree
  • Two-year academic degree from an accredited educational institution in a technical or technology field including computer programming, instrumentation, measurement and control, electrical, electronics or mechanical. Documented with an official transcript.
  • Related work experience of one (1) year in the automation field.
  • One (1) year of work experience means 1,500 hours of active employment.
  • Evidence of responsible charge position†

If no degree - work experience
  • Five years of work related work experience in the automation field. One (1) year of work experience means 1,500 hours of active employment..
  • One (1) year of work experience means 1,500 hours of active employment.

Not ready for the CAP?

Don't feel ready to take the Certified Automation Professional Exam?
Try the CAP Associate Recognition Program Exam.



CAP® Associate Recognition - Performance Domains and Test Specifications

The CAP® Associate Recognition exam will cover seven major domains that have been organized as follows.


Domain % of Test
I. Basic Continuous Control 14%
II. Basic Discrete, Sequencing, and Manufacturing Control 13%
III. Advanced Control 9%
IV. Reliability, Safety and Electrical 13%
V. Integration and Software 21%
VI. Deployment and Maintenance 16%
VII. Work Structure 14%
 Total 100%

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CAP Certified Automation Professional® (CAP®) Program

Working in process automation and manufacturing automation industries around the globe, CAPs are responsible for the direction, definition, design, development/application, deployment, documentation, and support of systems, software, and equipment used in control systems, manufacturing information systems, systems integration, and operational consulting.
CAPs are an elite group of automation professionals that have proven they possess an extensive knowledge of automation and controls. CAPs have documented evidence that they possess the expertise and qualifications to excel in their fields 


CCST

ISA Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) Program

Working in dozens of different industries worldwide, CCSTs calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other process variables. Many companies prefer candidates with a CCST certification because they can trust their documented knowledge of automation and control systems.

 


CSE

ISA supports the Control Systems Engineer (CSE) License, a specialized Professional Engineering (PE) license recognized in the United States for engineers in automation and control. ISA offers training courses and review materials to help engineers prepare for the exams, which are offered by state boards in the US in October

ISA and NCEES recommended material for the CSE: Control Systems Engineering Exam Reference Manual: A Practical Study Guide, 3rd Edition. Which cover the material and the knowledge requirements of the NCEES exam specifications, to be able to pass the CSE examination.

Meet the author Bryon Lewis, PE of the book: Control Systems Engineering Exam Reference Manual: A Practical Study Guide, 3rd Edition.