A list of possible CAP® book resources is provided below, including the CAP Study Guide. The publisher of the book is noted after the title.

ISA also has a variety of training courses that would be helpful in preparing for CAP®. Visit www.isa.org/CAPtraining for a complete list. For more information about the ISA products listed in this chart, go to www.isa.org/books, e-mail ISA at info@isa.org, call (919) 549-8411, or write to ISA at: 67 Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12277, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

Resources for the Certified Automation Professional® (CAP® ) Program

Resources Domain
1 2 3 4 5 6
Advanced Control Foundation: Tools, Techniques, and Applications
(ISA, 2013) - www.isa.org/advcontrolfoundation
  X X   X X
Applying Manufacturing Execution Systems
(CRC Press, 1997) - www.crcpress.com
A Guide to the Automation Book of Knowledge, 3rd Edition
(ISA,2018) - www.isa.org/autobok
Applying S88: Batch Control from a User's Perspective
(ISA, 2000) - www.isa.org/applyS88
X   X X    
Batch Control Systems - Design, Application, and Implementation, Second Edition
(ISA, 2006) - www.isa.org/batchcontrol
X X X X    
CAP Study Guide
(ISA, 2004) - www.isa.org/capguide 
Control System Design Guide, 3rd Edition
(Academic Press, 2004) - www.harcourt-international.com
X   X      
Control System Safety Evaluation and Reliability, 3rd Edition
(ISA, 2010) - www.isa.org/safetyevaluation
Control System Documentation: Applying Symbols and Identification, 2nd Edition
(ISA, 2004) - www.isa.org/symbolsandID
Electrical Instruments in Hazardous Locations, 4th Edition
(ISA, 1998) - www.isa.org/hazardlocations
  X X   X  
Fieldbuses for Process Control: Engineering, Operation, and Maintenance
(ISA, 2001) - www.isa.org/fieldbuses
  X X      
Fundamentals of Process Control Theory, 3rd Edition
(ISA,2000) - www.isa.org/theoryfundamentals
    X     X
Fundamentals of Industrial Control, 2nd Edition
(ISA, 2004) - www.isa.org/fundamentalcontrol
X X     X  
GAMP Good Practice Guide: Validation of Process Control Systems
(ISPE, 2003) - www.ispe.org
  X X     X
Good Tuning: A Pocket Guide
(ISA, 2015) - www.isa.org/tuningpocket
X       X  
Industrial Control Electronics, 2nd Edition
(Prentice Hall, 1993) - www.prenhall.com
X   X   X  
Instrument Engineers' Handbook, Volume 3 (4th Edition): Process Software and Digital Networks
(ISA, 2011) - www.isa.org/iehvol3
X   X X X X
Internetworking with TCP/IP Vol.1: Principles, Protocols, and Architecture, 4th Edition
(Prentice Hall, 1995) - www.prenhall.com
Motors & Drives: A Practical Technology Guide
(ISA, 2003) - www.isa.org/motorsanddrives
    X   X  
NFPA 79 - Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery
(NFPA, 2002) - www.nfpa.org
    X   X X
Practical Project Management - Learning to Manage the Professional, Second Edition
(ISA, 2012) - www.isa.org/projectmanage
X X       X
Practical SCADA for Industry
(Newnes, 2003) - www.elsevier.com
      X X  
Preventive Maintenance, Third Edition
(ISA, 2004) - www.isa.org/preventivemaintenance
  X       X
Principles and Practices of Automatic Process Control, 2nd Edition
(Wiley, 1997) - www.wiley.com
X         X
Programming Industrial Control Systems Using IEC 1131-3
(IEE Publishing, 1998) - www.iee.org.uk
    X X    
Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification, 2nd Edition
(ISA, 2006) - www.isa.org/SafetyInstrumentedSystems
X X     X X
Safety Integrity Level Selection - Systematic Methods Including Layer of Protection Analysis
(ISA, 2002) - www.isa.org/safetyintegrity
    X   X  
Successful Instrument and Control System Design, Second Edition
(ISA, 2012) - www.isa.org/iandcdesignCD
X X X X X  
The New Rational Manager
(Kepner-Tregoe, 1997) - www.kepner-tregoe.com
X       X  
Troubleshooting: A Technician's Guide
(ISA, 2000) - www.isa.org/troubleshoot
Understanding Distributed Processor Systems for Control
(ISA, 1999) - www.isa.org/distributedcontrol
ANSI/ISA-5.1-2009 Instrumentation Symbols and Identification
(ISA, 2009) - www.isa.org/store/products/product-detail/?productId=116630
    X X    
ISA-84.00.01-2004 Part 1 (IEC 61511-1 Mod), Functional Safety: Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industry Sector - Part 1: Framework, Definitions, System, Hardware, and Software Requirements
(ISA, 2004) - www.isa.org/store/products/product-detail/?productId=116704
ISA-84.00.01-2004 Part 2 (IEC 61511-2 Mod), Functional Safety: Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industry Sector - Part 2: Guidelines for the Application of ANSI/ISA-84.00.01-2004 Part 1 (IEC-61511-1 Mod): Informative
(ISA, 2004) - www.isa.org/store/products/product-detail/?productId=116705
ISA-84.00.01-2004 Part 3 (IEC 61511-3 Mod), Functional Safety: Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industry Sector - Part 3: Guidance for the Determination of the Required Safety Integrity Levels: Informative
(ISA, 2004) - www.isa.org/store/products/product-detail/?productId=116706
ANSI/ISA-88.00.01-2010 - Batch Control Part 1: Models and Terminology
(ISA, 2010) - www.isa.org/store/products/product-detail/?productId=116649
ISA-88.00.03-2003 - Batch Control Part 3: General and Site Recipe Models and Representation
(ISA, 2003) - www.isa.org/store/products/product-detail/?productId=116702
ANSI/ISA-95.00.01-2010 (IEC 62264-1 Mod) - Enterprise-Control System Integration Part 1: Models and Terminology
(ISA, 2010) - www.isa.org/store/products/product-detail/?productId=116636
ANSI/ISA-TR99.00.01-2007 - Security Technologies for Industrial Automation and Control Systems
(ISA, 2007) - www.isa.org/store/products/product-detail/?productId=116722