• CAP Associate Knowledge and Skills

    You have 2 hours to answer 75 multiple-choice questions. The test items are weighted the same as the CAP® exam among the technical categories. The distribution of items is shown in the table below. The exam is closed book. No reference material of any kind may be brought in to the exam room.

    The knowledge and skills for the CAP Associate is based on the knowledge and skills for the CAP® exam. The questions on the CAP Associate exam focus on knowledge that is typically taught in a four year academic program and covered in the book A Guide to the Automation Book of Knowledge, 2nd Edition (ISA,2006) – www.isa.org/autobok/.

    To see the CAP Knowledge and Skills Click here.

    Recommended Resource

    A Guide to the Automation Book of Knowledge, 2nd Edition (ISA,2006) – www.isa.org/autobok/ is the primary text resource for the CAP Associate Exam.

       CAP Associate Test Specifications by Technical Topic Category    % 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%
     
     

    Note: The CAP Associate exam is a closed book exam. No reference material of any kind may be brought in to the exam room. Self-powered or battery operated, non-programmable calculators are allowed.