• 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. Self-powered or battery operated, non-programmable calculators are allowed.

    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. 

    Download the  CAP® Knowledge and Skills (PDF file, 75kb)

    Recommended Resource

    A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, by Vernon Trevathan
    (ISA, 2005) - www.isa.org/autobok is a recommended resource for students preparing for the CAP Associate exam.

    CAP Associate Test Specifications by Technical Topic Category % of Test  Number of Items on Test
     I. Basic Continuous Control 14% 10
    II. Basic Discrete, Sequencing, and Manufacturing Control  13%

    10

    III. Advanced Control

     9%  7

    IV. Reliability, Safety and Electrical

     13%  10

    V. Integration and Software

     21%  16
     VI. Deployment and Maintenance  16%  12
     VII. Work Structure  14%  10

    TOTAL:

     100%  75

     

    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.