• 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.

    Acceptable education and work experience requirements:


    I. If you hold a 4 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.

    II. If you hold a 2 year technical 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, plus related work experience of one (1) year in the automation field. One (1) year of work experience means 1,500 hours of active employment.

    III. 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.


    ISA reserves the right to audit information provided in your certification application. A random selection of applicants will be chosen for audit. If your application is audited, you will be required to verify your employment history, education, and position as it relates to your application eligibility. Applicants who are audited must complete an audit form and return to ISA within sixty (60) days of audit notification. Failure to do so will result in revocation of your application.

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