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Standards Certification Education & Training Publishing Conferences & Exhibits ISA Certified Automation Professional ® (CAP ® ) Program
Why a Certification Program? Benefits Employers –Ensures a high level of skill and competency –Promotes safe practices –Serves as an objective third-party tool to bring employees to the same level of accountability –Qualification tool for new hires and contractors –Way to establish a pay for performance system
Why a Certification Program? Benefits Individuals –Establishes a professional identity –Provides documentation and recognition of knowledge, experience and education –Opportunities for promotion, pay increases, job portability –Encourages life long learning and professional development
CAP Definition Certified Automation Professionals (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.
About the CAP Program Developed in 2004 by automation professionals Eligibility requirements –5 years experience, 4 year technical degree OR –10 years experience, with 2 years in position of responsible charge –Pass multiple-choice exam Exam now available electronically or private offerings –Electronic testing through Prometric network of testing centers Renewal required every 3 years
Market Support 78% believed certification would enhance recognition and respect of the automation field 72% reported that a certification would be valuable to them 68% thought certification would increase their competitive edge in the market 72% said they expect to seek certification
CAP Performance Domains Feasibility Study Definition System Design Development Deployment Operation and Maintenance
CAP Technical Categories Basic Continuous Control Discrete, Sequencing, and Manufacturing Control Advanced Control Reliability, Safety, and Electrical Integration and Software Deployment & Maintenance Work Structure
How Can I Prepare for CAP Exam? List of Resources on www.isa.org/capwww.isa.org/cap A Guide to the Automation Book of Knowledge CAP Review Course CAP Study Guide CAP Learning System – Self-directed or Instructor- assisted options
How Do I Apply? Apply online or download an application from www.isa.org/cap www.isa.org/cap Complete and return the application to ISA You will be notified of your eligibility to take the exam Schedule your exam at a Prometric test center near you
ISA Certification Programs CSE LicensureCAPCCST Available U.S. OnlyX Available Globally XX Focus on Process ControlX X Focus on Automation X Focus on Maintenance Engineering LicenseX Work Experience RequiredXXX Engineering Degree RequiredVaries by State 4 Yr Technical Degree Required X*X* No Degree Required X *Without 4 Yr Technical Degree 10 years of Automation experience is required
For More Information Certified Automation Professional ® (CAP ® ) –Email: email@example.com –Online: www.isa.org/CAPwww.isa.org/CAP –Phone: 919-549-8411
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