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Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)

Become a CAP – Certified Authorization Professional

Earning the CAP certification is a proven way to build your career and demonstrate your expertise within the risk management framework (RMF).

The CAP is the only certification under the DoD8570 mandate that aligns with each RMF step. It shows employers you have the advanced technical skills and knowledge to authorize and maintain information systems within the RMF using best practices, policies and procedures established by the cybersecurity experts at (ISC)². More here.

Who Earns the CAP?

The CAP is ideal for IT, information security, and information assurance practitioners and contractors who use the RMF in:

  • The U.S. federal government, such as the U.S. Department of State or Department of Defense
  • The military
  • Civilian roles, such as federal contractors
  • Local governments
  • Private sector organizations

Is the CAP Right for You?

The CAP isn’t the best cybersecurity certification option for everyone. Before you start down your certification path, make sure you aren’t missing an opportunity to pursue a credential more aligned with your immediate career goals. More here.