KSAP stands for Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics. Examples of KSAPs include Knowledge of Basic Math Calculations, Skill in Welding, and Oral Communication. KSAPs are a type of predictor used to predict job performance. An assessment is any test or procedure used to measure a candidate’s qualifications, which usually includes his or her KSAPs. A method for assessing a candidate’s KSAPs and performance using an assortment of interactive, simulation exercises.