Interested in taking the certification knowledge exam on paper, rather than at a computer? Register and attend one of the following events:

June 17: Knowledge Exam (Arlington, Texas, USA) -
July 17: IS17 (Adelaide, Australia) -
September 4: Knowledge Exam (Zurich, Switzerland) -
October 14:
 Great Lakes Regional Conference (Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA) -
 ASEW (Australia) 
October 21: Knowledge Exam at SMU (Dallas, Texas, USA) - 

October 23: NDIA Systems Engineering Conference (Springfield, Virginia, USA) - [morning] [afternoon]
November 23:
 CIISE 2017 (Napoli, Italy)
December: LMU (Los Angeles, California, USA)
January (2018): IW18 (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
July (2018): IS18 (Washington, District of Columbia, USA)

The paper exam has the same format as the standard knowledge exam, with 120 multiple-choice questions in 120 minutes. In both cases, candidates will need an additional thirty minutes to show ID and receive instructions. Details on timing and locations are listed at each link.

INCOSE’s Certification Program has worked with our computer exam provider, Prometric, to establish two aids for candidates who are not native English speakers. These individuals may request an additional thirty minutes of exam time (in addition to the standard 120 minutes) by submitting a Special Accommodations Request form to the INCOSE Certification Program office. All candidates are also now allowed to bring in a translation dictionary to their exam. This dictionary may not have any notes or modifications, as interpreted by the exam official. These benefits are also available for individuals taking the paper exam. The Special Accommodations Form is found here: 

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