The INCOSE Certification knowledge exam will transition on 13 July 2015. From that date forward, the exam will be based on SE Handbook version 4. This date has been selected to follow the release of the INCOSE SE Handbook version 4. The exact date of release for the handbook is not yet finalized due to external dependencies, but it is currently projected to be in March or April 2015.
There will no longer be an exam blackout for INCOSE Certification candidates between 16 April 2015 and 30 April 2015. Instead, there will be an exam blackout from 1 July 2015 through 12 July 2015. During that time period, INCOSE and its testing provider will be updating candidate records to re-assign them to the new exam. Only individuals whose testing eligibility period ends during the blackout period will be allowed to take the exam during that blackout period.
In addition to the exam blackout period, INCOSE’s Certification Program Office will be processing certification applications as follows:
· Applications received during June 2015 will be given an eligibility ID starting on 13 July 2015 and expiring on 12 July 2016. This is the standard duration but with a deferred start time to avoid the blackout window.
· Applications received during July 2015 will be processed during August 2015. They will be assigned eligibility IDs no later than 15 August 2015, with the standard one year duration to the eligibility window.
· Applicants whose exam eligibility expires in July or August 2015 will be contacted in Spring 2015 about their options.
· Few exceptions will be allowed, all requiring coordination with the Certification Program Office prior to 30 June 2015.
The Certification Program Office can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the main INCOSE phone line.