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INCOSE Policies

This page lists the policies established by the International Council on Systems Engineering (hereafter as INCOSE) Board of Directors under the authority granted them by the INCOSE Bylaws. Each policy is identified and numbered in the accordance with policy MGT-100: INCOSE Policy – 29 Jan 2020.

Documents referenced within a policy are found at the end of the policies and identified and numbered sequentially. LST-100 INCOSE Members Benefits Table – 03 Sep 2020

For each policy the List of Policies shows:

  • Type Designator-Number,
  • Name, and
  • Date of approval by the Board of Directors.

Within each policy each clause (paragraph) is numbered to facilitate reference to that clause. When a policy has multiple named sections, clause numbering begins anew within each section.

At the end of each policy, the following control information is maintained:

  • Supersedes (date of issue of the version, if any, that the current policy supersedes).
  • Approved by (INCOSE President approving the issuance of the policy in accordance with Board of Directors Action).
  • Maintained by (INCOSE Officer, Organization, or Committee responsible for maintaining the policy. Maintaining a policy involves assuring that it is followed and recommending changes that would be in the interest of INCOSE).

Using this Document

Each policy item is indexed below. The current versions are available from this website. Changes generally occur after the Symposium, the International Workshop, and meetings in between. To check for changes, compare the date in the Introduction with the date in the Introduction of your current copy.

Request for Policy Changes or Additions

All requests for changes or additions to these policies should be coordinated with the Policy Management Committee (PMC) prior to presentation at the Board of Directors.

When proposing a change to an existing policy, create a text or Word file with the following parts:

  • Policy Designator-Number,
  • For each clause for which a change or addition is proposed:
    • If a modification of existing clause, copy of the current text.
    • Proposed revised or new clause. (A new clause will be given the next available number in the section to which it is being assigned.) If the proposal is to delete a clause, the proposed text for the clause should be “deleted”.
  • Rationale for the change.

When proposing a new policy, create a text or Microsoft Word file with the following parts:

  • Policy type designator (Policy Management Committee (PMC) will assign the number when the Board of Directors approves the policy),
  • Proposed policy title,
  • Proposed clauses,
  • Proposed maintainer,

Rationale for the change.

ACD-101 Academic CouncilPDF56.46 KB29 Jan, 2020 Download
ADM-100 AdministrativePDF28.15 KB15 Apr, 2021 Download
ADM-101 Conflict of InterestPDF28.39 KB15 Apr, 2021 Download
ADM-102 Confidential InformationPDF33.82 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
ADM-103 Intellectual PropertyPDF55.55 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
ADM-104 Document RetentionPDF42.01 KB15 Apr, 2021 Download
ADM-105 WhistleblowerPDF33.01 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
ADM-106 Remote Meeting Resource UsagePDF29.92 KB15 Apr, 2021 Download
ADM-107 Disciplinary PolicyPDF52.35 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
ADM-108 Global OperationsPDF38.43 KB15 Apr, 2021 Download
ADM-109 GrievancePDF52.16 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
BOD-100 Board of DirectorsPDF47.91 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
BOD-101 Attendance at the Board of Directors MeetingsPDF28.91 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
BOD-102 EndorsementsPDF31.65 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
BOD-103 Long Range and Annual Planning PDF29.19 KB29 Jan, 2019 Download
BOD-104 Past Presidents Advisory GroupPDF30.22 KB24 Jul, 2020 Download
CAB-100 Corporate Advisory BoardPDF47.91 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
CAB-101 Periodic Update of CAB Membership FeesPDF28.05 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
CER-100 INCOSE Professional Certification ProgramPDF45.11 KB27 Jan, 2019 Download
CER-101 Certification EquivalenciesPDF36.24 KB16 Oct, 2020 Download
CHP-100 ChaptersPDF33.57 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
CHP-101 Additional Services for Chapter Affiliation SponsorsPDF31.28 KB16 Oct, 2020 Download
CIO-100 Information TechnologyPDF32.79 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
CIO-101 Personal Info ProtectionPDF39.38 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
CMT-100 CommitteesPDF42.29 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
COM-100 Marketing and CommunicationsPDF33.82 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
COM-101 Use of INCOSE Name and LogosPDF64.20 KB15 Jul, 2021 Download
COM-102 Commercial Advertising and PostingsPDF26.34 KB26 Oct, 2018 Download
DEI-100 Diversity, Equity, and InclusionPDF34.66 KB02 Feb, 2021 Download
ELC-100 Nominations and Elections Committee PDF52.86 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
EVT-100 Events Committee CharterPDF41.67 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
EVT-101 EventsPDF59.01 KB15 Apr, 2021 Download
FEL-100 Fellows CommitteePDF29.43 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
FIN-100 FinancesPDF32.15 KB29 Jan, 2019 Download
FIN-101 Budget and Planning Committee CharterPDF30.81 KB29 Jan, 2020 Download
FIN-102 Travel Policy PDF192.36 KB29 Jan, 2020 Download
FIN-103 Chapter Financial Support for Events PDF30.79 KB29 Jan, 2020 Download
FIN-104 InvestmentsPDF38.44 KB29 Jan, 2020 Download
FIN-105 Gifts and Hospitality PDF44.06 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
MBR-100 MembershipPDF45.04 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
MBR-101 Periodic Update of Membership FeesPDF30.06 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
MGT-100 Search Committee CharterPDF31.65 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
OUT-100 Outreach PrinciplesPDF37.24 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
OUT-101 Guidelines for the Formation and Approval of Alliances, MOUs, and MOAsPDF32.74 KB15 Jul, 2021 Download
OUT-102 Industry Outreach Board (IOB) CharterPDF35.70 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
OUT-103 Ambassadors and Relationship ManagersPDF44.71 KB15 Jul, 2021 Download
PMC-100 Policy ManagementPDF30.93 KB15 Jul, 2021 Download
PMC-101 INCOSE PolicyPDF95.94 KB15 Jul, 2021 Download
PUB-100 Publications OfficePDF26.65 KB15 Apr, 2021 Download
PUB-101 Translation of INCOSE ProductsPDF99.76 KB27 Jan, 2019 Download
PUB-102 SE Journal Editorial PolicyPDF26.68 KB15 Apr, 2021 Download
PUB-104 Licensing Agreements for INCOSE IPPDF63.37 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
REC-100 Recognition AwardsPDF56.50 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
REC-101 Fellows AwardPDF41.17 KB15 Apr, 2021 Download
REC-102 Outstanding Service AwardPDF36.11 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
REC-103 Brian Mar Best Student Paper AwardPDF31.25 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
REC-104 Chapters AwardsPDF31.80 KB16 Oct, 2020 Download
REC-105 Founder's Award PDF28.19 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
REC-106 Pioneer AwardPDF28.05 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
REC-107 Journal Outstanding Paper AwardPDF52.65 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
REC-108 Certificates of AppreciationPDF31.25 KB15 Apr, 2021 Download
REC-109 Working Group AwardsPDF54.63 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
REC-110 INSIGHT Best Paper AwardsPDF53.22 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
REC-111 Presidential Benefactors AwardPDF27.06 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
REC-112 Good Neighbor AwardPDF32.76 KB16 Oct, 2020 Download
REC-113 Systems Engineering Influencer AwardPDF57.04 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
REC-114 Joint ASEE - INCOSE Educators AwardPDF28.97 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
REC-115 Certification Champion AwardPDF31.88 KB15 Jul, 2021 Download
REC-116 Reviewer of the Year AwardPDF26.52 KB08 Sep, 2020 Download
REC-117 Product of the Year AwardPDF55.60 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
SEC-100 Sector DirectorsPDF31.49 KB16 Oct, 2020 Download
TEC-100 Technical Operations InfrastructurePDF59.29 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
TEC-101 Sale & Distribution of Technical ProductsPDF26.20 KB16 Oct, 2020 Download
TEC-103 StandardsPDF35.36 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
TEC-107 INCOSE Technical Product and Service Development and DeliveryPDF100.40 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
LST-100 INCOSE Member Benefits TablePDF144.30 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
LST-101 INCOSE Membership Price ListPDF149.64 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
LST-102 INCOSE Additional Services for Chapter Affiliations Sponsors Price ListPDF84.98 KB16 Oct, 2020 Download
LST-103 Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)PDF184.56 KB16 Oct, 2021 Download
LST-104 INCOSE Inflation Index CalculatorPDF100.18 KB16 Oct, 2021 Download
INCOSE Articles of Incorporation PDF118.24 KB10 Oct, 2014 Download
INCOSE Election Bylaw RevisionPDF109.17 KB13 Sep, 2019 Download


The formal INCOSE bylaws, filed with the State of California, are available online for member review. The INCOSE bylaws were last updated March 2020.

INCOSE Articles of Incorporation

The formal articles of incorporation, filed with the State of California, are available online for member review. The articles of incorporation were filed for the National Council on Systems Engineering (NCOSE) on 21 November 1991. A certificate of amendment was filed on 1 June 1995 to change the name to the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).