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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 CouncilPDF55.63 KB13 Oct, 2022 Download
ACD-102 Establishment and Sustainment of Student DivisionsPDF152.35 KB14 Oct, 2022 Download
ADM-100 AdministrativePDF28.15 KB15 Apr, 2021 Download
ADM-101 Conflict of InterestPDF35.44 KB30 Jan, 2022 Download
ADM-102 Confidential InformationPDF134.21 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
ADM-103 Intellectual PropertyPDF152.44 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
ADM-104 Document RetentionPDF42.01 KB15 Apr, 2021 Download
ADM-105 WhistleblowerPDF157.01 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
ADM-106 Remote Meeting Resource UsagePDF29.92 KB15 Apr, 2021 Download
ADM-107 Disciplinary PolicyPDF177.87 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
ADM-108 Global OperationsPDF38.43 KB15 Apr, 2021 Download
ADM-109 GrievancePDF223.31 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
ADM-03 Disciplinary Notice FormPDF16.25 KB14 Jul, 2023 Download
BOD-100 Board of DirectorsPDF176.36 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
BOD-101 Attendance at the Board of Directors MeetingsPDF150.88 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
BOD-102 EndorsementsPDF152.12 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
BOD-103 Long Range and Annual Planning PDF28.85 KB30 Jan, 2022 Download
CAB-100 Corporate Advisory BoardPDF218.27 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
CAB-101 Periodic Update of CAB Membership FeesPDF28.05 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
CER-100 INCOSE Professional Certification ProgramPDF45.26 KB30 Jan, 2022 Download
CER-101 Certification EquivalenciesPDF37.20 KB30 Jan, 2022 Download
CHP-100 ChaptersPDF33.34 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
CHP-101 Additional Services for Chapter Affiliation SponsorsPDF30.94 KB16 Oct, 2020 Download
CIO-100 Information TechnologyPDF162.01 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
CIO-101 Personal Info ProtectionPDF39.38 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
CMT-100 CommitteesPDF170.83 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
COM-100 Marketing and CommunicationsPDF177.49 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
COM-101 Use of INCOSE Name and LogosPDF192.53 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
COM-102 AdvertisingPDF169.66 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
ELC-100 Nominations and Elections Committee PDF208.80 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
EVT-100 Events Committee CharterPDF171.12 KB20 Apr, 2023 Download
FEL-100 Fellows CommitteePDF151.15 KB13 Oct, 2022 Download
FIN-100 FinancesPDF32.02 KB30 Jan, 2022 Download
FIN-101 Budget and Planning Committee CharterPDF30.45 KB30 Jan, 2022 Download
FIN-102 Travel Policy PDF614.02 KB20 Apr, 2023 Download
FIN-103 Chapter Financial Support for Events PDF30.43 KB30 Jan, 2022 Download
FIN-104 InvestmentsPDF39.22 KB30 Jan, 2022 Download
FIN-105 Gifts and Hospitality PDF200.21 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
MBR-100 MembershipPDF173.30 KB20 Apr, 2023 Download
MBR-101 Periodic Update of Membership FeesPDF30.06 KB14 Oct, 2021 Download
PUB-100 Publications OfficePDF125.54 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
PUB-101 Translation of INCOSE ProductsPDF210.40 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
PUB-102 SE Journal Editorial PolicyPDF149.82 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
PUB-104 Licensing Agreements for INCOSE IPPDF162.10 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
PUB-105 INCOSE WG Products as Collective WorksPDF23.38 KB23 Jun, 2022 Download
REC-103 International Symposium Best Paper AwardsPDF153.46 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
REC-104 Chapter Circle AwardsPDF172.77 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
REC-109 Working Group AwardsPDF161.82 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
REC-112 Good Neighbor AwardPDF32.76 KB16 Oct, 2020 Download
REC-114 Joint ASEE - INCOSE Educators AwardPDF28.81 KB01 Feb, 2021 Download
REC-117 Product of the Year AwardPDF180.75 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
REC-118 Service of the Year AwardsPDF178.71 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
SEC-100 Sector DirectorsPDF31.49 KB16 Oct, 2020 Download
SEC-102 INCOSE SectorsPDF17.67 KB14 Jul, 2023 Download
SVC-100 Services Operations InfrastructurePDF295.07 KB13 Oct, 2022 Download
TEC-100 Technical Operations InfrastructurePDF200.19 KB20 Apr, 2023 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 TablePDF156.90 KB29 Jan, 2023 Download
LST-101 INCOSE Membership Price ListPDF195.61 KB20 Apr, 2023 Download
LST-102 INCOSE Additional Services for Chapter Affiliations Sponsors Price ListPDF84.98 KB16 Oct, 2020 Download
LST-103 Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)PDF147.71 KB07 Jul, 2022 Download
LST-104 INCOSE Inflation Index CalculatorPDF100.85 KB07 Jul, 2022 Download
LST-105 INCOSE Countries of Concern ChartPDF131.95 KB15 Mar, 2022 Download
INCOSE Articles of Incorporation PDF118.24 KB10 Oct, 2014 Download
BOD-104 Past Presidents Advisory GroupPDF151.55 KB13 Jul, 2023 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).