The Basic Competency Self-Assessment is with INCOSE’s Systems Engineering Competency Framework (ISECF): It lists 5 competency groups that describe 37 competency areas and 5 proficiency levels for each competency. Each competency area is described on a separate table with a list of Effective Indicators of Knowledge and Experience for each proficiency level. Through the Professional Development Portal (PDP), the user can do a basic competency self-assessment by selecting a proficiency level for a competency area of interest based on the ISECF. This is available to everyone whether logged in or not.
The Detailed Competency Self-Assessment: In 2023, INCOSE published the Systems Engineering Competency Assessment Guide (SECAG). The SECAG provides more details than the ISECF. For each of the 37 competency areas there are 5 proficiency level tables for a total of 185 tables. In these tables, the Effective Indicators of Knowledge and Experience from the ISECF are included. In addition, for each indicator there are sub-indicators for knowledge (K), activity / ability (A), and professional attitude / behavior (P). There are also some examples of the indicators / sub-indicators. The PDP has evolved to incorporate the SECAG for all INCOSE Members and CAB Associates. There is a "How To" document that is downloadable that provides an overview on how to conduct a more detailed self-assessment using the SECAG competency area / proficiency level tables.
INCOSE Members and CAB Associates can conduct either the basic or detailed self-assessment methods, while non-members cannot conduct the detailed SECAG self-assessment method.