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Applying for CSEP

ALL new applicants must be an individual INCOSE Member before they can submit an application


Transition ASEP to CSEP 


If you are located in the UK, please apply directly through the UK site:
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Complete the Application Form

Form1 - CSEP Application



Upload application and supporting documents via INCOSE Home Page (must be logged in). Once application is uploaded, press continue and system will prompt to pay $300 for the CSEP Application Fee.



Certification Office will screen your application for completeness and email you the exam information. In the mean time, you can add your references for your CSEP Application. From your Profile Home page, click on “Add references.” Enter their name and email address and click on “Send Notification.” You will be notified when a reference has been received.

Form4A - Instruction Letter for References

Form 4B - Reference Form



Once all your references have been received, your application will go into review. It can take 30-60 days for reviews to be completed.



If not approved due to review, consider appealing the INCOSE decision.

Form11 - Appeal Form


Prepare for the knowledge exam.

INCOSE SE Handbook


Schedule and take the appropriate exam(s) at a convenient Prometric test facility. The exam fee is paid directly to Prometric.

*Note: No materials can be brought with you to the test station. You will be notified of your test status (pass/fail) immediately upon completion of the exam.*

Prometric Scheduling


If necessary, retake the appropriate exam(s) at a Prometric test facility. The re-exam fee is paid directly to Prometric.

Note: You are allowed at most two re-examinations over the one year application period.



INCOSE will send you your certification credentials if the above steps are successfully completed within one year of application submittal.



Leverage your certification for the benefit of yourself, your organization, and the systems engineering community. Begin your professional development for renewal.

Renewal Information

Certification Resources

Form13 - PDU Log


 REMEMBER, you only have one (1) year to complete all the steps, starting from the date you submit your payment.  

The certification examination is offered worldwide, on demand, by an independent test organization. Information on how to schedule an examination is sent to an applicant after the application package and payment have been received by the INCOSE Certification Program Office. A fee for participating in the exam is collected at the time of registration and is not a part of the application fee.

You will have the opportunity to take the exam on computer at any one of the designated Prometric locations in nearly 100 countries. You will make an appointment to take the exam at a time convenient to you. There are also prescheduled group examinations using pencil and paper at events such as the INCOSE International Symposium and International Workshop. To see if a testing center near you has already been already been authorized to administer the CSEP exam, visit: To see opportunities for group testing, or to request a group test, go to

The ASEP/CSEP knowledge examination is described here ( ESEPs have a phone interview instead of the knowledge exam.

Note: The application fee is non-refundable, even if you do not pass the examination or review. Even if you pass the examination, you are not certified by INCOSE until you complete the entire application process.