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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:
For certification inquiries in the UK, please email
For certification inquiries in Australia, please email



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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 $350 for the CSEP Application Fee.



Certification Office will screen your application for completeness and email you the exam information within 3-5 business days of submission. In the mean time, you can request your references to submit Form 4B on your behalf.

Please have your References submit Form 4B directly to

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 Knowledge Exam


Schedule and pass the knowledge exam. 
INCOSE Knowledge Exam 


If necessary, retake the exam. You are allowed up to 3 attempts in a 12-month 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

 Application fee payments are valid for one year. Passing exam results and academic equivalencies are also valid for one year from when INCOSE is notified of them. Please keep these dates in mind to be sure you complete all steps within the allowable dates. 

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.

The ASEP/CSEP knowledge examination is described here ( 

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.