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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: 
http://incoseonline.org.uk/Program_Files/Certification/Select_Cert.aspx?CatID=Certificate
For general inquiries regarding Certification in the UK, email profdev@incoseuk.org.

Step

Description

Link or Material

1.

Complete the Application Form

Form1 - CSEP Application

Forms

2.

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.

 

3.

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

Forms

4.

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

 

5.

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

Form11 - Appeal Form

6.

Prepare for the knowledge exam.
INCOSE Knowledge Exam

7.

Schedule and pass the knowledge exam. 
INCOSE Knowledge Exam 

8.

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

 

9.

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

 

10.

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.

The ASEP/CSEP knowledge examination is described here (https://www.incose.org/systems-engineering-certification/certification-exams). 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.