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What is Certification?

Certification is a formal process whereby a community of knowledgeable, experienced, and skilled representatives of an organization, such as INCOSE, provides confirmation of an individual's competency (demonstrated knowledge, education, and experience) in a specified profession. Certification differs from licensing in that licenses are permissions granted by a government entity for a person to practice within its regulatory boundaries. Certification also differs from a "certificate" that documents the successful completion of a training or education program.

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The International Council on Systems Engineering has a multi-level Certification Program to provide a formal method for measuring and recognizing the knowledge, experience, and professional contributions of systems engineers at all stages of their careers.

(Last updated 28 July 2022)