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Candidates who are denied ASEP, CSEP or ESEP certification may appeal the outcome based on the following reasons: 

  • INCOSE did not follow the documented process. 

  • Members of the INCOSE review team should have recused themselves. 

  • Degree should have been qualified as a technical degree. 

  • Extenuating circumstances prevented fair evaluation. 

No additional application materials are allowed to be submitted for the appeal.  

You may get advice and an explanation of your application denial from the Certification Program Manager. If you are denied and wish to appeal, use the Appeal form and contact the Program Manager at