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SE Job Function Participation Category 

All certified professionals applying for recertification are generally expected to have been performing systems engineering tasks during their renewal period and may have benefited from their on-the-job experience. However, because of the diversity of assignments and the difficulty in quantifying the amount of on-the-job learning, the following every day work-related activities do not qualify for PDU credit: regular employment, preparing internal organizational presentations as part of the certified professional’s work duties, writing for internal organizational publications, providing internal organizational consulting, and compensated work completed by consultants for clients, etc. 

The following are three job-related systems engineering activities which are unique learning experiences that are readily quantified. These three activities and the PDUs granted for them are as follows:  

  • Receive Patent Award – 10 PDUs may be earned for each patent awarded. 

  • Serve as designated lead systems engineer for a system, product or service – 15 PDUs may be earned for each full year served as a designated lead system engineer for the development, production, and/or support of one or more major systems, products, or services. 

  • Lead organization to increase INCOSE systems engineering certifications – 5 PDUs may be earned for each full year served in helping his or her organization administer an internal effort to increase INCOSE systems engineering certifications. This activity is restricted to CSEPs in those organizations that have a Memorandums of Agreement with INCOSE to promote INCOSE SE certification. 

  • Volunteer (i.e., non-compensated) activities within your organization related to engineering and science – 1 PDU may be earned for each hour of performing volunteer work such as: mentoring programs; STEM initiatives; volunteering in community events that demonstrate the technical aspects of your career (e.g., hands-on activities); and participation in science/technology fairs, or events.