Can I get a renewal extension due to a family illness?
Yes, deferments from the continuing education requirements for hardship reasons, such as extended periods of illness or family leave, must be submitted in writing to the Certification Program Office for a decision. If you apply for a hardship deferment, your supporting documentation must specify the time period for meeting the continuing education requirements, must be included with your renewal form, and is a part of the material covered by your signed affidavit.
Can I put my certification on-hold while I am working in a field other than systems engineering?
Yes, if you wish to put your active certification “on hold” prior to its expiration, you may submit a written request to the Certification Program Office. You will not be able to advertise yourself as an INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional at any level while your certification is on hold. You must maintain INCOSE membership during the hold period. When you are ready to reactivate the certification, reach out to the Certification Program Office. Upon paying a $100 reactivation fee, you will be allowed to claim your certification for the duration of time that remained when it went on hold. For instance, if you put your CSEP certification on hold two years after you were first certified, you would have one year of active certification left.