How long do I have to complete my certification process?
You have one year from the time your application or payment is received initially in the INCOSE Certification Office to complete your certification. The one-year period includes the time to schedule and pass (and retake if necessary) the exam. If the process is not completed within the one-year time period, the applicant will have to restart the process from the beginning, including paying another application fee. Individuals are limited to 3 attempts at the exam per 12-month calendar period.
How long does the CSEP review process take?
Our review and processing typically takes four to six weeks. The review starts once all of an applicant’s materials, including references and proof of degree, are received.
If I apply for CSEP or ESEP and am not approved, do I have to re-apply to get certified at a lower level?
If you are denied at the CSEP or ESEP level, you will be given the opportunity to apply at the lower level without having to pay a new application fee. There will be a limited time for that opportunity, which will be listed for you in your denial message. If you are already certified at the lower level, your application fee at the higher level may be used to pay for your next renewal at that lower level.