ESEP Interview FAQs:
How long does the ESEP review process take?
Our review and processing typically takes two to three months. The review starts once all of an applicant’s materials, including references and proof of degree, are received. The longest delay in an ESEP review is the scheduling of interview with the applicant and, if necessary, references.
For how long is an ESEP certification valid?
An Expert Systems Engineering Professional Certification is valid for the duration of an individual’s INCOSE membership. No certification renewal is required.
If I apply for ESEP and am not approved, do I have to re-apply to get certified at a lower level?
If you are denied at the ESEP level, you will be given the opportunity to apply as an ASEP or CSEP without having to pay a new application fee. You will have to pass the INCOSE knowledge exam to get certified at those levels. 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.
Are the interview questions for ESEP similar to the exam questions for ASEP and CSEP?
No, the interview is about an individual’s technical leadership experience, not a knowledge check of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook.
Will all of my references be contacted?
No, the review team may contact up to two of your references. They may choose not to contact any references.