INCOSE provides in its SEP program the credentials ASEP. CSEP and ESEP. Please find the related information here:


ASEP and CSEP exams base upon the current version of the INCOSE systems engineering handbook. Once prerequisites are fulfilled and fees payed, INCOSE Certification issues an entry number. This permits to schedule an exam date online with the company Prometrics. The exam fee is directly paid to Prometrics. The exam comprises of 120 multiple choice questions to be answered at a computer terminal in a Prometrics facility. Hence one have to travel to one of the globally available Prometrics facilities. After completing the exam the computer terminal informs if you passed. The exam lasts for 120 minutes and may be extended by 30 minutes for applicants with English as a Second Language. There is no obligation to take a training course. But the GfSE suggests to book training as exam preparation. Usually training course take five days and prepare precisely for the exam based on the systems engineering handbook. INCOSE complimentary provides webinars for exam preparation, accessible for members only.

ESEP credentials requires 25 years of systems engineering experience, or if already CSEP 20 years. The experience need to be described and proved with references. The exam comprises a panel review. The required experience need to be from the same function areas as for SE-ZERT®.

Once SE-ZERT® level C or B is passed, the related SEP certificate can be obtained against an administration fee with no further examinations. It is important to emphasize that INCOSE requires membership for SEP. For the registration allowance to release personal data is required since the two organizations GfSE and INCOSE are independent legal bodies. When interested in SEP we suggest to directly contact INCOSE to get the latest information