Introduction to Obtaining Your INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) Certification (Wednesday, 24 March, 2021)

This presentation is open to all, including non-INCOSE members.


Attention Members!

Isn’t it time you obtained your INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional certification?

This evening’s VIRTUAL presentation will detail the certification process, application process, collaborative support, and the multiple testing opportunities (on-line or free paper testing). Hosted by Mr. Dave Mason, ESEP and INCOSE San Diego board officer.


Date: 24 March 2021, 6:00-7:15 pm Pacific Time (PT)
Where: Virtual/Online
Cost: Free!
Webcast Details: This presentation will use ZOOM.

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Approximately 3500 INCOSE members have obtained professional INCOSE systems engineering certification — what about you? Now is the time!

This presentation will cover the certification avenues, application process, collaborative support (San Diego chapter and beyond), and the multiple testing opportunities available, either on-line via Prometrics or free paper test.

INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional certification is similar to engineering professional engineering (PE) licenses. Instead of being issued by states, members are certified by INCOSE.

Read more on the certification process here.

There are 3 levels of INCOSE SE certification, based on demonstrated SE experience and passing a knowledge exam:

  1. Associative Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) – For members at the beginning of their systems engineer career.
  2. Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) – For practicing Systems Engineers with more than five years of systems engineering professional work experience.
  3. Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) – For systems engineering leaders with recognized systems accomplishments and many years of systems engineering professional work experience. There are only just over 300 ESEPs!

Read more on the certification levels here.

The second part of this presentation will address several training options. The San Diego chapter is strongly considering leading an online group study via weekly ‘Cohort’ sessions (free, for serious students), and/or a multi-day online tutorial with reduced prices for INCOSE San Diego chapter members.

What the students would need:

1) Their own copy of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook (free electronic version for INCOSE members, or optional paper version)
2) The presentation materials, developed by the chapter
3) Scratch paper
4) A strong desire to learn and obtain their SEP license!


Presenter: Mr. Dave Mason, ESEP

Mr. Dave Mason is an INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) who since 2011 has taught the INCOSE System Engineering Professional (SEP) certificate training course to professional and academia members. Dave has more than 30 years in Aerospace industry, transcending positions from electronic technician to system engineering, and during his last five years led the planning, design, development, and verification & validation of assorted electro-optical, space-qualified flight hardware. He has utilized the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program to maximize product efficiency through the application of six sigma tools to each product process to assess the value stream flow. Dave’s resume includes establishment of the 4-Way Benefit Model for incorporating students within the INCOSE umbrella, development of the IUSE campaign to market student member activities and accomplishments with the aid of local enterprises, and serving as the President of the INCOSE San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, 2009 winners of the INCOSE President Award. Dave holds Bachelor degrees in both Business Administration and Production and Operation Management, and Masters degrees in both BA and Quantitative Analysis, all from Cal State Hayward.

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