Registration Now Open for Spring/Summer Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) Cohort Sessions


Spring/Summer 2022 Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) Cohort Sessions

Registration now open for SEP Cohorts (group study)!

The LA and San Diego chapters will offer two Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) Cohort (group study) teams this April – July.  There will be both lunchtime and evening Cohorts, and will start on April 20th and 21st, respectively.  These groups will prepare for the INCOSE SEP exam and will meet virtually once a week for 15 weeks.

These Cohorts are free and open to all engineers who are serious about getting their SEP certification.

Details & Specific Registration Pages:

* Lunchtime Cohort – register HERE

The lunchtime Cohort will be held on Wednesday afternoons, start on 20 April 2022, and meet from 12:00pm noon – 1:30pm Pacific Time.

* Evening Cohort – register HERE

The evening Cohort will be held on Thursday evenings, will start on 21 April 2022, and will meet from 7:00pm – 8:30pm Pacific Time.


What is INCOSE SEP Certification?

Certification is a formal process whereby a community of knowledgeable, experienced, and skilled representatives of an organization, such as INCOSE, provides confirmation of an individual’s competency (demonstrated knowledge, education, and experience) in a specified profession. Certification differs from licensing in that licenses are permissions granted by a government entity for a person to practice within its regulatory boundaries. Certification also differs from a “certificate” that documents the successful completion of a training or education program.  There are three types of INCOSE SEP certification: ASEP, CSEP, and ESEP. Please read more here.

What is Systems Engineering Professional Exam?

The SEP test is a 2-hour exam designed to test your knowledge of INCOSE systems engineering practices and processes. Please read more here.  Once you pass the test, you will apply for either the Associative Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) or Certified  Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP).

What is a Cohort?

A Cohort is team of students preparing for a common goal. The SEP Cohorts will prepare for the INCOSE SEP exam (now offered online). The Cohort teams are mostly student-run, where each participant (also called a cohort) forms part of a 2-person team that presents a chapter to the others, which reinforces learning. Each Cohort includes two or more Cohort leaders that provide the virtual connection software, schedule, introductions, website, and some of the course material, and work to solve any roadblocks the teams might encounter.

What You Will Need

  • The INCOSE Handbook, Version 4 (the e-book version free for INCOSE members – see
  • Access (we will use Zoom)
  • Willingness to participate and present to the others in the Cohort
  • Ready to work hard


Please email the San Diego or LA chapters if you have any questions; we can be reached at and

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