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How Much Does Certification Cost?

INCOSE certification costs fall into the following three categories.

Category Description Paid to...
Application Fees These are the non-refundable fees paid to process the handing and expense of processing your certification application. INCOSE
Examination Fees These are the non-refundable fees paid to take the examinations at the INCOSE preferred test provided, Prometric. This includes the initial examination, and any re-examination fees due to having to retake the examination. There is a core test, and there are tests for extensions - each have their own fees.. Test Provider (Prometric)
Renewal Fees These are the non-refundable fees paid to process the handing and expense of processing your certification renewal. INCOSE

The following table lists the fees for the various INCOSE certification levels (all fees are listed and payable in US Dollars):

Table of Certification Fees

Corporate Advisory Board Organization Discounts
In appreciation of the support by the Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) organizations to INCOSE, the INCOSE Certification Office is offering CAB organization employees the discounted INCOSE member rate, even if they are not INCOSE members. CAB organization employees can indicate their affiliation on the certification application and renewal forms.

Group Payment
The INCOSE Certification Office accepts advance payment from companies to cover the certification application costs for groups of employees named with the payment. The named employees have one year from the time of the group payment to complete their individual certification that includes submitting the application form and scheduling and passing an exam. Group payments do not include fees for scheduling certification exams that must be paid by the employees to the test organization when scheduling the exam to reserve a test seat on the scheduled date. A company may substitute one employee for another employee listed in the group package who has not submitted an application for certification. The company must notify the INCOSE Certification Office in writing of a substitution, and the one-year time limit from the time of the group payment still applies. Any portion of the group payment that is unused one year after the payment will be forfeit. The Group Application Form can be found on the All Certification Related Forms page.

Rescheduling or Cancelling Exams with Prometric
The exam provider, Prometric, charges a fee for exams rescheduled within 30 days of their test date. Rescheduling 5-29 days prior to the test date will result in a $35 fee. Rescheduling less than 5 days prior, failing to appear on the test date, or appearing more than 15 minutes after the scheduled exam start time will result in forfeiture of the entire exam fee. INCOSE does not have the ability to alter or appeal these fees charged by Prometric.

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