Alliance Activities : Certified System Engineer ICAM PACS Training and Certification Program Recertification
What is CSEIP Recertification?
Recertification is a means for CSEIP-certified individuals to enhance the value of the certification by demonstrating that they have maintained the knowledge of the original certification and are current with new requirements and changes in the technology of E-PACS systems. The CSEIP certification itself is awarded by the Smart Card Alliance to individuals who complete the three day, comprehensive CSEIP training class and pass the hands-on practical test and written exam.
Why Should I Recertify?
Recertification extends the value of the CSEIP certification by demonstrating that the CSEIP certificant is current with new requirements and refreshes the knowledge of the original certification by studying, and taking, a recertification exam every two years.
Recertification provides confirmation to industry colleagues, business partners and potential customers that the certificant:
- Maintains competency and has the necessary working understanding of Federal E-PACS system requirements, system design, engineering and life cycle disciplines covered under the CSEIP certification
- Is proven to possess continued eligibility to participate in contracts serving Federal E-PACS project
How Long is My CSEIP Certification Valid?
Your CSEIP certification is valid for two (2) calendar years after the year in which the certification was awarded, in line with federal agency requirements. You can check your certification’s validity here:
- 2014 CSEIP certifications were valid until the end of 2016 – certificants have been extended a grace period through June 2017
- 2015 CSEIP certifications will be valid until the end of 2017
- 2016 CSEIP certifications will be valid until the end of 2018
- 2017 CSEIP certifications, as well as 2017 recertifications, will be valid until the end of 2019
What are the CSEIP Recertification Dates?
The online instructor-led review course is four hours, and is from 11 AM ET – 3 PM ET. The hour-long exam follows, from 3 PM ET to 4 PM ET. Here are the recertification dates:
- April 20, 2017
- May 18, 2017
- June 08, 2017
How Long Does the Recertification Exam Take?
The CSEIP recertification is approximately four hours (the hour long exam follows), and is conducted as a live, on line instructor-led webinar. Questions may be submitted electronically during the webinar. At the end of the instructor-led training and review period, an online multi-choice exam will be administered. Individuals must receive a grade of 70% or higher to achieve re-certification.
What is the Recertification Fee?
The recertification fee is $495 for non-SCA members, $395 for SCA members (20% discount applied), and $355 for Government members.
The fee includes:
- CSEIP Re-Certification Guidebook (electronic only)
- 4 hour online instructor-led review course followed by the exam
- Online Re-Certification Exam
Certificants who do not pass the re-certification exam can take an online retest exam for a fee of $100.
How Do I Study and Prepare for Recertification?
Once you register for recertification, you’ll electronically receive recertification training materials. You’ll be advised to study the initial courseware and training materials, as well as relevant and current Federal standards and documents.
How Do I Register for Recertification?
You can register by completing the CSEIP Recertification Registration Form and mailing or emailing the completed form to Nicole Lauzon, 1-800-556-6828 or [email protected]. The mailing address is Nicole Lauzon, CSEIP Certification Administrator, c/o Smart Card Alliance, 191 Clarksville Road, Princeton Junction, New Jersey (USA), 08550. At this time online registration is not available.
Who Do I Contact for Questions About the Recertification Preparation, Online Webinar or Exam?
For any questions relating to the preparation, webinar, exam process or studying materials, you can contact Lars Suneborn, Director of Training Programs and CSEIP instructor, 1-703-904-2389 (cell), 1-571-312-3663 office), or [email protected].