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Are you a mid-career software engineer seeking to confirm your proficiency of established software development practices and differentiate yourself?

 

Senior IEEE Members and Licensed Software Engineers are automatically qualified. All others must meet the requirements below:

Education: (need at least one)

  • Bachelor's degree
  • CSDA certificate
  • Post-baccalaureate-level teaching experience
  • IEEE full membership

Experience: (need at least one)

  • Advanced degree in software engineering and at least two years (about 3,500 hours) of experience in software engineering/development, or
  • At least four years (about 7,000 hours) of experience in software engineering/development

 

Get certified in 3 easy steps

 

Register
Register for the exam
Exam fees are affordable and in many cases paid for by your employer.
 
Prepare
Prepare for the exam
Several options are available, including a self-paced, online CSDP Preparation Course.
 
Test
Take the exam
Choose a test center from the thousands located around the world.


 

 

 
  IEEE or IEEE Computer Society members   Nonmember price
CSDP preparation course $445   $545
Total examination fee $395   $495
Preparation and exam $695   $845

Additional taxes may apply.

 

Call +866-681-7613 or email csdp@computer.org for more information.

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Benefits

Professionals

  • Confirm your proficiency of established software development practices
  • Demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning
  • Distinguish yourself in your field

Why certify?

Employers

  • Standardize your software development practices
  • Protect your investment in a competent and proficient workforce
  • Assure that employees can perform on real-world projects

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