Overview of SysML® Certifications
Systems Modeling Language™ (SysML®) certifications represent the industry stamp of approval of an individual's SysML modeling and analysis ability.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10% growth rate in employment opportunities for qualified industrial engineers, including systems engineers, by 2026. This 10% represents a faster growth rate than the overall job market.
SysML & MBSE experts (many of whom co-authored the SysML specification) designed the OMG-Certified SysML Professional (OCSMP) exams to meet the industry need for a more qualified MBSE workforce.
OMG and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) worked closely to develop the SysML specification, its application to MBSE, and its certification exam, which nicely complements INCOSE's Systems Engineering Professional Certification Program. Explore the INCOSE-OMG Mutual Recognition Program for SysML certification exam discounts and other benefits.
There are four SysML certification exams: Model User (MU), Model Builder Fundamental (MBF), Model Builder Intermediate (MBI) and Model Builder Advanced (MBA). Use the tabbed section below to gain more detailed information on each exam.
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SysML Certification Exams Information
The SysML Model User (prerequisite to all SysML MB exams) certification exam tests an individual's ability to interpret and understand SysML models, covering fundamental concepts and elements of all 9 SysML diagram types plus an additional set of concepts that cut across diagram types. With a SysML Model User certification, an individual will be a productive member (e.g., engineer, software developer, hardware designer or test engineer) of a systems development team employing a MBSE approach using SysML. The SysML Model User exam is now available in Japanese! Click the blue button below to view and download detailed exam information.
The SysML Model Builder Fundamental (prerequisite to the remaining SysML MB exams) certification exam tests an individual's knowledge and skills required to construct a basic SysML model of a system, covering model concepts and organization, purposes and benefits of modeling a system, basic requirements for capture and management, structure and behavior models, parametric models, allocation relationships, and use of stereotypes. With a SysML Model Builder Fundamental certification, an individual will be a productive contributor (e.g., reliability engineer or quality test engineer) in modeling tasks performed by a systems engineering team employing a MBSE approach using SysML. Click the blue button below to view and download detailed exam information.
The SysML Model Builder Intermediate (prerequisite to the SysML MBA exam) certification exam tests an individual's knowledge and skills used to develop system models using the full SysML feature set enabling more detailed and precise modeling of requirements, structure, behavior, and parametric constraints as well as those needed to define inter-relationships among model elements and diagrams, and assess aspects of model quality including conformance to language and method constraints. With a SysML Model Builder Intermediate certification, an individual is fit to be a system modeling lead on a project or a top-ranked team member (e.g., lead systems engineer) who contributes independently to the model or system. Click the blue button below to view and download detailed exam information.
The SysML Model Builder Advanced certification exam tests an individual's knowledge and skills required to establish and support a systems modeling culture and environment, leveraging the capabilities of SysML and MBSE across the organization. High level topic areas include concepts for adapting SysML (e.g., metamodeling, profiles, model libraries and viewpoints), approaches to integrating SysML with other modeling languages (e.g., UML, MARTE, UPDMTM, and Modelica), approaches to integrating SysML modeling tools with other types of engineering tools (requirements management tools and configuration management tools) and methodology-related concepts and practices (e.g., assessment of the quality of the model). With a SysML Model Builder Advanced certification, an individual will play a lead role in establishing SysML-based MBSE at an enterprise or extending its penetration into new departments or product areas as well as define and establish new projects and support them through their lifecycle. Click the blue button below to view and download detailed exam information.
INTUITIVE invests in our MBSE team to ensure a comprehensive knowledge of requirements and design, while also demonstrating proficiency in SysML through certification.
(Deputy Division Manager @ Intuitive Research & Technology Corporation)
As I advanced through the SysML exam series, I also had the opportunity to select and excel at the most challenging technical problems my organization is tackling, which has offered opportunities for increased visibility and impact.
(Systems Engineer @ Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic)
With the knowledge learned from the certification exams, I somewhat act as an office SME for modeling, SysML, and MBSE.
(Systems Engineer @ Booz Allen Hamilton)
…to provide justifiable value to decision makers, you need to learn how to properly express your thoughts and ideas using SysML in a coherent model.
(Lead Systems Engineer @ Millennium Space Systems)
Trent Rich (Systems Engineer @ SAIC)
…organizations are beginning to realize that they need formally trained SysML modelers to be effective.
This certification is definitely well understood and well accepted Internationally. Your project stake-holders see this as a certificate of guaranteed better work!
(Quality Engineering Specialist @ Dassault Systemes)
After gaining a novice understanding of MBSE and SysML in particular, I was hired by Auburn University to grow their Digital Engineering Lab.
(Research Engineer @ Auburn University)
The SysML exams are the gold standard for SysML certification in the Engineering industry. …SysML certificates will not only validate your knowledge but help you stand out amongst other Systems Engineers.
(Senior Systems Engineer @ Leonard Helicopters)
The advanced SysML certification serves as a stamp of excellence providing you with confidence to remain at the forefront of the ever-evolving MBSE field and leading the way to your success in this new era of digital engineering.
(Systems Engineer @ General Dynamics)