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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Competency Tracker available to?

Full access to the PSE Competency Tracker including the tracking and management functionality is only available to NAFEMS members.

NAFEMS member must register here first to acquire their PSE Competency Tracker log in details.

Can I use my NAFEMS login details to access the PSE Competency Tracker?

Separate log in details are required for the PSE Competency Tracker. These details are individual for each user.

Members can register for their login details here.

Do I need to register to use the PSE Competency Tracker?

Yes, in order to access the full version users must register here.

The PSE Competencies can be browsed anonymously without registering but the tracking and management functionality will not be available without registering and logging in.

Does my company need to be a NAFEMS member to access the PSE Competency Tracker?

No, non-members can also access the PSE Competency Tracker but will not be able to  utilise the tracking and management functionality - a key feature of the system.

How do I register to access the full version of the PSE Competency Tracker?

Members can register for access to the PSE Competency Tracker here

Is there a charge to use the PSE Competency Tracker?

Access to the Competency Tracker is free of charge. However, we realise that many larger companies may have requirements beyond an off-the-shelf competency management system. 

The PSE Competency Tracker can be highly customised on request. To discuss your organisation’s particular requirements, please contact pse@nafems.org.

Can the PSE Competency Tracker be customised to my company’s specific needs?

NAFEMS is pleased to offer the PSE Competency Tracker to our members free of charge. We recognise, however, that some of our members may have requirements beyond an off-the shelf competency management system.

The PSE Competency Tracker can be highly customised on request by Enginsoft – the PSE Competency Tracker Technology Partner. To find out more about customisation, pleasecontact pse@nafems.org

.Can I gain recognition for my PSE Competencies?

Yes, recognition can be achieved by applying for PSE Certification. Independently assessed by NAFEMS, certification enables individuals to gain recognition for their level of competency and experience as well as enabling industry to identify suitable and qualified personnel.

More information is available here.

What is the difference between the competency record produced within the PSE Competency Tracker and PSE Certification?

PSE Certification provides verification of PSE Competencies and is independently assessed by NAFEMS. It recognises achievement of high-level PSE Competencies.

My company is not a member of NAFEMS but I am applying for PSE Certification, can I use the PSE Competency Tracker report to support my application?

Yes. It is highly recommended the those applying for or aiming towards PSE Certification utilise the PSE Competency Tracker to support their application. Once registered as a applicant, individuals will be able to register to use the competency tracking and management functionality of the tracker.

Those wishing to achieve PSE Certification can apply here where details of how to access the Tracker are also available. 

Please note, however, that it is not compulsory to use the Tracker to apply for PSE Certification.

How were the PSE Competencies developed?

The PSECompetencies were developed as part of the EASIT2 project. The two-year project set out the competencies that a good simulation engineer should possess which have formed the basis of the PSE Competency Tracker and PSE Certification.

How is the PSE Competency Tracker maintained?

The competencies and educational resources are maintained by NAFEMS Technical working groups and will be updated on a regular basis. Educational resources will be added as they are developed in the future.



Introducing PSE Competency Tracker (PDF)