About SPēD Certification
Get an overview of the SPēD Certification Program and learn about our certifications.
Learn the 10 steps to becoming SPēD certified and register for a SPēD assessment.
Prepare for Certification
Support your security knowledge and skills with the help of CDSE's Competency Preparatory Tools (CPTs).
Maintain Your Certification
You need 100 Professional Development Units (PDUs) to maintain your SPēD certification.
Resources for Candidates, Certificants, and DoD SPēD Components.
Please select one of the following topic areas for help regarding the SPēD Certification Program.
The SPēD Certification Program
SPēD Certification Program Candidate Handbook (New version - As of August 2, 2017)
Use this version if you plan to test after October 2, 2017
SPēD Certification Program Candidate Handbook (Old version - Prior to August 2, 2017)
Use this version if you plan to test prior to October 2, 2017
Competency Preparatory Tools