The Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) is committed to supporting you in your journey in the SPēD Certification Program. Below are resources to guide you in this endeavor.

If you have any questions or require additional resources not listed here, please contact your DoD SPēD Component POC.


Policy Guidance

Videos and Shorts

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Request to Become SPēD Certified
YouTube icon So you want to become SPēD certified. How do you start?
00:01:22 Provides an overview of how to request to become SPēD certified, including the 10 steps to SPēD testing.
SPēD Certification
YouTube icon"Building skills and knowledge are the keys to success. The SPēD Program supports DoD security professionals in meeting this challenge."
00:04:29 Provides a brief overview of the SPēD Certification Program, including the importance of a certification program among DoD security professionals.