Certification Maintenance

Why do I need to maintain my certification(s), anyway?

Department of Defense (DoD) Manual (DoDM) 3305.13-M, "DoD Security Accreditation and Certification," and national accreditation standards set by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) mandate certification renewal and maintenance. These standards require certifying agencies to have a plan for periodic recertification and to provide evidence the certification program effectively measures or enhances an individual's continuing competence.

In order to meet these accreditation and certification standards as set by the DoD and NCCA, SPēD certifications must be renewed every two years by accruing and recording 100 professional development units (PDUs).