Am I eligible for SPēD Certification?

You must meet the following two criteria in order to apply for a SPēD certification.

  1. You must be a DOD civilian employee, military, or contractor (FSO or Defense Security Contractor) assigned or designated to a security position outlined in DOD Manual (DODM) 3305.13-M, "DOD Security Accreditation and Certification".
  2. You must be employed by an agency that is part of a DOD component accepted for participation in the SPēD Certification Program.

If you're unsure whether you are eligible, contact your agency representative or initiate the certification application processexternal link icon