About SPēD Certification

Get an overview of the SPēD Certification Program and learn about our certifications.

Additional Certification & Credential Assistance

Contact your Agency or Component Service Representative (CSR) for all SPēD certification, renewal, and all My SPēD Certification (MSC) account assistance.

Digital Credentials

Digital credentials, also referred to as digital badges, are electronic representations of a certification or credential.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to Certification Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) here.

Become Certified

Learn the 9 steps to becoming SPēD certified and register for a SPēD assessment.

Maintain Your Certification

You need 100 Professional Development Units (PDUs) to maintain your SPēD certification.

Log in to My SPēD Certification (MSC)

Log in directly into MSC account to request assessments and complete certification renewal forms

Prepare for Certification

Support your security knowledge and skills with the help of CDSE's Competency Preparatory Tools (CPTs).

SPēD Resources

Resources for Candidates, Certificants, and DOD SPēD Components.

Log in to CREDLY

Log in to CREDLY to view, retrieve, and share digital badges.

Our Certifications and Credential


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