About SPēD Certification

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

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

Earn a SPēD Certification or Credential: Learn the steps to earn a SPēD Certification or Credential.

Maintain Your Certification or Credential

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

SPēD Program Webinars and Tutorials

A collection of webinars and tutorials to provide more information on the SPēD Certification program and assist you in your journey to professionalization.

Assessment Preparation

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 Credentials

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