Prepare for Certification

Competency Preparatory Tools

All CPTs are now published in STEPP. An alternate resource that can be used to build your foundation and help prepare you for your SPēD certification assessment is the Defense Security Essential Body of Knowledge (D-SEBOK), which is currently available in STEPP via the search bar.

DOD Professional Certification and Credentialing Handbook

The DOD Professional Certification and Credentialing Handbook (Jan 2024)  PDF provides candidates with an overview of the SPēD Certification Program, including benefits and objectives, and contains information regarding eligibility, registration, and assessments for all SPēD certifications and credentials.

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