Due Process Adjudicator Professional Credential (DPAPC)

DPAPC logoThe DPAPC provides the recognition and official record of an individual's demonstrated understanding and application of occupational and technical knowledge, skills, and expertise necessary to proficiently perform essential due process adjudicator tasks (i.e., writing statement of reasons (SOR), evaluating responses to SOR, recommending eligibility determinations or other functions following evaluation of responses to SOR).

DPAPC Competency Preparatory Tools (CPTs)

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.

DPAPC Areas of Expertise

The DPAPC assesses foundational knowledge in the following competencies:

  • Adjudication Process Using the Whole Person Concept (WPC)
  • Procedures for Due Process
  • Pertinent Statutes, Executive Orders, and Regulations Governing the Personnel Security Process