Special Program Security Credential (SPSC)

SPSC logoThe SPSC is ideal for personnel who will be or are already performing Security Officer functions for and/or on behalf of DOD Special Access Programs (SAP). Candidates must be conferred the Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC) to participate.

SPSC 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.

SPSC Areas of Expertise

The SPSC assesses foundational knowledge in the following competencies: 

  • Personnel Security
  • Physical Security
  • Program Security
  • Vulnerabilities Assessment and Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Security
  • Classification Management
  • Special Access Program Security & Policy
  • Security Education and Awareness