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About SPēD Certification

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

Maintain Your Certification

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

Become Certified

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

SPēD Resources

Resources for Candidates, Certificants, and DOD SPēD Components.

Prepare for Certification

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

Digital Credentials

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

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.

Our Certifications and Credential


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