Certification Maintenance

Why do I need to maintain my certification(s), anyway?

To maintain a SPēD certification, you must maintain an active and up-to-date Security Training, Education, and Professionalization Portal (STEPP) account. You must also attain 100 professional development units (PDUs) within your two-year maintenance cycle, at least 50 of which must be related to security. If you are renewing APC, then your maintenance requirement must be at least 50% in personnel security. For additional information, visit our certification maintenance page.