Frequently Asked Questions
- What is SPēD Certification Maintenance?
- How do I maintain my certification(s)?
- What happens if I fail to maintain my certification(s)?
- My certification expired. How do I get it back?
- What is a professional development unit (PDU)? What counts as a PDU?
- How long do I have to complete my certification maintenance?
- Can I get an extension to complete my certification maintenance?
- What is a certification renewal form (CRF)? Where do I find the CRF?
- What happens after I submit my certification renewal form (CRF)?
- Why do I need to maintain my certification(s), anyway?
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.