I won't be able to complete my certification maintenance requirements before my certification expires. What should I do?

You may request a Certification Maintenance Waiver for an extension to complete your maintenance requirements due to deployment, hospitalization or other medical leave, or other extraordinary reason.

If you are an employee or contractor for the Department of Defense (DoD) or one of its Components, agencies, or companies, submit your Waiver Request Form PDF icon to your SPēD Certification Program point of contact (POC).

If you are an employee or contractor for the Defense Security Service (DSS), Industry, or other participating agency without a SPēD Certification Program POC, submit your Waiver Request Form through the DoD SPēD Certification PMO (dss.spedcert@mail.mil).

Supporting documentation, such as unclassified duty orders or doctor's note, must accompany your Waiver Request Form.

You will receive notification of your waiver decision within 20 duty days of receipt of your waiver request by the appropriate authority.