Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency

Security Professional Education Development (SPēD) Certification Program

The Security Professional Education Development (SPēD) Certification Program is part of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) initiative to professionalize the security workforce. Established in DOD Instruction 3305.13 and DOD Manual 3305.13, this initiative ensures there exists a common set of competencies among security practitioners that promotes interoperability, facilitates professional development and training, and develops a workforce of certified security professionals.

Eligibility Requirements

Refer to the SPēD Eligibility and Prerequisites website, if you have questions about your SPēD Certification Program eligibility.

Defense Acquisition University Account

Visit the SPēD Certification and Credential Account Login website to create accounts, request assessments, access certification records, record Professional Development Units (PDUs), and submit Certification Renewal Packages (CRPs) in the new Defense Acquisition University (DAU) system.

For additional information, please review the Department of Defense Professional Certification and Credentialing Handbook.

Last updated 2024-03-08