SPēD stands for Security Professional Education Development. The SPēD Certification Program is part of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) initiative to professionalize the security workforce. The SPēD Certification Program ensures that security practitioners can demonstrate proficiency in a common set of competencies. The purpose of the SPēD Certification Program is to promote interoperability, facilitate professional development and training, and develop a workforce of certified security professionals.
See SPēD Security Fundamentals Professional Certification Candidate Handbook here.
Additional SPēD Information
The Department of the Navy Security Fundamental Professional Certification Conferral Ceremony of 13 September 2011 and other information on the SPēD can be found at http://go.usa.gov/9kp.
SPēD certification test results are available 15 days after the testing event via the candidate's STEPP account (http://www.dss.mil/seta/enrol/stepp.html). Once logged into the account, select "Learn," "Training Schedule,” and then "View Completed Registrations." The last column to the right of certification assessment, “Status,” will indicate the test results. Candidate questions can be directed to the DSS SPēD Program Management Office at SPeD@dss.mil.
SPēD Test Sites can be found at http://www.dss.mil/seta/sped/test-sites.html.
SPēD Diagnostic Tools can be found at http://www.dss.mil/seta/sped/diagnostic-tools.html.
SPēD Preparatory Courses can be found at http://www.dss.mil/seta/sped/faqs.html#exam-2.
See DoDM 3305,13-M, DoD Security Accreditation and Certification Manual, here.