SAPPC Achieves National Accreditation

On January 15, 2014, the DoD Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC) received national level accreditation from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

SAPPC is the second of three certifications under the Department's Security Professional Education Development (SPeD) Certification Program approved and conferred by the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)). The SPeD Certification Program is based on functions performed and requirements developed under DoD Instruction 3305.13, "DoD Security Training." The DoD Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC), the first certification in the SPeD program, became the first DoD professional certification to receive national level accreditation on Dec. 18, 2012.

Certification provides several immediate and long-term benefits to commanders, directors, and the Defense Security Enterprise. Certification provides a portable credential across the DoD, addresses Intelligence Community competencies, promotes interoperability, and provides a clear pathway to success.

Accreditation by the NCCA places SAPPC certification on par with others in the financial, legal, and healthcare professions such as the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and National Association of Social Workers. DSS/CDSE plans to seek accreditation for other certifications within the SPeD Certification Program, including core and specialty certifications.