DoD Security Accreditation and Certification
|Publication Date:||26 April 2018|
a. Provides accreditation guidance and procedures for DoD education and training institution(s) (hereinafter referred to as institutional accreditation) that support the DoD security community in accordance with DoD Directive 5143.01 (Reference (a)) and DoD Instruction (DoDI) 3115.11 (Reference (b)).
b. Provides guidance and procedures for developing and implementing certification programs in accordance with References (a) and (b).
c. Implements the policy in DoDI 3305.13 (Reference (c)) and establishes roles and assigns responsibilities for the development, implementation, and maintenance of the DoD Security Professional Education Development (SPēD) Certification Program in accordance with Reference (b).
This Manual applies to:
a. OSD, the Military Departments, (including the Coast Guard at all times, including when it is a Service in the Department of Homeland Security by agreement with that Department), the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (hereinafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").
b. DoD personnel performing assignments outside the DoD.