Appeals Process

SPeD Certification appeals can be filed in two different categories:
  1. SPeD Certification Program
    Appeals to the DSS SPeD PMO can be submitted for the following:
    • Decisions on certification requirements, such as criteria for obtaining a passing score on the SFPC Assessment or adherence to the candidate registration and test-taking protocols
    • Decisions on certification renewal requirements, such as completion of approved Professional Development Units (PDUs) or timeliness of completing and reporting PDUs

    Information on how to file an appeal to the DSS SPeD PMO, view the SPeD Candidate Handbook 

  2. Army SPeD Appeals
    Appeals other than the above are not within the purview of the SPeD Certification Program. Applicants may appeal to the Army SPeD PMO in reference to the following:
    • Decisions about DoD Component employment policy
    • Decisions about DoD Component eligibility criteria for identifying billets or individuals for SPeD Certification conferral
    • Decisions about good standing within a DoD Component

    **Process and procedures for the Army SPeD Appeals is currently under development.

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