Maintenance & Renewal
Currently, DSS has not started the "clock" for SPeD certification
maintenance/renewal. Security Professionals that have achieved SPeD
Certifications are not yet on the two-year maintenance/renewal timeline.
This is due to the fact that DSS is still solidifying Certification
- Anticipation of starting the clock for Certification
maintenance/renewal is sometime in near future.
- Certification maintenance/renewal dates will be marked by the FY
quarter the Security Professional tested. For example if a security
professional passed the SPeD certification exam in the first quarter of the
year, they will need to achieve all required Professional Development
Units(PDUs) by the two-year anniversary of the first quarter for their
- It is encourage that all security professionals review the new PDU
catalog that DSS has published at
PDU catalog is a living document and will continue to be updated to include
additional training that is out there. Comments and recommendations
regarding the catalog can be provided to
firstname.lastname@example.org. A standard form will be
forthcoming to provide standardized method to submit the above information.