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All-Source Analysis Certification 


The DoD All-Source Analysis (ASA) Professional Certification Program is part of the DoD-wide initiative to professionalize the intelligence workforce.  The development of professional certification programs ensures an integrated, agile intelligence workforce that can meet the department’s needs in a dynamic environment.

The ASA Professional Certification Program not only assesses eligible candidates’ knowledge and performance of All-Source Analysis skills, but also emphasizes continued analytic competence through lifelong learning and practice.  The program plans to have three progressive credentials, each building on the competency and knowledge of the one before.  The first credential available for the DoD ASA workforce is the Certified DoD All-Source Analyst-1 (CDASA-1).  The CDASA-2 credential should be available in late 2018, with CDASA-3 to follow in 2019. 

The CDASA-1 certification has been accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).   The CDASA-1 credential is conferred, by USDI, on analysts with 2 years of validated ASA experience, that pass the CDASA-1 exam, and sign an ethics statement.  After 3 years analysts must recertify, by retesting or in the future advancing to CDASA-II.

The CDASA-1 exam is open to current civilian and military DoD All-Source Analysts, with the necessary access.  All candidates must be in good standing with their component.  Exams are offered at no cost through over 23 worldwide testing sites.  Candidates may enroll in the exam on AGILE (found on JWICS at https://agile.dodiis.ic.gov/ by searching for offering “DIA-INA-5001”, to register for the CDASA program. 

The CDASA Program Management Office (PMO) is the point of contact for administration of the credential.   


Unclassified/NIPR:

Intelink:  https://intelshare.intelink.gov/sites/diteb/DIA/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/SitePages/Home.aspx (access requires Common Access Card sign-on via CAC reader; user may need to request access to this page) 

Email: DIA_NEDIAC_Professional_Certification_PMO@dodiis.mil (best)  

Phone: CDASA PMO Staff: 202-231-6202, -8123, -8943 


JWICS (please log into JWICS to access these links) 

Website: https://intelshare.intelink.ic.gov/sites/dia-training/ADI/adi1/Pages/All-Source.aspx 

Email: DIA_NEDIAC_Professional@coe.ic.gov (best)


The CDASA Candidate Handbook, Essential Body of Knowledge (EBoK, published program standards), and other resources are available as a free download on the JWICS website