Professional Certification Programs developed for the Defense Intelligence and Security Enterprise
The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security (USD(I&S)) has established the goal of professionalizing the Defense Intelligence and Security workforce. One of the primary ways professionalization is facilitated is through certification programs.
Professional certification provides many benefits, including:
There are several USD(I&S)-conferred and -recognized certification programs currently offered and several more in development. Each program is owned by the Functional Manager for the specified content and managed by a distinct Program Management Office. Every certification program has unique eligibility requirements, pre-requisites, test delivery platforms and contact information. You can learn more about each program by accessing the links below or pages available from the menu bar at the top of this page.
The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security (OUSD(I&S)), in partnership with the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF), created two Professional Counter-Insider Threat certifications. These certifications were developed with maximum participation from across the Federal Government, resulting in broad applicability across the Counter-Insider Threat workforce.
Certified Counter-Insider Threat Professional (Fundamentals & Analysis)
The USD(I&S) is the Functional Manager for the Intelligence Fundamentals Professional Certification (IFPC), which was created, in part, to develop standards based on task and knowledge requirements common to the Defense Intelligence Enterprise (DIE) components.
Intelligence Fundamentals Professional Certification (IFPC)
The Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is the Functional Manager for multiple defense intelligence tradecrafts, including All Source Analysis, Collection Management, and together with the Joint Staff, Intelligence Planning. The Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is the Functional Manager for Geospatial Intelligence.
Certified Defense All-Source Analysis Levels I and II (CDASA-I; CDASA-II)
Certified Collection Management Professional – Fundamentals (CCMP-F)
Intelligence Planner Certification
GEOINT Professional Certification (GPC)
The Director, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) (formerly Defense Security Service) is the functional manager for the Security Professional Education Development (SPēD) Certification Program, managed by the Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE).
Security Professional Education Development (SPēD) Certification Program