Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE)

Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC)


Credential: Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC)  NCCA resource
Credentialing Agency: Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE)

Renewal Period: 2 years

The Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC) provides a recognized and reliable indication of a security practitioner's ability to apply foundational concepts, principles, and practices needed to successfully perform functions, implement programs, and pursue missions to protect DoD assets. The SAPPC is ideal for personnel who will be or are already performing security functions as an additional and/or embedded duty on behalf of (and as specified by) a DoD Component. The certification is also ideal for personnel who are working toward or already occupy full-time security positions for which attainment of this certification has been deemed a requirement or a professional development milestone. The SAPPC is the second of four certifications within the SPeD Certification Program. To obtain the SAPPC, candidates must already be a recipient of the Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC).

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite: Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC)
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 2 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE)

938 Elkridge Landing Road
Linthicum Heights, MD  21090

Phone: (410) 865-3232

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The Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC) credential has the following other requirements:

  • To be eligible for SPeD certifications, candidates should currently be in one of the following positions or roles:

    • DoD personnel assigned to a security position or DoD volunteer;
    • DoD contractor personnel performing security duties directly for a DoD Component; or
    • Industry security professionals and practitioners performing duties under the National Industrial Security Program.
  • A candidate should be an employee in “good standing” by having his or her DoD employment status or affiliation confirmed by Component’s SPeD Certification Program Management Office (PMO) Point of Contact (POC).

  • Candidates are required to complete the SPeD Certification Registration Process in order to participate in the SPeD Certification Program:

    • Notify your supervisor or DoD Component SPeD Certification PMO of your intent to participate in the SPeD Certification Program.
    • In the Security Training, Education, and Professionalization Portal (STEPP):
      • Create or update your account ensuring your User Profile information is correct.
      • Select the checkbox in the User Profile section stating, “I would like to submit my information to create an account so that I may take SPeD certification tests.”
    • Verify your “My SPeD Certification” account when you receive your welcome email.
    • Select and complete the assessment request form link displayed on your “My SPeD Certification” account home page.
    • Schedule an assessment event after approval from your DoD Component.

Written Exam SPeD - Security Asset Protection Professional Certification

  • Information Security (28%)
  • Personnel Security (31%)
  • Physical Security (10%)
  • Industrial Security (13%)
  • General Security (18%)

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC) examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC) credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor
  • For more information on the Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC)

Renewal Period: 2 years

The Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC) credential has the following recertification information:

  • To maintain the certification, candidates are required to successfully complete and record 100 Professional Development Units (PDUs) and submit a Certification Renewal Form (CRF) during the two-year certification maintenance cycle. To accrue PDUs, candidates must successfully complete professional development activities that fall under approved professional development categories. These categories and their definitions may be found under the Certification Maintenance and Renewal Procedures.

  • Note: Marine Corps COOL will only pay recertification fees for the current billing cycle. Voucher requests for recertification fees must be submitted with proof of the current status of the certification (for example, a screen shot of your credentialing agency dashboard or a copy of a current fee receipt).

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Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

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1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

Early Career

1-6 years experience; Officer O1 through O2

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Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

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