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Did you know that there are DoD certifications for Intelligence and Security professionals?

These Defense Intelligence professional certification programs are directly managed by the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.

  • Intelligence Fundamentals Professional Certification (IFPC)
  • … Stay tuned! Other programs are being developed.

Intelligence Tradecraft

The Director, Defense Intelligence Agency 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 is the Functional Manager for Geospatial Intelligence.

  • Certified Defense All-Source Analysis Levels 1 and 2 (CDASA-1; CDASA-2)
  • Certified Collection Management Professional – Fundamentals (CCMP-F)
  • Intelligence Planner Certification
  • GEOINT Professional Certification (GPC)


The Director, 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

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