- What is the purpose of the certification?
Certification establishes the eligibility of a U.S. contractor to technical data governed, in the U.S., by DoD Directive 5230.25.
- Why is a certification required?
A certification is required by U.S. contractors that wish to obtain access to unclassified technical data disclosing militarily critical technology with military or space application that is under the control of, or in the possession of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
- How do I get a certification number?
Contractors must submit a DD Form 2345 to the Joint Certification Office, along with a copy of the company’s State License, Incorporation Certificate, Sales Tax Identification Form or other documentation which verifies the legitimacy of the company.
- Who assigns and maintains certification numbers?
The Defense Logistics Information Services (DLIS) in Battle Creek, MI is the only authorized source of Certification Numbers.
- Is there a fee for certification?
No. At this time, there are no associated subscription charges related to the assignment/maintenance of Certification Numbers.
- How long does my certification last?
Your company’s certification is active for 5 years. Once your certification reaches it’s expiration date, you can renew with the current information on file or update your company information.
Please be advised that certification is specific to business location, or you can submit for individual certification.
Typically, your company’s security officer, librarian or contracting officer keeps this form on file. If you do not know or have a security officer, the DLIS website provides an easily navigated search engine for all certifications within it’s library. There you can find your company’s certification status and the Data Custodian’s name and contact information.