What is the Joint Certification Program (JCP)?
The Joint Certification Program (JCP) certifies Canadian and United States
(U.S.) contractors for access to unclassified military technical data
belonging to Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) and to the U.S.
Department of Defense (DOD). This Program helps to protect controlled
Unclassified Militarily Critical Technical Data (MCTD) and technology from
common adversaries, but allows it to flow to certified Canadian and U.S.
companies that have a legitimate need-to-know for business purposes. This
program is effective in protecting the competitive edge of North American
companies by ensuring that only eligible companies are provided with this
data. This is done In accordance
with DODI 5320.25
“Withholding of Unclassified Technical Data and Technology from Public Disclosure”, and Canadian Technical Data Control Regulations.
is a jointly staffed office and the only DOD / DND agency that reviews and
certifies the DD Form 2345.
provides customer support to defense contractors applying for
receives, processes and maintains approximately 9,000 DD Form 2345s
establishes JCP policy based on DOD / DND Directives.
consults and cooperates with government stakeholders in the development
of common industrial security policies, procedures and technology
partners with DOD legal counsel and federal law enforcement on debarment
DD Form 2345 is used:
for U.S./Canadian defense contractors to obtain DOD
/ DND unclassified
export controlled technical data.
to attend gatherings such as:
Meetings designed to publicize advance requirements of contracting
Pre-solicitation, pre-bid, pre-proposal, pre-award conferences,
workshops and tours
to request unclassified visits directly with other certified U.S. or
Canadian defense contractors or U.S. and Canadian military facilities.
DD 2345 Instructions
for Joint Certification Program (JCP)
Where do I send my completed DD Form 2345?
completed form, by mail or courier, to the address indicated at the top of
U.S./Canada Joint Certification Office
Information Services - VBA
Federal Center, 74 Washington Ave., North
Battle Creek, MI
Can I fax or email my completed DD Form 2345?
have been informed by our legal advisor that an original signature is
required and therefore we need the original signed copy. Fax or email copies
are not accepted.
How long does it take to process my DD Form 2345?
Times for processing DD
Form 2345 applications fluctuate depending on delivery method to the
office and the volume of applications received.
The objective is to
review your application as quickly as possible and return it to you in (5)
five business days.
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