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.
Joint Certification Program (JCP) Search
The tech data for some solicitation are guarded against access until you
sign and submit a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).
If this action in
Pre-Solicitation Synopsis phase, you may wait for the solicitation release
to see further instructions.
See solicitation clause 52.211-4072 on
submitting the Non-Disclosure Agreement.
Your company will not be granted
TDP access until your tasks are complete for that.
If you have already
submitted your NDA in accordance with the instructions in a solicitation, it
does not need to be submitted again.
The blank NDA is included with
solicitations in either an exhibit to the NDA or as a separate file on FBO,
posted alongside the solicitation.
Your contact email address
listed on the NDA form must be legibly printed or typed.
To speed up the
process, your business is encouraged to attempt to gain access to the TDP by
submitting an access request in FBO immediately,
Attention: FBO.gov is now known as Contract Opportunities.
FBO moved to
contracting opportunities if you have not already
Doing so leaves an e-footprint of your attempt and speeds
subsequent approval once we complete processing of your signed NDA.
person requesting access must be the same person as the access-authorized
individual listed by your company on the signed NDA.