Joint Certification Program

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.

The JCO:

  • 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 certification.
  • receives, processes and maintains approximately 9,000 DD Form 2345s annually.
  • 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 controls.
  • partners with DOD legal counsel and federal law enforcement on debarment actions.

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:
    • Symposiums
    • Program briefings
    • Meetings designed to publicize advance requirements of contracting agencies
    • 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.

Form 2345 - Download

DD 2345 Instructions for Joint Certification Program (JCP)

Where do I send my completed DD Form 2345?
Send your completed form, by mail or courier, to the address indicated at the top of the DD Form 2345:
U.S./Canada Joint Certification Office
Logistics Information Services - VBA
Federal Center, 74 Washington Ave., North Battle Creek, MI

Can I fax or email my completed DD Form 2345?
No, we 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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