Space Professional Certification

Many ISR University courses earn credit toward Global Space University’s Space Professional Certification Program, sponsored by the Space Force Association (SFA). This program raises and normalizes standards for space professionals, by validating your knowledge, skills, and experience as a practitioner in the space domain. It verifies credentials, and establishes your credibility. The four certification levels below provide clients and partners with the confidence that you meet stringent professional standards.  They also show you’re on top of your field through continuous education, training, and interaction.

Your existing experience can help you earn Space Professional Level 1 Certification. If you have previously completed space courses, and have worked in the space field, you can take a test to evaluate your level of credit. If you possess the requisite knowledge, you may be able to “test out” of the Level I course requirement. ISR University is currently developing similar tests for Level 2 and Level 3 certification.

Certified Space Professionals must complete 40 hours of Continuing Education Credits every three years to maintain Level 1 Certification, 60 hours to maintain Level 2, and 60 hours to maintain Level 3.

For questions about getting credit toward Global Space University Space Professional Certification for your ISR University courses, please contact the ISR University Registrar.

Space Professional Certification Levels

Space Professional 1 is an entry-level certification for those with up to 5 years of space domain experience.  These professionals demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the following major areas:

  • Space Environment
  • Orbital Mechanics
  • Spacecraft Maneuvering
  • Payloads, and Subsystems

Completion of Space 100 – Intro to the Space Environment & Space Systems, fulfills this requirement.

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Space Professional 2 is a next level certification for those with up to 5 years of space domain experience.  These professionals demonstrate their knowledge, understanding, and application as a Space Professional I, as well as:

  • The Space Mission Design Process
  • Satellite Communications
  • Remote Sensing
  • Position, Navigation, and Timing Systems

Completion of Space 200 – Space Systems Design, fulfills this requirement. Space 100 is a Prerequisite for Space 200.

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Space Professional 3 is a mid-level certification for those with 5-10 years of space domain experience.  These professionals demonstrate their knowledge, understanding, and application as a Space Professional II, as well as the following major areas:

  • National Objectives, Doctrine and Organizational Structure Space Capabilities
    • Spacelift
    • Space Domain Awareness
    • Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance
    • Position Navigation and Timing
    • Satellite Communications,
    • Nuclear Detonation Detection
    • Environmental Monitoring
    • Missile Warning and Missile Defense
  • Space Control
    • Electronic Warfare
    • Cyberspace Attack
    • Directed Energy Weapons
    • Direct Ascent Anti-Satellite Weapons
    • Co-Orbital Engagement Systems
    • Physical, Nuclear and Debris Threats
  • Military, commercial, and civil space integration

Completion of both Space 300 – Adversary Space Capabilities I, and Space 310 – Adversary Space Capabilities II, fulfill this requirement. Space 200 is a Prerequisite for both these courses, and Space 300 is a Prerequisite for Space 310.

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Space Professional Executiveis a Master Course for Executive and/or Senior Leaders with significant work experience (15+ years) who require grounding in space grand strategy.  This seminar also allows for significant networking opportunities with fellow executives. Senior leaders demonstrate their understanding and application of:

  • The space domain and its supporting architecture
  • Application of space capabilities and interoperability across military, commercial, and civil space
  • Evaluating threats to and from space
  • Synthesizing space’s impact on strategy, planning, resources, and operations
  • Analyzing space treaties, policies, and norms.

Completion of Space 900 The Space Domain – National Security Executive Seminar, fulfills this requirement.

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For questions about getting credit toward Global Space University Space Professional Certification for your ISR University courses, please contact the ISR University Registrar.