Space Professional IV

To raise and normalize standards for space professionals, we must have a way to validate someone’s knowledge, skills, and experience as a practitioner in the space domain.  The Space Force Association’s Space Certifications Program verifies credentials and establishes your credibility in a rapidly growing, exciting, and diverse field.  Our certifications 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, experiential learning, and interaction to expand your expertise and remain relevant in a highly competitive market. 

Space Professional IV 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 III as well as Space Control (Electronic Warfare, Cyberspace Attack, Directed Energy Weapons, Direct Ascent Anti-Satellite Weapons, Co-Orbital Engagement Systems, and Physical, Nuclear and Debris Threats); and military, commercial, and civil space integration. 

The Space Professional Level IV certification consists of 64 hours of education provided through our online Space 350 – Adversary Space Capabilities II Course. This certification is based on the core competencies outlined here: 

Course Delivery: 

This course is an 8-week online courses hosted on the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) using asynchronous and synchronous elements.   

– 6 hours of student assignment and activities

– 2 hours of live-virtual instruction (Microsoft Teams) with a certified Space professional instructor

– Two 30-minute Q&A sessions with instructors (before and after each synchronous session) 

Students complete a challenging Capstone project with a Senior Space Professional designed to test student application of knowledge. 


Certified Space Professionals must complete 60 hours of Continuing Education Credits every three years to maintain this certification. 

Course Description

SP350 – Adversary Space Capabilities II

China and Russia threaten the ability of nations around the world to deter aggression, protect national interests, and fight and win future conflicts. Simultaneously, the rapidly expanding commercial space industry provides low-cost space capabilities & options for nations and actors across the globe to enter a previously inaccessible domain. China and Russia are developing a wide array of counter-space weapons to hinder international access to essential space services and purposefully interfere with the electro-magnetic spectrum. Private industry is developing orbital maintenance and orbital debris removal capabilities which will represent future counterspace threats. This course flows through the Threat Continuum providing required insight to ensure freedom of action in space and, when necessary, defend against threats and deny adversary freedom of action in space. [64 Academic Hours]

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