Joint Certification Program (JCP)
DD Form 2345 Instructions

General Instructions

1.  Attention all JCP Customers:
Effective immediately, we are unable to accept or receive JCP applications by any means of sent (United States (U.S.) postal service, United Parcel Service (UPS), FedEx) mail.  Until further notice, please submit all JCP applications to our office by e-mail at
Thank you,
Joint Certification Program Office

2. Use JCP Search to verify if your company has been or is already certified. Searches can be done by company name, Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code, or JCP Certification number. This provides you with a first-hand view of your company’s information, which may require an update.

3.  An active CAGE Code or a Canadian-issued North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Commercial and Governmental Entity Code (NCAGE Code) must be obtained and is required for all companies prior to the submission of your completed DD Form 2345.

United States (U.S.) companies should use JCP Search to verify your company’s CAGE Code.

Canadian companies should use NCAGE Search to verify your company’s NCAGE Code.  E-mail the Canadian National Codification Bureau (NCB) at to make corrections to your NCAGE data.

The information recorded here must exactly match the information you enter on the DD Form 2345. For companies doing business with the Department of Defense (DOD), you must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and register in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to submitting your DD Form 2345.

Note: If any changes must be done in CAGE/NCAGE, DUNS or SAM, please allow 24-48 hours for the system to update before submitting your DD Form 2345.

Specific DD Form 2345 Instructions