Open eLearning Courses

If you are an occasional user of CDSE courses (e.g., once a year mandatory training) we recommend that you take our Open eLearning Courses. Unlike STEPP, no registration or sign-in is required.




General Security

Industrial Security

Information Security

International Security

Other DoD Organizations Offering Security Training

Defense Acquisition University (DAU): DAU offers training courses for the professional development of the Defense Acquisition Workforce. Visit the DAU Training Center website at to view course offerings.

Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM): DISAM offers a variety of online courses and learning guides for the Security Cooperation Community. Visit DISAM Online Learning at to view course offerings.

Operations Security

Personnel Security

Physical Security

Sensitive Compartmented Information

Special Access Programs

CDSE courses are intended for use by Department of Defense and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program.