All of the CDSE Education courses have been evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) for credit recommendations. The ACE's College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT) connects CDSE workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping employees gain access to academic credit for formal courses and examinations taken outside traditional degree programs. ACE credit recommendations allow students to transfer credit earned from approved courses toward completion of degree programs. CDSE course credit recommendations are listed in the ACE National Guide .

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Virtual Instructor-led Courses
Fall 2016
Spring 2017
Summer 2017*
Writing and Communication Skills for Security Professionals   x x  
Security as an Integral Part of DoD Programs red squareblue squareorange squareyellow square x x  
Organizational Considerations in Applying Security within the Federal and DoD Bureaucracy orange square x    
Constitutional Law and its Application to DoD Security blue square   x  
Understanding Adversaries and Threats to the United States and the DoD red square   x  
Budgeting and Financial Management for Security Programs green square x x  
Human Resource Management for DoD Security green square x    
Managing a DoD Installation Security Program green square   x  
Research Methods, Data Analysis, and Reporting to Support DoD Security Programs red square x    
Assessment and Evaluation of DoD Security Programs green squareorange square x x  
The Future of Security Systems and Information Assurance yellow square x x  
Leadership in DoD Security blue square   x  
Effective Communication in DoD Security blue square   x  
Security in the DoD Acquisition Process yellow square   x  
Cybersecurity and Oversight of Information System Security yellow square   x  
Statutory, Legal, and Regulatory Basis of DoD Security Programs orange square x    
Risk Management Project and Advanced Studies red square x x  

*The CDSE Education Summer 2017 Semester has been cancelled

The implementation of a new two semester (Fall and Spring) schedule is expected to begin in August 2017 with the Fall Semester. Registration for the Fall 2017 Semester should become available during April 2017.

Continue to check the and STEPP webpages for the updated CDSE Education Fall 2017 Semester schedule of courses and semester dates.

For questions related to the CDSE Education program, courses, requirements, or schedule, send an email to:

CDSE Education Program Certificates

red square The CDSE Certificate in Risk Management ED151.CT
blue square The CDSE Certificate in Security Leadership ED152.CT
green square The CDSE Certificate in Security Management ED153.CT
orange square The CDSE Certificate in Security (Generalist) ED154.CT
yellow square The CDSE Certificate for Systems and Operations ED155.CT