Registration

How do I register for a class from STEPP?

  1. From the STEPP Homepage, select a category then subcategory of interest.
  2. From the Category Listings, select the Register button.
  3. Select the appropriate activity , and select Submit .

Note: If a Warning Icon appears during the registration process, select the icon to view the details. The learning activity may require approval or prerequisites.

Why am I not able to view or register for any courses?

If you just created a new STEPP account, you will not be able to view the course listing until approximately one hour after account creation. Please log back into STEPP in an hour.

If you still need assistance, please contact the Registrar.

I received a "Registration Blocked" message.

If you receive the message "Registration Blocked " when trying to re-register for an online exam, you must re-register for the course material and successfully complete it. Once completed, you must contact the Registrar's Office, and they will re-register you for the online exam.

How much does it cost to register for training in STEPP?

There is no cost for any of the activities offered in STEPP.

When I register for a course, the button says "Purchase" instead of "Register."

There are no fees associated with STEPP. If you are using Internet Explorer (IE), please select F12 and set your Browser Mode to IE10 Compatibility View. The "Purchase" button should change back to "Submit."

If you still need assistance, please contact the Registrar.

Who can register for training in STEPP?

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

Can I register others for class?

No.

I received an email notification stating that a class is CLOSED.

The class and waiting list are full. The approver has closed the class to prevent additional registration attempts.

My registration request has not been approved or was disapproved.

Read the course/class description carefully. You may not represent the target audience for the course or the class may be full. If that is not the case, send a message requesting information about your registration to the Registrar's Office. Include your full name, the course title, and course date in your message.

I did not get notification of my upcoming training.

Contact the Registrar's Office. State you did not receive your CD, identify the course you registered for, include the date you registered, and provide your mailing address.

How do I view the class offerings (dates) for instructor-led courses?

Select the Register button located next to the course name to display the class offerings. You are not committed to the registration until you select the offering and hit the Submit button.

How do I register for and complete a new curriculum in STEPP?

Most of the STEPP curricula require the completion of a Navigation document in order to enroll in the curriculum training. Training activities are modularized within the curriculum and are assigned accordingly.

  1. On the STEPP Homepage, scroll down to the Catalog section.
  2. From the Category Listings, select Curricula under the desired security interest.
  3. From the resulting list, select the Navigation document (.NAV) of the desired curriculum.
  4. Click the Start button to launch the document in a separate browser window.
  5. After reviewing/printing, close the document. You will then be prompted with the question "Have you completed the activity?" Select Yes to enroll in the curriculum, otherwise select No.
  6. Once enrolled, you will be assigned the activities in the first module of the curriculum. These activities will appear in your To-Do list once you log in (or you may click on the Learner icon at the top of the STEPP page to refresh and display the list).
  7. Included in the assigned activities will be a Completion document for the module (.M1). Launch the Completion document last (after the assigned activities) to initiate the next module assignments.
  8. Repeat until all modules of the curriculum have been completed. The curriculum diploma will then be awarded and can be accessed in your training transcript.

Who may take CDSE Security Professional Education courses?

These courses are available to U.S. military members and government employees.

What is the cost for taking CDSE Security Professional Education courses?

While there is no charge for CDSE courses, some courses do require textbooks. CDSE courses also require a significant time commitment for students to complete assignments.

I registered for a class and requested the CD, but never received the CD.

If your class has a CD as part of its course materials and you did not receive your CD, contact the Registrar's Office. State you did not receive your CD, identify the course you registered for, include the date you registered, and provide your mailing address.