STEPP

How do I create an account?

To create an account in STEPP:

  1. From the Log On page, click on the Create your new STEPP user account link that appears below the Log On button.
  2. Enter a username of your choice. The username is case sensitive. We recommend you use lower case and no spaces or special characters.
  3. Enter your social security number.
  4. Select the Submit button. STEPP will then confirm whether you have entered a unique username, if so, the second page will be displayed. If the username you selected is not unique you will be prompted to select a different username. If you see a message stating the social security number is already in use you must call the DoD Security Services Center at 1-888-282-7682 to have your account enabled.
  5. Enter a password. Your password must be at least fifteen (15) characters in length and contain a mix of two (2) uppercase letters, two (2) lowercase letters, two (2) special characters (!#$% etc.) and two (2) numbers. The password is case sensitive.
  6. Re-enter the same password in the Password Confirmation field.
  7. Complete the rest of the fields. Required fields are marked with an asterisk; you cannot leave these fields blank.
  8. After completing the form select the Submit button. If you receive warnings from STEPP about invalid entries, you should correct these and click Submit again. Once successful, proceed to the STEPP Log On.
  9. At the STEPP log on screen enter the user name and password you just created and select the Log On button. If you have just created a new STEPP account you will not be able to view the course listing until approximately one hour after the account has been created. Please log back into STEPP approximately one hour later.

How do I log in?

What is on my STEPP homepage?

The catalog is available from the your homepage. Categories in the catalog contain different security disciplines such as Counterintelligence, General Security and Physical Security. Click a category to view associated training and related sub-categories.

From a category page you can:

  1. View, register, and launch learning activities.
  2. View summary and activity details for learning activities.
  3. Add learning activities to your favorites.
  4. Search for learning activities in the catalog.
  5. Access subcategories.

Shortcut Boxes

The left panel of your homepage contains shortcut boxes from where you can search for training, access quick links, and other training-related information.

  • Messages – View all STEPP notifications that are also e-mailed to your address listed in your profile.
  • Quick Links – Shortcut links to Edit Profile, Edit Preferences, Training Transcript and Training Schedule.
  • Favorites - Favorites are shortcut links that you can create to quickly access your training information. You can create favorite links for categories and learning activities.
  • Calendar – A monthly calendar that bolds any dates where you have instructor led courses scheduled.
  • Pending Activities – List of courses that you are pending approval for.

How do I establish my preferences?

You can modify the settings stored for you, such as your time zone and favorite shortcuts. Other options for the homepage are also available.

To update your preferences:

  1. Click the Quick Links tab on the left of the page.
  2. Select edit preferences.
  3. Modify your preferences as necessary.
  4. Click OK.

Favorites

Favorites are shortcut links that you can create to quickly access your training information. You can create favorite links for categories and learning activities.

Access your favorites by clicking appropriate links from the Favorites section of the homepage shortcuts. The favorites listed on the Collaboration Center page represent your favorite collaboration centers.

You can add categories that you use on a regular basis to your favorites list.

To add catalog items to your favorites list:

  1. From the Learn menu, click Catalog.
  2. Click a category or sub-category.
  3. Click Add category to favorites.

You may want to delete items from your list of favorites if you no longer use them on a regular basis.

To delete favorites:

  1. From the Learn menu, click Favorites.
  2. Select the check box associated with the favorite item you are removing.
  3. Click Delete.
  4. Click OK.

How do I browse/search for training?

Browsing

STEPP provides several ways of locating training descriptions and events. You can access the items in the catalog by clicking the Learn menu and choosing Catalog. The categories in the catalog may contain documents, courses, and other activities.

Searching

You can enter your search criteria in the Search box available on different pages of the application or select multiple options using Advanced search to refine your search.

The following table shows some examples of search criteria and sample results.

Search using... Example of search text Search results
A single word Register Returns all records that contain the word register in the activity title, activity description or activity code.
Does not return records that contain variations of this word, such as registering.
Multiple words Class List Returns all records that contain both "class" and "list" in any order or position in the activity title, activity description or activity code. Example: "The resource list for the Finance Fundamentals class."
Does not return records that contain only one of these words or variations of the words.  
A phrase in quotes "Class Registration" Returns all records that contain this exact phrase in the activity title, activity description or activity code. Example: "The Accounting II class registration will be held on January 5."
Single search word with an asterisk wildcard character class* Returns all records that contain terms that begin with "class" in the activity title, activity description or activity code such as classroom or classes.
Multiple search words with wildcard characters class* acc* Returns all records that contain both the terms that begin with "class" and " acc" in the activity title, activity description or activity code.
Example: "Accident Reporting Classes" and "The available classrooms for Accounting."

How do I register for training?

How do I view my training schedule?

The classes and activities you are scheduled to take are displayed on your training schedule page. This page shows any registration requests you have made which are pending approval, and provides access to course evaluations and other options.

To view your training schedule:

  1. From the Learn menu select Training Schedule.
  2. In the View list choose one of these views:
    • Completed registrations- lists the activities that you have completed.
    • Current activities - displays activities that you are registered for or activities you have started and are still in progress. For an activity which includes other activities, this shows the lower-level activities.
    • Upcoming activities - shows upcoming training activities for which you are registered.
    • Completed activities - lists all activities that you have completed.
    • Canceled activities - shows a list activities for which your registration was canceled.
    • Online activities with fixed duration - shows a list of online activities for which you are registered for that have a fixed duration.
    • Calendar - shows the learning activities for which you are registered in an interactive calendar grid.
    • Waiting list or pending approval - displays all of your pending activities, including activities for which you are on the waiting list and those pending approval.
    • Expressed interest - displays activities in which you have expressed interest.

How do I launch my training?

To view your training schedule:

  1. From the Learn menu select Training Schedule.
  2. Click the Start button to the left of the online training you would like to launch.
    Screen shot of training schedule

Screenshot of STEPP Training Schedule

How do I cancel training?

If you have registered for training but are unable to attend, please cancel your registration as soon as possible. Other students are most likely on a waiting list and will benefit from your early notification.

Note: We do not recommend canceling registrations for Curriculums.

To cancel a registration:

  1. From the Learn menu, click Training Schedule.
  2. Verify the Task list shows Cancel Registration.
  3. Select the check box next to the activity you wish to cancel.
  4. Click the GO button.

Here is another option for canceling a registration:

  1. Click on the name of the course you wish to cancel.
  2. Click the cancel button on the left.
  3. Cancellation Confirmation page will appear. Click Cancel Marked.

How do I view my progress?

Once an activity or course is underway, you can check your progress at any time by visiting the Learning Activity Progress Detail page. This page displays information such as the content type, your total score, elapsed time, status, launch date, and completion date. If there are lessons associated with the course, the Lesson grid displays name, total score, status, and first launch date.

To view information about your progress:

  1. From the Learn menu, click Training Schedule.
  2. Click the View progress detail icon to the left of the activity name.
  3. If information is available under the Lesson, click a lesson name to view the status and other details.
  4. When you are finished, click OK to return to the Training Schedule page.

How do I view/print my certificate?

How do I view my transcript?

How do I update my profile?

Your user profile contains information that is stored in the system about you, such as your username, password, full name, address, position, supervisor, and organization.

To update your user profile:

  1. Click the Profile link located at the top right corner of any page.
  2. Update the information if necessary.
    Note: the asterisk (*) represents required fields.
  3. Click Submit to save your changes.
    Note: You can also update your profile by clicking on the Edit Profile link under Quick Links.