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We refer to our learning management system as the STEPP system. This is where we maintain the list of courses that we provide and where your student information and your course transcripts are maintained. The online courses that we provide are also part of this system. Please be advised that CDSE courses are intended for use by Department of Defense and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program.

Technical HelpSTEPP Technical Issues

What is your problem?

  • Perception Error
  • Can't launch a course
  • Alternate Content
  • Active X
  • Loading Error

Visit the Technical Issues section of our FAQs for assistance or review the STEPP Technical Troubleshooting Guide PDF icon to ensure your computer is configured properly for use with STEPP. If you are not able to change the settings on your work computer, then please contact your IT staff.

STEPP "How to" Guide

See these FAQs for help using STEPP.

STEPP News & Announcements

Starting Oct. 17, 2016, the current DSS National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Common Access Information Security System (NCAISS) will undergo a technology refresh. The functionality of the updated NCAISS application will remain the same as is currently available; however, some minor visual differences in the user interface (i.e., look and feel) will occur after the refresh. To view the "NEW" user interface, go to under "News/Updates".

Starting 01 November 2016, CDSE will no longer offer JPAS/JCAVS Virtual Training for Security Professionals. As a result, students will not be able to register for, access, or complete the course and exam after 31 October 2016. If you have registered for these activities and do not complete the activities by this date, please be advised your enrollment will automatically be cancelled.

Please visit DMDC's JPAS webpage (click on account manager policy) for information regarding DMDC JPAS account training requirements after 10/31/2016.

STEPP Configuration Check

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I have a DoD Common Access Card (CAC) or Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Certificate.
CAC | PIV Login
New look for NCAISS. View STEPP News and Announcements for more details.
For step by step instructions, view the CAC/PIV login instructions.
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I want to login with my username/password.
Username Login