CDSE offers credit recommendations for most courses through its affiliation with the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). This benefits students by allowing them to transfer credit for successful completion of some courses to participating institutions at which they may be pursuing a degree.
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CDSE courses recommended for college credit through ACE
Note: If any ACE college credit recommended course or program exam has been unsuccessfully attempted three or more times within the span of one year, the student will not be eligible for credit recommendation. Ineligibility is not permanent. After a year, if a student retakes exam(s) that he or she had previously failed and passes within three tries, he or she will be eligible for ACE credit recommendation.
To apply for American Council on Education (ACE) Credit Recommendation for a course or exam that you have completed with the Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE), please complete the following steps:
Upon receipt of your ticket, the CDSE will review your training records and submit a formal request on your behalf to your academic institution. You will receive email confirmation when the request is processed.
- Submit a STEPP Help-Desk ticket with issue type "ACE Course Credit" at https://cdse.usalearning.gov/ .
- Ticket must include: student’s name, email address, completed course title, course code, date of completion, academic institution’s name, and institution's email address.