CDSE Education Program students can earn a post-baccalaureate certificate (PBC) by successfully completing (passing) four CDSE Education courses in any of the five security concentration areas. PBC programs allow students to build relevant field experience and cultivate knowledge in a particular discipline. Although it is not a degree, the PBC is a higher level of academic achievement that can be transferred into graduate programs. The PBC programs will prepare security professionals to become leaders in their field of discipline. They will have the opportunity to study with security experts and network with security professionals across the Nation. The certificates are cost-efficient and tuition-free to government civilian employees and the military.