Am I eligible to take CDSE training?

CDSE provides diverse security courses and products to DOD personnel, DOD contractors, employees of other federal agencies, and selected foreign governments. Training is presented through a variety of learning platforms and is streamlined to meet performance requirements and accommodate the busy schedules of today's students. Don't see what you're looking for? Email us.

Access training available on the Security Awareness Hub

Access frequently assigned courses including mandatory annual training, without a STEPP account or any other registration or sign-in information.

Access training available on STEPP

Log in to our learning management system where your transcripts and certificates are maintained for recordkeeping.


Select groups of related courses that highlight a special area of study

 eLearning Courses

Internet-based, self-paced training courses

 Instructor-led Courses

Courses taught by training staff and guest instructors at CDSE in Linthicum, MD and various mobile training sites

 Virtual Instructor-led Courses

Scheduled eLearning facilitated by instructors through CDSE’s online Collaborative Learning Environment

Access training available on this website

 Case Studies

Analyzed accounts of real-world security activities, events, or threats


 Security Shorts

Training videos, usually in 10 minutes or less, that allows you to refresh your knowledge of a critical topic or quickly access information needed to complete a job

 Job Aids

Security products designed to provide guidance and information to perform specific tasks


 Security Training Videos

Five-ten minute videos that provide information and demonstrate various security procedures

 Security Awareness Games

Quick and easy ways to test your knowledge and encourage security awareness at your organization


Repositories of role-based resources that serve as one-stop shops for security essentials

 Security Posters

Posters available to download and promote security awareness in the workplace



Online, informative events available live, on-demand, or previously recorded that address topics and issues of interest to defense security personnel