This course does not contain the final exam. Students must register for the exam separately in STEPP and will receive credit for the course upon receiving a passing score.

Description: The course provides an overview of the DoD HSPD-12 Common Access Card (CAC) credentialing process, to include the purpose, basic steps, investigative requirements, basic and supplemental standards, and determination decisions.

Course Resources: Access this course's resources

Learning Outcomes:
This course is designed to enable students to:

  • Identify the purpose of HSPD-12 Adjudications
  • Identify the basic steps in the HSPD-12 adjudication process
  • Identify the purpose of and requirements for interim CAC review pending completion of background investigation
  • Identify the HSPD-12 investigative requirements and process
  • Apply the HSPD-12 basic and supplemental standards to scenarios that present potentially disqualifying information
  • Identify the process for handling unfavorable determinations
  • Identify the requirements for recording the final adjudicative determination

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 4 hours

Target Audience: DoD security and human resource professionals, and other DoD affiliated individuals responsible for performing HSPD-12 CAC credentialing.

Number of Students per Course: N/A

  • Clearance Requirement: N/A
  • Attendance Requirement: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: A passing score of 75% on the final exam (PS112.06)

Prerequisites: Identifying and Safeguarding Personally Identifiable Information (PII) DS-IF101.06

Credit Recommendations/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?): N/A
  • Continuing Education Units Per IACET: N/A
  • Professional Development Units per SPeD: 12.00

Additional System Requirements: Check if your system is configured appropriately to use STEPP.

CDSE courses are intended for use by Department of Defense and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program.