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The Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) is a nationally accredited, award-winning directorate of the Defense Security Service (DSS). Established in March 2010, CDSE serves as the premier provider of security education, training, and certification for the Department of Defense (DoD), other federal agencies, and industry under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP). CDSE is responsible for administering the Security Professional Education Development (SPeD) Certification Program to support security workforce professionalization by formally recognizing the understanding of foundational concepts, principles, and practices required across the DoD security community. CDSE education, training, and certification programs provide development, delivery, and exchange of security knowledge to ensure a high-performing, ready workforce capable of addressing our Nation's security challenges. CDSE is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and is an approved provider for the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). SPeD Certification Program certifications are accredited by the National Commission for Certifiying Agencies (NCCA), and over 40 courses and curricula hosted by CDSE are approved for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit toward CompTIA certification renewals.

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ACE ID: CDSE-0044
August 1, 2017 to August 31, 2020
Recommended credits: 3
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Applying Industrial Security Concepts
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Applying Industrial Security Concepts
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0043
August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2019
Recommended credits: 4
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Counterintelligence Awareness Certificate
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Counterintelligence Awareness Certificate
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0042
May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2021
Recommended credits: 3
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Risk Management Project and Advanced Studies
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Risk Management Project and Advanced Studies
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0041
August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2020
Recommended credits: 3
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DoD Antiterrorism Officer Level II Training
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DoD Antiterrorism Officer Level II Training
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0039
August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2021
Recommended credits: 3
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Security in the DoD Acquisition Process
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Security in the DoD Acquisition Process
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0040
October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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Cybersecurity and the Oversight of Information System Security
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Cybersecurity and the Oversight of Information System Security
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0037
August 1, 2017 to August 31, 2020
Recommended credits: 3
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Effective Communication in DoD Security
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Effective Communication in DoD Security
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0038
August 1, 2017 to August 31, 2020
Recommended credits: 3
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Leadership in DoD Security
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Leadership in DoD Security
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0036
August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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Managing a DoD Installation Security Program
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Managing a DoD Installation Security Program
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0035
August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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The Future of Security Systems and Cybersecurity
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The Future of Security Systems and Cybersecurity
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0033
August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2019
Recommended credits: 3
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Information Security Management Course
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Information Security Management Course
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0034
August 1, 2017 to August 31, 2020
Recommended credits: 3
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Research Methods, Data Analysis, and Reporting to Support DoD Security Programs
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Research Methods, Data Analysis, and Reporting to Support DoD Security Programs
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0031
August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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Department of Defense Security Specialist Course
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Department of Defense Security Specialist Course
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0032
August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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Human Resource Management for DoD Security
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Human Resource Management for DoD Security
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0030
August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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Budgeting and Financial Management for Security Programs
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Budgeting and Financial Management for Security Programs
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0027
August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2019
Recommended credits: 3
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Applying Physical Security Concepts
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Applying Physical Security Concepts
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0028
August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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Assessment and Evaluation of Department of Defense Security Programs
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Assessment and Evaluation of Department of Defense Security Programs
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0029
August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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Basic Industrial Security for the Government Security Specialist Curriculum
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Basic Industrial Security for the Government Security Specialist Curriculum
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0026
August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2016
Recommended credits: 2
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Applying Physical Security Concepts eLearning Certificate
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Applying Physical Security Concepts eLearning Certificate
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0025
August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2021
Recommended credits: 3
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Constitutional Law and Its Application to Department of Defense Security
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Constitutional Law and Its Application to Department of Defense Security
Center for Development of Security Excellence
security
ACE ID: CDSE-0023
August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2021
Recommended credits: 6
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Writing and Communication Skills for Security Professionals
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Writing and Communication Skills for Security Professionals
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0024
August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2021
Recommended credits: 3
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Organizational Considerations in Applying Security within the Federal and Department of Defense Bureaucracy
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Organizational Considerations in Applying Security within the Federal and Department of Defense Bureaucracy
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0022
August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2021
Recommended credits: 3
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Understanding Adversaries and Threats to the United States and to the Department of Defense
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Understanding Adversaries and Threats to the United States and to the Department of Defense
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0021
August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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Statutory, Legal and Regulatory Basis of Defense Security Programs
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Statutory, Legal and Regulatory Basis of Defense Security Programs
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0019
November 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013
Recommended credits: 3
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Challenges in Analyzing and Managing Risk
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Challenges in Analyzing and Managing Risk
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0020
August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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Security as an Integral Part of Department of Defense Programs
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Security as an Integral Part of Department of Defense Programs
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0009
September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2017
Recommended credits: 3
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DoD Advanced Personnel Security Adjudications
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DoD Advanced Personnel Security Adjudications
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0005
August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2021
Recommended credits: 3
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DoD Personnel Security Adjudications
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DoD Personnel Security Adjudications
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0006
October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2014
Recommended credits: 1
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Special Access Programs 2nd Tier Review
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Special Access Programs 2nd Tier Review
Center for Development of Security Excellence
security
ACE ID: CDSE-0004
August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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Facility Security Officer Orientation for Non-Possessing Facilities Curriculum
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Facility Security Officer Orientation for Non-Possessing Facilities Curriculum
Center for Development of Security Excellence
security
ACE ID: CDSE-0002
March 1, 2018 to February 28, 2021
Recommended credits: 3
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Special Access Program (SAP) Mid-Level Security Management
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Special Access Program (SAP) Mid-Level Security Management
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: CDSE-0003
March 1, 2018 to February 28, 2021
Recommended credits: 2
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Introduction to Special Access Programs (SAP)
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Introduction to Special Access Programs (SAP)
Center for Development of Security Excellence
security
ACE ID: CDSE-0001
August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022
Recommended credits: 3
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Facility Security Officer Program Management for Possessing Facilities Curriculum
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Facility Security Officer Program Management for Possessing Facilities Curriculum
Center for Development of Security Excellence
TitleCourse/Exam NumberActive DatesTotal Credits
Applying Industrial Security ConceptsACE ID: CDSE-0044August 1, 2017 to August 31, 2020Recommended credits: 3
Applying Physical Security ConceptsACE ID: CDSE-0027August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2019Recommended credits: 3
Applying Physical Security Concepts eLearning CertificateACE ID: CDSE-0026August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2016Recommended credits: 2
Assessment and Evaluation of Department of Defense Security ProgramsACE ID: CDSE-0028August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022Recommended credits: 3
Basic Industrial Security for the Government Security Specialist CurriculumACE ID: CDSE-0029August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022Recommended credits: 3
Budgeting and Financial Management for Security ProgramsACE ID: CDSE-0030August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022Recommended credits: 3
Challenges in Analyzing and Managing RiskACE ID: CDSE-0019November 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013Recommended credits: 3
Constitutional Law and Its Application to Department of Defense SecurityACE ID: CDSE-0025August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2021Recommended credits: 3
Counterintelligence Awareness CertificateACE ID: CDSE-0043August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2019Recommended credits: 4
Cybersecurity and the Oversight of Information System SecurityACE ID: CDSE-0040October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2022Recommended credits: 3
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