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The Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) is a nationally accredited, award-winning directorate of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). 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 (SPēD) 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. Effective Oct 1, 2020, The Office of Personnel Management, National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) which was headquartered in Washington, DC, was transferred to the newly formed Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency. The National Training Center (NTC) located in Slippery Rock, PA, which served as the NBIB's' training center for personnel throughout the government who conduct background investigations, was merged into the Center for Development of Security Excellence and renamed the Background Investigations (BI) Training Division. It remains a separate campus in Slippery Rock, PA. The CDSE is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE), SPēD Certification Program certifications are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), and over 30 courses and curricula hosted by CDSE are approved for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit toward CompTIA certification renewals. The Background Investigations Training Division, formerly, the National Training Center, is accredited by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA). Follow the guidance at the CDSE My Digital Badges webpage to request a CDSE ACE Digital Badge. Once you have accepted a digital badge and set up your profile, you will be able to send an official transcript directly from the Credly webpage to the institution of your choice. For instructions on how to send a transcript, please follow the guidance at the My Transcripts webpage for more information.

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ACE ID: CDSE-0045
06/01/2022 to 05/31/2025
Recommended credits: 3
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Foundations of Insider Threat Management
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Foundations of Insider Threat Management
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ACE ID: CDSE-0001
08/01/2022 to 07/31/2025
Recommended credits: 3
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FSO Program Management for Possessing Facilities Curriculum
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FSO Program Management for Possessing Facilities Curriculum
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ACE ID: CDSE-0002
08/01/2022 to 07/31/2025
Recommended credits: 3
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SAP Mid-Level Security Management
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SAP Mid-Level Security Management
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ACE ID: CDSE-0004
08/01/2022 to 07/31/2025
Recommended credits: 3
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FSO Orientation for Non-Possessing Facilities Curriculum
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FSO Orientation for Non-Possessing Facilities Curriculum
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ACE ID: CDSE-0029
08/01/2022 to 07/31/2025
Recommended credits: 3
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Basic Industrial Security for the Government Security Specialist Program
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Basic Industrial Security for the Government Security Specialist Program
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ACE ID: CDSE-0030
08/01/2022 to 07/31/2025
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
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ACE ID: CDSE-0031
08/01/2022 to 07/31/2025
Recommended credits: 3
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DOD Security Specialist Course
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DOD Security Specialist Course
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ACE ID: CDSE-0032
08/01/2022 to 07/31/2025
Recommended credits: 3
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Human Resources Management for DoD Security
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Human Resources Management for DoD Security
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ACE ID: CDSE-0035
08/01/2022 to 07/31/2025
Recommended credits: 3
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The Future of Security Systems and Information Assurance
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The Future of Security Systems and Information Assurance
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ACE ID: CDSE-0036
08/01/2022 to 07/31/2025
Recommended credits: 3
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Managing a DoD Installation Security Program
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Managing a DoD Installation Security Program
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ACE ID: CDSE-0040
08/01/2022 to 07/31/2025
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
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ACE ID: CDSE-0005
07/01/2021 to 06/30/2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Fundamentals of National Security Adjudication
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Fundamentals of National Security Adjudication
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ACE ID: CDSE-0042
07/01/2021 to 06/30/2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Risk Management Project and Advanced Studies
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Risk Management Project and Advanced Studies
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ACE ID: CDSE-0039
07/01/2021 to 06/30/2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Security in the DoD Acquisition Process
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Security in the DoD Acquisition Process
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ACE ID: CDSE-0025
07/01/2021 to 06/30/2024
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
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ACE ID: CDSE-0024
07/01/2021 to 06/30/2024
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
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ACE ID: CDSE-0023
07/01/2021 to 06/30/2024
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
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ACE ID: CDSE-0022
07/01/2021 to 06/30/2024
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
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ACE ID: CDSE-0003
07/01/2021 to 06/30/2024
Recommended credits: 2
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Introduction to Special Access Programs (SAP)
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Introduction to Special Access Programs (SAP)
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ACE ID: CDSE-0044
07/01/2020 to 06/30/2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Applying Industrial Security Concepts
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Applying Industrial Security Concepts
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ACE ID: CDSE-0038
07/01/2020 to 06/30/2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Leadership in DoD Security
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Leadership in DoD Security
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ACE ID: CDSE-0037
07/01/2020 to 06/30/2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Effective Communication in DoD Security
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Effective Communication in DoD Security
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ACE ID: CDSE-0034
07/01/2020 to 06/30/2023
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
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ACE ID: CDSE-0028
07/01/2020 to 06/30/2023
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
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ACE ID: CDSE-0021
07/01/2020 to 06/30/2023
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
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ACE ID: CDSE-0020
07/01/2020 to 06/30/2023
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-0043
08/01/2016 to 07/31/2019
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: NBIB-0003
11/01/2019 to 10/31/2022
Recommended credits: 3
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Investigations Case Analyst Program (ICAP)
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Investigations Case Analyst Program (ICAP)
Center for Development of Security Excellence
security
ACE ID: CDSE-0041
08/01/2017 to 07/31/2020
Recommended credits: 3
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DoD Antiterrorism Officer Level II Training
security
DoD Antiterrorism Officer Level II Training
Center for Development of Security Excellence
security
ACE ID: CDSE-0033
08/01/2016 to 07/31/2019
Recommended credits: 3
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Information Security Management Course
security
Information Security Management Course
Center for Development of Security Excellence
security
ACE ID: CDSE-0027
08/01/2016 to 07/31/2019
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
security
ACE ID: CDSE-0026
08/01/2013 to 07/31/2016
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: NBIB-0002
01/01/2016 to 10/31/2019
Recommended credits: 3
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Essentials of Suitability and Adjudication Program (ESAP)
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Essentials of Suitability and Adjudication Program (ESAP)
Center for Development of Security Excellence
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ACE ID: NBIB-0001
11/01/2019 to 10/31/2022
Recommended credits: 6
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Federal Background Investigator Training Program (FBITP)
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Federal Background Investigator Training Program (FBITP)
Center for Development of Security Excellence
security
ACE ID: CDSE-0019
11/01/2012 to 05/31/2013
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-0009
09/01/2014 to 08/31/2017
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-0006
10/01/2012 to 09/30/2014
Recommended credits: 1
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Special Access Programs 2nd Tier Review
security
Special Access Programs 2nd Tier Review
Center for Development of Security Excellence
TitleACE IDOrganization's IDStart DateEnd DateTotal Recommended Credits
Applying Industrial Security ConceptsCDSE-0044DS300.1007/01/202006/30/20233
Applying Physical Security ConceptsCDSE-0027PY201.0108/01/201607/31/20193
Applying Physical Security Concepts eLearning CertificateCDSE-0026PY201.CU08/01/201307/31/20162
Assessment and Evaluation of Department of Defense Security ProgramsCDSE-0028ED 50907/01/202006/30/20233
Basic Industrial Security for the Government Security Specialist ProgramCDSE-0029ISO50.CU08/01/202207/31/20253
Budgeting and Financial Management for Security ProgramsCDSE-0030ED 50508/01/202207/31/20253
Challenges in Analyzing and Managing RiskCDSE-0019ED 60211/01/201205/31/20133
Constitutional Law and Its Application to Department of Defense SecurityCDSE-0025ED50307/01/202106/30/20243
Counterintelligence Awareness CertificateCDSE-0043CI201.CU08/01/201607/31/20194
Cybersecurity and the Oversight of Information System SecurityCDSE-0040ED 51408/01/202207/31/20253