Create a New Account

Create a New Account

Step 1: User Account Registration Form

User Account / Registration Form

Please complete the following form to create an account on STEPP. Once the form has been completed your account will be active and you will have access to STEPP.


Privacy Act Statement

You are accessing a U.S. Government (USG) Information System (IS) that is provided for USG-authorized use only. By using this IS (which includes any device attached to this IS), you consent to the following conditions:

  • The USG routinely intercepts and monitors communications on this IS for purposes including, but not limited to, penetration testing, COMSEC monitoring, network operations and defense, personnel misconduct (PM), law enforcement (LE), and counterintelligence (CI) investigations.
  • The USG may inspect and seize data stored on this IS at any time.
  • Communications or data stored on this IS are not private and are subject to routine monitoring, interception, search, and may be disclosed or used for any USG authorized purpose.
  • This IS includes security measures (e.g., authentication and access controls) to protect USG interests, not for your personal benefit or privacy.

(1) Authority: Title 5, United States Code (USC), Section 301; Executive Order 10450. "Security Requirements for Government Employment;" Executive Order 9397, "Numbering System for Federal Accounts Relating to Individual persons;" Executive order 10865, "Safeguarding Classified Information within Industry;" and DoD Directive 5105.42, "Defense Security Service."


(2) Purpose: The purpose and use of the requested information is for the Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) to establish and retain a permanent enrollment record of students, course completions, certifications, and academic credits/transcripts.


(3) Routine Uses: In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 USC 522A (b) of the Privacy Act, Executive Order 0307, and Public Law 104-134 (April 26, 1996), The Security, Training, Education, and Professionalization Portal (STEPP) student account is routinely used by CDSE as a numerical identifier for students. The account is also used as an identifier of candidates for, and holders of professional certification. CDSE uses personally identifiable information (PII) to respond to requests, inquiries, and to provide services and features offered on, or through, STEPP. We will also use PII (i.e., emails, hard copy mailings, etc.) to communicate timely information and special offers about CDSE products, services, and events of interest.


(4) Disclosure: Furnishing data is voluntary, but failure to provide the requested information will impede, delay, or prevent further processing of the request.