Course 250: Secure Terminal Equipment (STE)


In this course, learners will learn how to install the Secure Terminal Equipment (STE), perform Terminal Privilege Authority (TPA) functions, user functions as well as how to associate KSV-22 crypto cards.


  • Install, program and operate an office STE
  • Perform TPA functions
  • Instruct others in the use of the STE

Target audience

Government of Canada (GC) personnel who are responsible for the installation and use of the STE.


It is highly recommended that participants have a good understanding of COMSEC principles, which they can obtain through:


  • A basic understanding of keys (asymmetric keys, in particular), and the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) would be an asset. Departments whose employees are using the STE would benefit from this course.
  • This course is available as Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol (SCIP) Computer Based Training (CBT) on request. CBT-Free.
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