Mandatory courses

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The Postal Service is offering mandatory security training courses for Payment Card Industry (PCI) and Corporate Developers Directory (CDR) registered application developers.

Developers must log into the HERO learning portal to complete the training.

Here’s an overview of the courses:

• Web Developer. These courses focus on the Open Web Application Security Project. Completion deadline: May 13.

• Defensive Programming and API Essentials. These courses cover application programming interface services and how to develop secure code. Completion deadline: July 8.

PCI or CDR developers who fail to meet the deadlines will have limited ACE system access until the courses are completed.

For more information on these courses, go to the CyberSafe at USPS Training Blue page or send an email to