PEI Grantees may have received a prior email regarding the cybersecurity training that had an expired link. The link is now updated and must be completed by users each year.

All users of the PEIRS application are required to complete an IT cybersecurity training on an annual basis. To meet this requirement, PEI has created a GoToWebinar training approved by the Department of Information Resources.

Take the Cybersecurity Training

Once the training is completed, users should take the test, print the page with your results, and save with other contract compliance documents.

Grantees certify annually that all staff with access to PEIRS have completed this training requirement using Form 4530, Cybersecurity Training Certification. Once completed, send the form to the PEI Contracting email box and your contract manager.

If your organization is a subawardee (subcontractor), provide required documentation to your lead agency. It is the lead agency’s responsibility to provide one certification that includes any subaward staff who access PEIRS.

In Summary

  1. PEIRS users take the training, take the test, and print and save results.
  2. Grantee completes Form 4530 and sends to PEI Contracting email box and contract manager.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should sign the certification form?

Answer: DFPS prefers the designated signatory sign Form 4530. If this is not possible, a person in a leadership role or the HR director for the agency may sign. If you already submitted the form without the appropriate authorized signature, please resubmit.

Where do I send my certification form?

Answer: Send Form 4530 to PEI Contracting and your contract manager.

What dates do we use for the certification period?

Answer: The date on the certification period should be fiscal year. If you already submitted the form with date specific information, you do not have to resubmit.

How often do we have to take this training?

Answer: The training is required annually, before June 1 of each year.

We already completed a cybersecurity training. Do we have to take this one, too?

Answer: If the training you took is DIR-certified, you do not have to take this training.

  • You do need to complete the Form 4530 to certify that your agency has completed the training.
  • We do not need copies of the training certificates, but you will need to keep these records in your files, and this requirement will be verified during monitoring.
  • PEI requires cybersecurity training and certification annually.
What contract number do I use?

Answer: Use the contract number on your contract. If you have an “agency ID,” this is not always the contract number. If you have multiple contracts with PEI, be sure to include all the contract numbers on the form or submit separate forms for each contract.

Are users of ABCS also required to receive cybersecurity training as well?

Answer: If a user only uses ABCS, they will not need to complete this training. This requirement applies to PEIRS users.

If we completed the training for our agency, do we upload our certificate to PEI for our annual training into PEIRS?

Answer: You do not upload certificates into PEIRS, but you do need to provide Form 4530 to PEI Contractingand your contract manager. This form certifies that everyone in your agency that has access to PEIRS has taken a DIR-certified cybersecurity training.

We have another DFPS contract that also has the annual cybersecurity training requirement. May we use the link you provided for those individuals to complete the training?

Answer: Yes, you may use this training for other DFPS contracts.

I went through the four modules and completed the survey but did not receive a certificate. Do I need to do something different?

Answer: There is not a certificate, per se:

  • Once you have completed the knowledge check, a page with your results will appear.
  • Print the page with your results and save with other contract compliance documents.

For questions, send an email to PEI Contracting.