Because the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) and its subsystem Joint Clearance and Access
Verification System (JCAVS) are challenging for inexperienced users, it is common for new or
inexperienced JPAS users to seek JPAS training. Though the government offers complete training in the
use of JPAS and JCAVS via its STEPP site, that online training—like JPAS itself—is full of unexplained
jargon and is rather user-unfriendly.