Consultant Certification Information System Password Help
Changing Your Password
At the 'Welcome To The Consultant Certification Information System' login screen:
- Enter Your Userid: Type in your User ID here.
- Enter Current Password: Type in your current password.
- Enter New Password: Enter a new password. It must be 8 characters in length.
- Re-Enter New Password: Re-enter your new password.
- Click the 'Enter the System' button: Another window will pop up stating "Your Password has been changed, please click 'Enter The System' ".
- Click 'Enter The System' button again.
Possible reason's your new password was not accepted:
- Typo when re-entering New Password.
- Password restriction, certain letter combinations, certain symbols are not allowed.
Your user I.D.
never changes so, keep a record of it.
The system will send you an automated email remider when your password is within 10 days of expiring.
Passwords must have one alpha character and one number in them.
Passwords cannot begin with the number.
Must be exactly 8 characters in length.
No double letters/numbers or consecutive letters/numbers like zz, aa, 123, abc, 00, 321.
No symbols in them.
Passwords must be unique. They can NOT be a password you used in the past
or too similar to a past password.
of valid Passwords:
turtle39, orange47, red2blue, astros4x, imhoia2m
-- Quick Reference
Last Updated 01/26/04
The words and
character string prefixes shown below cannot be used as
Reserved Word List
For example: Jane, janitor,
and January are not allowed; injaneous
and innovate are allowed.
Guidelines for Effective Passwords
To be effective, your password should not be:
- Your name, your nickname, or the name of a family member or pet
- Your birthday or any family member's birthday
- A cultural word (hacker, Batman, flash) or a geographical
(Lubbock, Beaumont) word
- A dictionary word (mackerel, dandilion, millionaire)
- A foreign word (sayonara, tortilla)
- A keyboard sequence (qwerty, zxcvbn)
- A very short word (dog, cat, hi, me, love)
- Words with vowels removed (cntrntllgnc, sbtrctn)
- Phone numbers
- Numbers substituted for letters (2morrow, all4one)
- A password you are using on another system such as a bank pin
- A bible verse or chapter
Here are some ways to create passwords that are hard to guess but
easy to remember:
with symbols (&^$%#@!~`"':;<,>)
a mixture of capital and lowercase letters
"Yankee doodle went to town"
||IlpinST for "I
love paris in the springtime"
for "rice and raisin pudding"
Quick Reference Chart
This chart summarizes standards and other useful information about
Forgotten Password Contact
||A-Z, 0-9, and @,
||Every 90 days
||3 failed attempts suspends UserID
||CCIS Sign On Page
||John Anhaiser (see below)
* Local procedures will determine the appropriate