You don’t have to [<i>B]BE</b> </i>QSECOFR, but you must have Service tools authorities. Most sites provide alternative USerId profiles to avoid ‘accidental’ use of powerful functionality.
You can use your profile to log into SST ( If you have authority )
STRSST ( Option 8 Work with service tools user IDs and Devices )
Option 1. Service tools user IDs
select option 1 to create Service Tools User ID