Please note, this is an external course conducted by ODNI.

Purpose: The ICD 705 Physical Security Course: Lifecycle of A SCIF will prepare you to implement the requirements of the new ICD 705 series documents (ICD 705, ICS 705-1, ICS 705-2, and the ICD 705 Technical Specifications). The course is designed using a SCIF lifecycle theme:

  • Phase I: Threat Definition and Planning
  • Phase II: Preliminary Construction Planning
  • Phase III: Design and Construction Requirements
  • Phase IV: Accreditation
  • Phase V: SCIF Operations and Management
  • Phase VI: Disposal of a SCIF

The course stresses comprehension and construction best practices and application of the ICD 705 series documents.

Length: 2.5 days (Course has two options)
A Option: Monday-Tuesday 8:00a–4:30p, Wednesday 8:00a-11:30a
B Option: Wednesday 1:00p-4:30p, Thursday-Friday 8:00a-4:30p

Prerequisite: The enrollment process cannot be completed until you provide the certificates of completion for the following prerequisite courses.

  1. The SCIF Physical Security Virtual (SCI103.06)

These prerequisites can be found at Send certificates of completion to

CDSE courses are intended for use by Department of Defense and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program.

Course Information

NCSC schedule