June 19, Anaheim, CA

Description: This course allows new FSOs and security personnel the opportunity to discuss, practice and apply fundamental National Industrial Security Program (NISP) requirements in a collaborative classroom environment and develop a network of professional associates.

Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate comprehension of NISP requirements for FSOs.

Delivery Method: Instructor-led

Length: 1 day

Since the "Getting Started Seminar for New FSOs" training course is being delivered in conjunction with the 2017 NCMS Annual Seminar, it will be presented as a one day session. Our Counterintelligence instruction has been condensed in order to restructure the course into a one day setting.

Course Location:
Anaheim Marriott Hotel
700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

Target Audience: The target audience is Facility Security Officers at cleared DoD contractors participating in the NISP. Secondary audiences include other contractor security personnel, DSS Industrial Security Representatives, DoD industrial Security Specialists and anyone working in the Security environment such as Human Resources, Administrative Assistants, Program Manages and Military Members exiting the various services.

Number of Students Per Course: 100


  • Clearance Requirement: SECRET
  • Attendance Requirement: Full-time attendance and participation in all sessions
  • Exam Requirements: N/A

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Facility Security Officer (FSO) Role in the NISP course IS023.16 and exam IS023.06. NOTE: In November 2015, the prerequisite "FSO Role in the NISP" course and exam were updated. In order to register for the instructor-led "Getting Started Seminar for New FSOs" course, you must first complete the current version of the course and exam. Completion of any previous versions willn ot be accepted.

Credits Recommended/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: N/A
  • Continuing Education Units Per IACET: .50
  • Professional Development Units per SPeD: 23

Additional System Requirements: Check if your system is configured appropriately to use STEPP.


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