Description: This course allows new FSOs the opportunity to discuss, practice, and apply fundamental 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: 2 days

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, and DoD industrial Security Specialists. All participants must meet the prerequisite before attending the seminar.

Number of Students Per Course: 50


  • 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 WILL NOT be accepted.

Credits Recommended/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: N/A
  • Continuing Education Units Per IACET: 1.0
  • Professional Development Units per SPeD: 45

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.

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