This course does not contain the final exam. Students must register for the exam separately in STEPP and will receive credit for the course upon receiving a passing score.

Description: Department of Defense (DoD) Components are required by DoD Directive 5240.06 to provide Counterintelligence Awareness and Reporting training to all personnel within 30 days of initial assignment, or employment to the Component, and every 12 months thereafter. When an experienced Counterintelligence Agent is not available to provide such training in person, this web-based training may be used to meet the training requirement.

Course Resources: N/A

Learning Outcomes:
This course is designed to enable students to:

  • Identify the threats and methods of Foreign Intelligence Entities
  • Recognize the Foreign Intelligence Entities use of Cyber Attacks
  • Describe the Insider Threat
  • Identify intelligence and security anomalies
  • Understand Counterintelligence Awareness and Reporting requirements

Delivery: eLearning

Length: 60 minutes

Target Audience: All DoD employees

Number of Student per Course: N/A


  • Clearance Requirement: N/A
  • Attendance Requirement: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: A passing grade of 75 percent on the final examination (CI116.06) allows students to print a certificate of successful completion.

Reference: DoD Directive 5240.06, “Counterintelligence Awareness and Reporting (CIAR),” May 17, 2011

Prerequisites: N/A

Credits Recommended/Earned

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?) In association with CI201.CU
  • Continuing Education Units per IACET: N/A
  • Professional Development Units per SPeD: 3

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.