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: This course enables the student to recognize the business structure of any facility participating in the NISP and obtain key information from business records that is relevant to the facility being cleared in the NISP.

Course Resources: Access this course's resources

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

  • Recognize the characteristics of business structures commonly found in facilities participating in the NISP
  • Examine complex business structures to determine criteria for a facility clearance (FCL)
  • Identify business structures based upon examination of business records
  • Identify Key Management Personnel (KMP) required to be cleared for granting/maintaining an FCL

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 2 hours

Target Audience: DSS Industrial Security Representatives, Facility Security Officers, and others involved in the National Industrial Security Program

Number of Students per Course: N/A


  • Clearance Requirement: N/A
  • Attendance Requirement: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: A passing score of 75% on the final exam (IS051.06) allows students to print a certificate of successful completion.

Prerequisites: None

Credit Recommendations/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?): In association with IS050.CU
  • Continuing Education Units Per IACET: 0
  • Professional Development Units per SPeD: 6

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.