This course does not contain the final exam. Students must register for the exam (PY106.06) separately in STEPP and will receive credit for the course upon receiving a passing score.

Description: This course provides an overview of the physical security planning and implementation process within the Department of Defense (DoD) physical security program for those with physical security duties and other security professionals.  It includes lessons that provide background and context about physical security planning, implementation concepts, and how the risk management model drives physical security planning and implementation.  Other areas covered in this course include exploring the documents that are used in physical security planning and implementation, The DoD Antiterrorism Program, and Oversight and Inspection processes.

Course Resources: Access this course's resources

Learning Outcomes: Students shall demonstrate comprehension of the concepts used in physical security planning and implementation.

Delivery: eLearning

Length: 2 hours

Target Audience: This course is for DoD civilian and military employees, as well as defense contractors responsible for, or involved with, the application of physical security in the safeguarding and protection of DoD assets.

Number of Student per Course: N/A


  • Clearance Requirement: N/A
  • Attendance Requirement: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: A passing score of 75% on the final exam (PY106.06) allows students to print a certificate of successful completion.

Prerequisites: N/A

Credits Recommended/Earned

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?) In association with GS101.01, GS101.10, and PY201.01
  • Continuing Education Units per IACET: N/A
  • Professional Development Units per SPeD: 6

Additional System Requirements: Internet Explorer 6.0, Flash Player 8, Internet bandwidth connection (DSL or better), Display 1024 x 768, Audio (16-bit sound card), Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.

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