Marking Special Categories of Classified Information IF105.16

Description: This course provides the requirements and methods for marking special categories of classified information. Lessons address general marking requirements, marking special types, and categories of materials and information.

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

  • Identify Federal and Department of Defense (DoD) policies related to marking classified documents
  • Identify marking requirements for special types of documents and materials, such as electronically transmitted messages, websites, and letters of transmittal
  • Identify marking requirements for special categories of information and from sources external to the DoD

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 1 hour

Target Audience: DoD military, civilian, and contractor personnel who generate and mark classified information and materials.


  • General Requirements: N/A
  • Clearance Requirements: N/A
  • Attendance Requirements: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: A passing score of 75 percent on the final exam allows students to print a certificate of successful completion.

Prerequisites: N/A

Credits Recommended/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?): N/A
  • Professional Development Units per SPēD: PDUs are determined by length of course and IAW with current Certification Maintenance Guidelines

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.