Clearances in Industrial Security: Putting it All Together IS125.16

Description: This course provides students with a high-level overview of personnel security clearances, facility clearances and Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI).

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

  • Identify the purpose of facility and personnel security clearances
  • Identify the five elements of a facility clearance
  • Identify how facility and personnel security clearances are related
  • Identify the effect of FOCI on a facility’s security clearance

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 1 hour

Target Audience: DOD Security Specialists with Industrial Security responsibilities, DCSA Industrial Security Representatives (IS Reps), and DCSA Industrial Security Headquarters Personnel.


  • Clearance Requirements: N/A
  • Attendance Requirement: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: Passing score of 75% on exam at the end of the course in order to print a certificate of successful completion.

Prerequisites: N/A

Credits Recommended/Earned:

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.