Please note, this is an external course conducted by ODNI.

Purpose: This course prepares you to make adjudicative decisions consistent with ICD 704 requirements. We will present approaches to enhance best practices and reciprocity across the Intelligence Community and DoD organizations authorized to grant access and adjudicate for Sensitive Compartmented Information. This is an excellent seminar for security professionals who want to better understand the process behind adjudication decisions.

Length: 2.5 days (Course has two options)
A Option: Monday-Tuesday 8:00a-4:30p, Wednesday 8:00a-11:30a
B Option: Wednesday 1:00p-4:30p, Thursday-Friday 8:00a-4:30p

Prerequisite: The enrollment process cannot be completed until you provide the certificates of completion for the following prerequisite courses.

  1. Introduction to DoD Personnel Security Adjudications (PS001.18/.08)
  2. Introductions to National Security Adjudications (PS170.16/.06)

Access these prerequisites. Send certificates of completion to

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

Course Information

NCSC schedule