Description: The program addresses counterintelligence awareness and reporting, insider threat awareness, the integration of counterintelligence into security programs, counterintelligence concerns in personnel security and foreign travel, research and technology protection, and threats to defense industry.

Learning Objectives: See individual courses for learning outcomes.

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 8.75 hours

Target Audience: DoD military, civilian, and contractor security professionals (Facility Security Officers) and practitioners responsible for developing and maintaining a security program for their unit or facility.


  • General Requirements:
    • List of Courses and Exams
      All courses and any associated exams must be completed in the STEPP learning management system to receive credit under this program. Courses completed through the Security Awareness Hub website will not be eligible for credit toward this Certificate.
      • Counterintelligence Awareness and Reporting for DoD Employees CI116.06
      • CI Foreign Travel Briefing Short CI022.16
      • Integrating CI and Threat Awareness into Your Security Program CI010.06
      • Sensitizing Facility Employees to CI Concerns CI142.06
      • The Relationship Between Counterintelligence and Security CI140.06
      • Protecting Your Facility's Technology CI141.06
      • Thwarting the Enemy CI111.06
      • Insider Threat Awareness INT101.06
      • Counterintelligence Concerns for National Security Adjudicators Short CI020.16
      • Cybersecurity Awareness CS130.16
      • Suspicious Emails Short CI021.16
      • Counterintelligence Awareness Certificate Program Final Exam CI201.06
  • Clearance Requirements: None
  • Attendance Requirements: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: Students must earn a 75 percent grade average on course exams and the comprehensive Final Exam.

Prerequisites: None

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.