Description: This course provides Facility Security Officers (FSOs) with an introduction to how counterintelligence (CI) is an essential component of a comprehensive security program. It focuses on shifting FSOs from a security only, defensive mindset, to a counterintelligence-type, proactive perspective. The course covers the relationship between CI and Security, the role of risk management in a security program, how to use threat information, and the essential elements of an effective CI program.

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

  • Identify the relationship between CI and security
  • Identify the role of risk management in a security program
  • Identify how to use threat information in your security program
  • Recognize the elements of a successful CI program

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 30 minutes

Target Audience: Facility Security Officers (FSOs)


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


Credits Recommended/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation (What's this?): In association with CI201.CU
  • Professional Development Units per SPēD: 1.5

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.