This course does not contain the final exam. Students must register for the exam separately in STEPP and will receive credit for the course upon receiving a passing score.

Description: This course provides a thorough understanding of the DoD and National Industrial Security Program (NISP) policy requirements, best practices, and instructional methods for developing and implementing a security education and training program. After completing this course, you will be familiar with the requirements for security education and training program and will have the knowledge to develop a program at your location.

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

  • Identify the purpose of a security education and training program
  • Identify security education and training policy requirements for DoD and Industry personnel
  • Identify key security briefing types and their scope
  • Identify strategies for gaining management support for your security education and training program
  • Identify the steps involved in establishing a training strategy
  • Identify methods for delivering security training
  • Identify strategies for motivating individuals to perform their security duties and meet their responsibilities
  • Identify key activities involved in maintaining a security education and training program

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 2 hours

Target Audience: DoD civilian, military, and contractor personnel who have responsibility for developing, delivering, and maintaining a security education and training program

Number of students per class: N/A


  • Clearance Requirement: N/A
  • Attendance Requirement: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: Students must earn a passing score of 75% on the final examination, (GS140.06), in order to print a certificate of successful completion.

Prerequisites: None

Credit Recommendations/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?) In association with IS020.CU, IS030.CU, GS101.01, and GS101.10
  • Professional Development Units per SPeD: 6

Additional System Requirements: Internet Explorer 6.0, Flash Player 8, Internet bandwidth connection (DSL or better), Display 1024 x 768, Audio (16-bit sound card), Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0

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