This course was developed by DTSA and is hosted on CDSE’s learning management system STEPP. 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 serves as an introduction to all DoD personnel who make foreign disclosure determinations, or are involved in the process. After successfully completing this course, students will gain a standard level of knowledge and understanding of DoD foreign disclosure policies and processes.

Course Resources: Access the course resources

Learning Outcomes:
This course is designed to:

  • Identify and define the categories of Classified Military Information (CMI)
  • Identify the policies that govern foreign disclosure
  • Identify the information protection principles related to disclosing and releasing CMI
  • Identify disclosure criteria, limitations, and requirements
  • Identify the various means of foreign disclosure of CMI
  • Identify fundamental foreign disclosure process determinations
  • Apply the steps used to adjudicate a disclosure request

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 2.5 Hours

Target Audience: DoD professionals involved in the foreign disclosure process, particularly those who will be making disclosure determinations. �This includes, but is not limited to, security personnel, acquisition personnel, intelligence professionals, program managers, and active duty military personnel.

Number of Students per Course: N/A


  • Clearance Requirement: N/A
  • Attendance Requirement: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: A passing score of 75 percent on the final exam (GS160.06) allows students to print a certificate of successful completion.

Prerequisites: N/A

Credit Recommendations/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?) 0
  • Professional Development Units (PDU) per SPeD: 7.5

Additional 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.