This course does not contain the final exam. Students must register for the exam (IS122.06) separately in STEPP and will receive credit for the course upon receiving a passing score.

Description: This course provides students with a high level overview of Industrial Security (IS) Basics, including the purpose and regulatory foundations of the NISP, the overall structure of the NISP, and the fundamental NISP roles and responsibilities.

Course Resources: Access this course's resources

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

  • Identify the purpose of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), as well as the authorities that oversee its operation
  • Identify the purpose of the regulatory documents that form the basis of the NISP, and identify where each document falls in the Industrial Security policy framework.
  • Identify the primary roles involved in the NISP and the industrial security responsibilities of each.

Delivery: eLearning

Length: 1 hour

Target Audience: DSS Industrial Security Representatives (IS Reps), DSS Industrial Security Systems Professionals (ISSPs), DSS Counterintelligence (CI) Personnel, DSS Industrial Security Headquarters Personnel and other DoD Security Specialists with Industrial Security responsibilities.

Number of Student per Course: N/A


  • Clearance Requirement: N/A
  • Attendance Requirement: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: Students must earn 75% percent grade average on the final examination.

Prerequisites: N/A

Credits Recommended/Earned

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?) In association with IS050.CU
  • Professional Development Units per SPeD: 3

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.