Description: This course provides students with a high level overview of personnel security clearances, facility clearances and Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI).

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

  • Identify the purpose of facility and personnel security clearances
  • Identify the five elements of a facility clearance
  • Identify how facility and personnel security clearances are related
  • Identify the effect of FOCI on a facility’s security clearance

Delivery Method: 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.


  • Clearance Requirements: N/A
  • Attendance Requirement: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: Passing score of 75% on exam (IS125.06) at the end of the course in order to print a certificate of successful completion.

Prerequisites: N/A

Credits Recommended/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?) In association with IS050.CU
  • Professional Development Units per SPēD: 0

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.