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: The "Facility Clearances in the NISP (FCL)" course introduces the student to the purpose and the eligibility requirements of an FCL. The course will cover the FCL request process as well as the impact the various business structures may have on this process. Additionally, the course will discuss FCL maintenance to include the various FCL statuses and the impact that certain changed conditions and personnel actions may have on an FCL.

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Learning Outcomes: Students shall demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to use FCL eligibility requirements and Department of Defense (DoD) procedures for granting and administering FCLs in accordance with the NISP.

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 2.0 hours

Target Audience: The target audience is Facility Security Officers at cleared DoD contractor sites participating in the NISP.  Secondary audiences include other contractor security personnel, DSS Industrial Security Representatives, and DoD Industrial Security Specialists.

Number of Students per Course: N/A


  • Clearance Requirement: N/A
  • Attendance Requirement: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: A passing score of 75% on exam (IS140.06) at the end of the course 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 and IS030.CU
  • Professional Development Units per SPeD: 6

 Additional System Requirements: N/A    

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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.