This course does not contain the final exam. Students must register for the exam (PY105.06) separately in STEPP and will receive credit for the course upon receiving a passing score.

Description: This course provides an overview of the approved security containers and facilities used to protect classified national security information and other sensitive Department of Defense (DoD) assets.  The course will identify the types of GSA-approved security containers and their uses; labeling requirements for GSA-approved security containers; restricted areas and their uses; physical security requirements for secure rooms, vaults, and Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs); and storage requirements for Arms, Ammunition, Explosives (AA&E) and nuclear weapons.  In addition, it also identifies best practices and requirements for security containers and facilities.

Course Resources: Access this course's resources

Learning Outcomes: Students shall demonstrate comprehension of best practices for use of security containers and facilities to protect national classified information.

Delivery: eLearning

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Target Audience: DoD civilian and military employees as well as defense contractors responsible for or involved with application of physical security in the safeguarding and protection of DoD assets

Number of Student per Course: N/A


  • Clearance Requirement: N/A
  • Attendance Requirement: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: A passing score of 75% on the final exam PY105.06 allows students to print a certificate of successful completion.

Prerequisites: N/A

Credits Recommended/Earned

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?) In association with IF201.01, GS101.01, GS101.10, and PY201.01
  • Professional Development Units per SPeD: 3

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.