This course contains an optional practice exercise. Students will receive credit for the course upon receiving a passing score on the associated exam (separate).

Description: This course provides the student with a basic comprehension of exterior security lighting to include definition, purpose, planning considerations, and application for the protection of Department of Defense (DoD) assets.

Course Resources: Access this course's resources

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

  • Define security lighting
  • Identify the purpose of security lighting
  • Identify different types of security lighting
  • Explain uses of each type of security lighting
  • Describe specific planning considerations for security lighting
  • List types of lighting units (luminaires)
  • Describe types of lighting units (luminaires)
  • Explain security lighting criteria for outdoor scenarios
  • Provide proper installation details through demonstration

Delivery: eLearning

Length: 1.5 hours

Target Audience: DoD civilian and military personnel as well as industry contractors with physical 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 Capstone assessment.

Prerequisites: N/A

Credits Recommended/Earned

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?) In association with PY201.01
  • Continuing Education Units per IACET: N/A
  • Professional Development Units per SPeD: 3

Additional System Requirements: Unity3D Web plugin (available via, 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.