The Personnel Security Program establishes the standards, criteria, and guidelines upon which personnel security eligibility determinations are based. If you are a new to the personnel security (PS) discipline we suggest you review the following PS training products in the order listed to develop a foundation in personnel security concepts and principles. Once you have reviewed these PS training products, there are many other training products on this webpage to expand your PS knowledge and skills.

  1. Introduction to Personnel Security PS113.16
  2. Receive and Maintain Your Security Clearance Eligibility PDF icon
  3. Need to Know Principle Video Lesson
  4. The Revised Federal Investigative Standards Short


Courses taught by training staff and guest instructors at CDSE in Linthicum,MD and various mobile training sites

Repositories of role-based resources that serve as one-stop shops for security essentials

Scheduled, eLearning facilitated by instructors through CDSE's online Collaborative Learning Environment

Online, informative events available live, on-demand, or previously recorded that address topics and issues of interest to defense security personnel