A Special Access Program is established for a specific class of classified information that imposes safeguarding and access requirements that exceed those normally required for information at the same classification level. If you are new to security and not a SAP security manager, we suggest you review the training course below. After reviewing this course, additional training is available on this webpage to expand your knowledge and skills.

  1. Special Access Programs (SAP) Overview SA001.16


Internet-based, self-paced training courses

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

Training videos, usually in 10 minutes or less, that allows you to refresh your knowledge of a critical topic or quickly access information needed to complete a job

  • Introduction to the Risk Management Framework (RMF) for Special Access Program (SAP) [description] [GO »]
  • Procedures for Transporting Special Access Program (SAP) Material [description] [GO »]
  • SAP Security Incident Practical Exercise - Industry Day [description] [GO»]
  • Special Access Program (SAP) Markings [description] [GO »]
  • Special Access Program (SAP) Nomination Process [description] [GO »]
  • Special Access Program (SAP) Security Roles and Responsibilities [description] [GO »]
  • Special Access Program (SAP) Security Incidents [description] [GO »]
  • Special Access Program (SAP) Types and Categories [description] [GO »]

Five-ten minute videos that provide information and demonstrate various security procedures

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

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