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.

Instructor-led Courses

Instructed by subject matter experts and guest speakers at various locations

eLearning Courses

Internet-based, self-paced training courses

Job Aids

Provide guidance and information to perform various security tasks and responsibilities

Security Training Videos

View important principles and tasks; about 5 -10 minutes

Security Shorts

Twenty minutes or less self-paced eLearning course focused on critical topics, tasks, or processes with no assessments

  • 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 »]


Live, interactive presentations presented by instructors


Central repository of resources by security role or content

CDSE courses are intended for use by Department of Defense and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program.