May 7, 2018

Updated Industrial Security Courses Released

CDSE recently launched three updated Industrial Security courses.  Check out, NISP Reporting Requirements, Introduction to Industrial Security, and Visits and Meetings in the NISP.  The courses were updated to incorporate new policy, remove out of date material and to give the courses an updated look.  All three courses are now available in STEPP.

Seats Available For Upcoming SAP Course

The Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) “Orientation to SAP Security Compliance Inspections” course will be held in Linthicum, MD, from June 5 - 6, 2018. If you are interested, register for this class (via STEPP) no later than May 22, 2018. The course reinforces policies and procedures established for the inspection of a Special Access Program (SAP) and its related functional areas, as directed by the SAP Central Office (SAPCO) to validate compliance with government requirements.

Clearance Requirements:  SECRET. The student’s clearance eligibility and access information must be documented in the Joint Clearance Access Verification System (JCAVS).

The course requires SAPCO approval to attend. Attendees are approved through procedures established by the Services’/Agencies’ SAPCOs.

The following prerequisite must be completed in order to register for this course:

Introduction to Special Access Programs Course (SA101.01)

If you have any questions about this course, please email

Register Now For Upcoming Industrial Security Training

Seats are still available for the “Getting Started Seminar (GSS) for New FSOs” course being presented in conjunction with the NCMS Annual Seminar in Dallas, TX, on June 4, 2018.

Take advantage of this opportunity to save training costs by completing both the CDSE training course and the NCMS Annual Seminar at the same time.

This course is open to Facility Security Officers (FSOs), Assistant Facility Security Officers (AFSOs), Security Specialists, and anyone employed in the security environment (such as Human Resources, Administrative Assistants, Program Managers, and Military Members exiting the various armed services). 

A prerequisite course entitled “FSO Role in the NISP” is required for seminar registration and must be completed after 23 November 2015.

To accommodate the 2018 NCMS Annual Seminar schedule, this iteration of the “Getting Started Seminar for New FSOs” has been condensed and will be presented as a one day session. A special certificate will be presented to each participant.

Please note a separate registration is required in order to attend the NCMS Annual Seminar from June 5-7, 2018.

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