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Derivative Classification Refresher

This course is a refresher on how to derivatively classify national security information from a classification management perspective. The course discusses the responsibilities and general principles associated with derivatively classifying information to include avoidance of over-classification, principles of derivative classification, classification prohibitions and limitations, classification levels, security classification guidance, identification and markings, information sharing, duration of classification, classification challenges, and security incidents and sanctions. This course also meets the requirement for government and industry personnel performing derivative classification duties to refresh their derivative classification training once every two years as outlined in Executive Order 13526, DoDM 5200.01, Vol. 3, DoD Information Security Program, and DoD 5220.22-M, National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM).

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NOTE 1: If you are completing this course as a prerequisite for a CDSE instructor led course or as part of a specific CDSE training curriculum, you must take the Derivative Classification Refresher Exam (IF109.06) on STEPP to receive credit for completion. You may register for the course/exam via STEPP at http://www.cdse.edu/stepp/index.html.

NOTE 2: A certificate is provided after this course is completed; however, there is no record maintained by CDSE. Students must print or save a local copy of the certificate as proof of course completion.

NOTE 3: Each course provides either a closed caption button (located at the bottom of the course) or a transcript button (located at the top or bottom of the course). This provides a text version of each course section. For any other 508 Compliance/Accessibility inquiries please contact dss.cdseweb@mail.mil.

Per Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)) Memorandum - Derivative Classification Training, dated 31 January 2019: Derivative classification training must now be completed on an annual basis. The USD(I) Memorandum can be viewed in its entirety on the CDSE Information Security Toolkit, under the 'Key Resources for Information Security Personnel' section.


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