Original Classification

This course provides the policy guidance for and purpose of original classification. The course defines original classification, identifies Original Classification Authority requirements and qualifications; reviews the six steps of the original classification decision process; discusses original classification limitations and prohibitions; explains the basis for determining classification levels and duration; and lists the authorized means for providing classification guidance.

NOTE 1: If you are completing this course as a prerequisite for a CDSE instructor led course, you must take the Original Classification Exam (IF102.06) on STEPP to receive credit for completion. The passing grade for the exam is 75%. You may register for the course/exam via STEPP.

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.