Protecting Assets in the NISP

Department of Defense (DOD) Components are required by DOD Directive 5240.06 to provide Counterintelligence Awareness and Reporting training to all personnel within 30 days of initial assignment, or employment to the Component, and every 12 months thereafter. When an experienced Counterintelligence Agent is not available to provide such training in person, this web-based training may be used to meet the training requirement.

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 exam (CI117.06) on STEPP to receive credit for completion. You may register for the course/exam via STEPP. A passing score of 75% on the final exam allows students to print a certificate of successful completion.


  1. You may attempt this course an unlimited number of times.
  2. The quiz must be completed from start to finish in a single session. There is no bookmarking available.
  3. You must receive a passing score (75%) in order to receive a certificate for this course.
  4. You must print or save a local copy of the certificate as proof of course completion. CDSE does not maintain records of course completions.

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