When is the next class?

We do not have a schedule for 2019 at this time.

We expect our first class will be in June 2019 with updated curriculum.

If you are interested in hosting a class, please contact us.

Basic Physical Security Training for ICD 705 Series Facilities

The course was developed to provide a basic level of understanding of the Physical Security requirements for ICD 705 facilities.

What are ICD 705 facilities?  Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs), Special Access Program Facilities (SAPFs), and their assorted variations; TSCIFs, TSWAs, SWAs, and SSWAs.

The course is geared toward new CPSOs, CSSOs, and other personnel responsible for managing or inspecting ICD 705 facilities, who lack a Physical Security background or formal training.

Who should attend

Individuals responsible for accrediting, maintaining, and/or inspecting SCIFs and SAPFs.


Contractor Program Security Officers (CPSOs)

Contractor Special Security Officers (CSSOs)

Program Security Representatives(PSRs)

Physical Security Personnel


Program Security Officers (PSOs)

Special Security Officers (SSOs)

Accrediting Officials

Accreditation Inspectors

What information is covered?

Understand how to read construction documents and assess security features

Complete a Construction Security Plan

Understand the basic ICD 705 physical security requirements

 Read construction documents to identify and validate security requirements

Understand basic ductwork and HVAC security

Understand basic perimeter construction requirements

 Basic understanding of intrusion detection systems and access control

 Basic telecommunications requirements and documentation

 Complete a fixed facility checklist (FFC)

 Complete a TEMPEST checklist

Inspect a facility design for compliance with ICD 705 series


How long is the training?

5 days classroom lecture with practical exercises on each point of instruction.

Through the course of our 5-day course your student will learn by doing.

Beginning with learning to read construction documents and drawings, the students will design a notional SCIF.  Exercises will consist of completing a Construction Security Plan, Fixed Facility Checklist, and TEMPEST addendum for the new facility.

Students will learn ICD 705 physical security requirements and apply that knowledge by identifying specific physical security requirements for a new facility, then reviewing a new facility design to validate all requirements have been included.

Who is conducting the training?

All our primary instructors have experience building and inspecting DCID 6/9 and ICD 705 facilities and are  staying current on policy as it changes.


We don't have a "slide deck", we have a course of instruction based on current experience in the field and on ongoing policy development.   We don't just tell you what the policy is, we explain why it is, how it came to be, and the reasons behind the requirements in the policy.


What prerequisite training is required?

There are no prerequisites for this course.  This is the basic course for those with no background in ICD 705 Physical Security requirements.


Past Courses

(Sorry we missed you, hopefully we will see you at one of our future courses!)


15-19 May 2017

Johns Hopkins University/ Applied Physics Laboratory

Laurel, MD


16-20 Oct 2017

Johns Hopkins University/ Applied Physics Laboratory

Laurel, MD


16-20 Apr 2018

Private Course

Hartford, CT

9-13 Jul 2018

Johns Hopkins University/ Applied Physics Laboratory

Laurel, MD


13-17 Aug 2018

Private Course

McKinney, TX


10-14 Sep 2018

Private Course

Nashua, NH


3-7 Dec 2018

Johns Hopkins University/ Applied Physics Laboratory

Laurel, MD


Would your company or agency like to host a course?

We also conduct classes at group rates if you would like to host the course at your facility.

By hosting a course your company or agency receives a significant discount on the per student rate.

Please contact us for more information and fee schedules on group and hosted rates.

How do I sign up?

Contact us and we will get you started.