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The Practical SCIF/SAPF Construction (PSC) course is the premier physical security course offered to federal enterprise Special/Program Security Officers, facility engineers and space planners responsible for Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) and Special Access Program Facility (SAPF) planning, design and/or construction. This highly interactive course, offers practical instruction on how to build a SCIF and SAPF. The course is based on the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 705, Intelligence Community Standards 705-1 and 705-2, as well as DoD 0-5205.07, Vol. 3.  The course concentrates on SCIF/SAPF design and construction standards, the accreditation process, and preparing a fully compliant Fixed Facility Checklist while reducing costs.


Personnel involved in the management and/or design of SCIFs or SAPFs under ICD 705 or DoD 5205.07 Vol 3.


  • Understand ICD 705 or DoD 0-5205.07 Vol 3 requirements necessary to design a facility for a successful accreditation.

  • Learn practical knowledge on design and construction techniques as well as material selection to meet the ICD & DoD requirements in the most cost effective manner.

  • Interact effectively with architects, engineers, general contractors and facility personnel in the planning and construction phases, as well as provide knowledgeable security oversight during the lifecycle of the project.

  • Enable security personnel to effectively advise their commanders or managers on the security requirements for SCIF/SAPF construction projects.

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