This course meets International Program Security (IPS) training requirements of DoD Directive 5230.20. As a prerequisite, you will
need to complete the online IPS requirement before arriving. You will receive details on how to access this training through Blackboard once your application has been approved.
Instruction is provided on the State Partnership Program and the many and interrelated aspects of the SPP with security assistance and security cooperation activities. These include the role of the Department of State in foreign policy, that of
the Department of Defense in national defense, and that of the Congress in the areas of authorization,
appropriation, and oversight. The functions and responsibilities of the National Guard Bureau and the State
Guard headquarters, the Combatant Commands, Component Commands, DSCA, and the Military Departments (MILDEPs) are also addressed. The syllabus lists
the various topics covered in this course. The emphasis of the curriculum is on the policies and procedures involved in the
operational management of security assistance and security cooperation activities within the scope of the State Partnership Program.
CYBER AWARENESS TRAINING VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To complete this course, all students must access the Internet, and specialized course materials available
only on the
intranet, using assigned classroom computers. Because the
on the Air Force Network (AFNET),
is only authorized to create computer accounts for students who have
completed annual DoD Cyber Awareness training within 12 months of the course’s end date. Additionally, all computer security training must be
documented in the Air Force’s Active Directory.
Students not affiliated with the U.S. Air Force should be prepared to upload an electronic copy of their DoD Cyber Awareness
training completion certificate during registration. Acceptable formats are Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), and
Microsoft XPS Document (.xps). This will enable
network technicians to update their training status in
Active Directory after manually reviewing the submitted training certificate.
Continuous Learning Points
Graduates of this course may use the hours associated as Continuous Learning Points (CLPs, CEPs, etc.) for various professional
development programs. Specific hours, by course, are listed at Continuous Learning Points
Ace Equivalency Course Information
Visit the Ace Equivalency Course Information page to see the
American Council on Education recommendation for this course.
This course is intended for U.S. government personnel who currently occupy, have been selected to occupy, or support National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program (SPP) positions. Requests for waivers of the above criteria
will be reviewed on an individual basis by:
Director of International Affairs
National Guard Bureau, NBG-J5
111 South George Mason Drive
Arlington Hall Station (AHS) 2
Arlington, VA 22204
International Affairs Certification Program (IACP)
The Department of Defense International Affairs, Certification Program Guidelines
(dated 28 April 2008), set forth standardized certification guidelines for the
International Affairs Certification Program (IACP). Workforce members are
required to meet the mandatory standards of education, training, and
experience in order to achieve each of three levels of certification.
Certification is not required for filling IA positions, but it does readily
identify those individuals who have completed specific training, education,
and experience thresholds. Certification is available to military and
civilian personnel. For more information click here. This course is a Level I IACP course. For the Security Cooporation Workforce Development (SCWD) Database, this
course meets a training level 3 requirement.
No security clearance is required to attend the course.