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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 (IF103.06) on STEPP to receive credit for completion. The passing grade for the exam is 75%. You may register for the course/exam via STEPP at http://www.cdse.edu/stepp/index.html.

NOTE 2: The course includes a printable certificate which can serve as evidence that a student completed the course. When a student takes the course using this link, CDSE will not maintain any record of that student by name or any personally identifiable information. If the student needs documentation that he or she has completed the course, he or she will have to print the certificate at the end of the course.

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