Command Security Manager

Collateral Duty/Out of Rate Assignment Description


The Command Security Manager is responsible for implementing the Information Security Program and shall have direct access to the commanding officer. Some tasks may be assigned to a number of command personnel and may even be assigned to persons senior to the security manager. Nevertheless, the security manager shall remain cognizant of all command information, personnel, and industrial security functions and ensure that the security program is coordinated and inclusive of all requirements.

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Voluntary Education

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Opportunities Related to Academic Degrees

Out of rate or designator requests for exam funding for credentials related to an earned academic degree or a semester course may also be funded if it can be directly related to an industry certification or state license.

For example, if you have a degree in Human Resources but are serving as a Culinary Specialist, you can get funding for a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.

If the completed degree is not in the Sailor's Joint Service Transcript (JST), the Sailor must provide proof of completion with the Voucher Request Form, OPNAV 1500/57 for funding approval. The requested credential must be included on the Navy COOL website, and the Sailor must meet all other eligibility requirements.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities for Prior Rate or Designator Sailors

If you have cross-rated or redesignated, you now are eligible for certifications and licenses mapped to your prior rating or designator. The “Navy Bucks” icon on the Navy COOL page for your previous position/rate indicates which certifications and licenses may be funded.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities Related to Off-Duty or Command-Sponsored Training

If you can document that you have completed an on- or off-duty training course that fully prepares you for a civilian certification or license, you may now be eligible to have the credential exam funded.

For example, if you took a Command-sponsored Emergency Medical Technician course, you may be eligible for funding for an EMT Basic credential.

The requested credential must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks icon to be funded.

College course completion must be annotated in your Joint Service Transcript. Formal off-duty or command-sponsored training should be visible in your Electronic Training Jacket (ETJ). In lieu of an ETJ entry (where training cannot be entered into the ETJ) you will need to submit some form of, proof of completion (a certificate of completion from the course/training is sufficient). If neither of the previously mentioned methods of validating proof of completion are available, then a command correspondence (such as a command letter, memo, or PG-13 form) describing the training along with the OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities for Navy Reservists

If you are a Navy Reservist, officer or enlisted, you may now be eligible for funding for credentials related to your civilian occupation. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks icon to be funded.

To validate your civilian occupation, you will need a screen shot from Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) showing the Civilian Occupational Code. Please send the NSIPS screenshot with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

In lieu of NSIPS documentation you may also submit a command endorsed and executed NAVPERS 1070/613 (PG-13) Administrative Remarks form noting your civilian occupation along with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form). You must sign the PG-13.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Prior Other-Service Occupation

If you are Navy (Active or Reserve), you may now be eligible for funding for credentials related to prior other-Service (Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard) occupation. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks Navy Bucks icon icon to be funded.

To validate your prior other-Service occupation, you will need to provide Navy COOL with a document (e.g. DD-214; or Military Service School completion certificate; or other document) showing your other-Service occupation. Please send the document (scanned & emailed) with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Credentials Earned & Maintained Prior to Joining the Navy

If you are Navy (Active or Reserve), you may now be eligible for funding for credentials that were earned, and maintained, prior to entering the Navy. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks Navy Bucks icon icon to be funded.

To validate your earned & maintained credential, you will need to provide Navy COOL with a scanned or emailed document (e.g. credential certificate document, screenshot from your credential dashboard, digital badge, etc…) showing the credential earned and maintained. Please send the document (scanned & emailed) with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The NCMS Society of Industrial Security Professionals, Industrial Security Professional (ISP) certification focuses on the highly specific needs of the Industrial Security Professional and their government counterparts. ISPs are required to follow the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and related government security requirements that relate to the protection of government classified information. Candidates must pass a written examination.
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Renewal Period: 2 years

The Security Program Integration Professional Certification (SPIPC) provides a recognized and reliable indication of a security practitioner's understanding of and ability to apply risk management and security program management concepts, principles, and practices. Candidates must be conferred the Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC).
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Renewal Period: 2 years

The Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC) provides a recognized and reliable indication of a security practitioner's understanding of foundational concepts, principles, and practices needed to successfully perform functions, implement programs, and pursue missions to protect DoD assets. The SFPC is a prerequisite for the Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC).
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Renewal Period: 2 years

The Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC) provides a recognized and reliable indication of a security practitioner's ability to apply foundational concepts, principles, and practices needed to successfully perform functions, implement programs, and pursue missions to protect DoD assets. The SAPPC is ideal for personnel who will be or are already performing security functions as an additional and/or embedded duty on behalf of (and as specified by) a DoD Component. The certification is also ideal for personnel who are working toward or already occupy full-time security positions for which attainment of this certification has been deemed a requirement or a professional development milestone. The SAPPC is the second of four certifications within the SPeD Certification Program. To obtain the SAPPC, candidates must already be a recipient of the Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC).
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Renewal Period: 2 years

The Adjudicator Professional Certification (APC) is required for all Personnel Security Adjudicators in the DoD Consolidated Adjudication Facility, DoD Intelligence Community Central Adjudication Facilities, and personnel security adjudicators employed by an agency accepted to participate in the program.
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Renewal Period: 2 years

The Industrial Security Oversight Certification (ISOC) assessment measures individuals understanding of industrial security skills in implementing the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), as well as ability to perform other industrial security functions, including facility security and conducting facility surveys and inspections.
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Renewal Period: 2 years

The Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE), Physical Security Certification (PSC) is a part of Department of Defense's (DoD) Security Professional Education Development (SPeD) Certification Program. PSC is ideal for DoD, Industry, and federal members performing physical security functions. PSC assesses foundational knowledge in the following areas of expertise: physical security concepts; physical security standards; standards, countermeasures, and planning; and physical security planning and implementation. Candidates must be a DoD personnel or a federal employee or contractor assigned to a security position to be eligible for the exam. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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The Due Process Adjudicator Professional Credential (DPAPC) provides the recognition and official record of an individual's demonstrated understanding and application of occupational and technical knowledge, skills, and expertise necessary to proficiently perform essential due process adjudicator tasks (i.e., writing SORs, evaluating responses to SOR, recommending eligibility determinations or other functions following evaluation of responses to SORs).
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Renewal Period: 2 years

The Special Program Security Certification (SPSC) is ideal for personnel who will be or are already performing Security Officer functions for and/or on behalf of the Department of Defense Special Access Programs. Candidates must be conferred the Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC).
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Renewal Period: Lifetime

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Renewal Period: Lifetime

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Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Access 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Access 2016 certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects in the exam.
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Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Outlook 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Outlook 2016 certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects in the exam.
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Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects in the exam.
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Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Word 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Word 2016 certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects in the exam.
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Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Word 2016 Expert credential is targeted towards individuals who wish to demonstrate advanced skills in key Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Word 2016 Expert certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience or pre-requisite requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of the program functionality in order to demonstrate proficiency with the advanced features of Word 2016 for document and content management and for advanced formatting.
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In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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Navy Bucks

Credential voucher or reimbursement for credential exam, re-certification, or maintenance fee has been approved for payment through the Navy's Credential Program Office. To get a voucher request form, click Menu at the top of any page, then click "2 Complete Voucher and Apply" under Credentialing Steps.

GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

Note: GI Bill approval data is updated quarterly. For the latest information, visit the WEAMS Licenses/Certifications Search page. Make sure to select "Both" in the LAC Category Type drop-down before searching.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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