Security Clearance Requirements

 

All students must complete a Security Clearance Registration Course Application Form via the Joint Event Management System (JEMIS). All security clearance information must be submitted to the NDU Security Office at least 30 days prior to the first day of class. Security Specialist POCs are Montez Winters, (202) 685-2134, Jimmy Sanford, (202) 685-2605, and Syreeta Elmore, (757) 443-6352.

  • Active Duty Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Military StudentsSecurity clearances will be verified through the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) by the NDU Security Office; this verification process begins with the student's enrollment into JEMIS prior to sending visit request/certification to NDU Security. Minimum required clearance is SECRET, SCI is not a requirement to attend; NDU will accept Transfers in Status (TIS) requests for those students who are under Permanent Change of Status (PCS) orders. The Security Management Office (SMO) code to pass SECRET, TOP SECRET, and SCI clearances through DISS to NDU is DJJNDU3. The name of the student's college (CIC, CISA, ES, NWC) must be entered into the POC section of the visit request for the clearance to be identified properly by NDU Security Specialists. This verification process will begin 6 July 2021.
  • DoD Military Reservists and National Guard MembersSecurity clearances must be passed to the NDU Security Office by the student's Reserve/Guard command or DoD agency via a DISS visit request/certification. The Security Management Office (SMO) code to pass SECRET, TOP SECRET, and SCI clearances through DISS to NDU is DJJNDU3. The name of the student's college (CIC, CISA, ES, NWC) must be entered into the POC section of the visit request for the clearance to be identified properly by NDU Security Specialists. This verification process will begin 6 July 2021.
  • DoD Civilians: Security clearances will be verified through DISS by the NDU Security Office; This verification process begins with the student's enrollment into JEMIS prior to sending visit request/certification to NDU Security. Minimum required clearance is SECRET, SCI is not a requirement to attend; NDU will not accept Transfers in Status (TIS) requests for those civilian students. The Security Management Office (SMO) code to pass SECRET, TOP SECRET, and SCI clearances through DISS to NDU is DJJNDU3. The name of the student's college (CIC, CISA, ES, NWC) must be entered into the POC section of the visit request for the clearance to be identified properly by NDU Security Specialists. This verification process will begin 6 July 2021.
  • Non-DoD CiviliansA Visit Request must be submitted to NDU's Security Office by the student's employing agency or organization on official letterhead via FAX to (202) 685-3765. TS and SCI Clearances must be submitted separately via FAX to (202) 685-3765. Students who are attending NDU based upon a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) must have their employing agency or organization submit a NACI confirmation with date of investigation on official letterhead via FAX to (202) 685-3765. This verification process will begin on 6 July 2021.
  • Private Industry Civilians:  A security clearance is not required for any core curriculum course at any NDU college. Private industry students who hold a security clearance issued by the US Government must submit a Visit Request to NDU's Security Office on their company's official letterhead via FAX to (202) 685-3765. TS and SCI Clearances must be submitted separately via FAX to (202) 685-3765. Private industry students who do not hold a security clearance will not be allowed to enroll in classified elective courses.