Contract security training

Public Services and Procurement Canada's Contract Security Program (CSP) offers training for organizations bidding and working on government contracts with security requirements. Find the training and tools you need below.

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Training videos

Browse instructional videos that can help you better understand a program change or process.

Note

These videos have not yet been updated with the new general instructions on how to justify the security screening requirement.

Webinars

The CSP offers free French or English webinars to private sector organizations who are bidding or working on government contracts with security requirements. Each webinar was previously presented by subject matter experts.

How to request a pre-recorded version

To request a pre-recorded version of one of the below mentioned webinars:

  1. send an email to tpsgc.ssidsicsensibilisation-isscisdoutreach.pwgsc@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
  2. specify the webinar name and language of choice

We will then provide you a copy of the requested webinar via email.

Select a webinar

A pre-recorded version of each webinar is now available by topic.

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Obtaining a designated organization screening

Request a pre-recorded version of this webinar if you are being screened by the CSP for a designated organization screening (DOS).
At the end of this 40-minute webinar, you will understand:

  • what a DOS is and when it is required
  • how to complete the forms for a DOS
  • the different verifications involved in the screening process
  • the steps to take after you obtain your organization clearance

Obtaining a facility security clearance

Request a pre-recorded version of this webinar if you are being screened by the CSP for a facility security clearance (FSC).

At the end of this 45-minute webinar, you will understand:

  • what a FSC is and when it is required
  • how to complete the forms for a FSC
  • the different verifications involved in the screening process
  • the steps to take after you obtain your organization clearance

Document safeguarding capability

Request a pre-recorded version of this webinar if:

  • you have a current or upcoming requirement to receive and store sensitive government information and assets at your work location
  • you want to learn about physical and information technology security inspection process

At the end of this 60-minute webinar, you will understand:

  • the purpose and requirements of document safeguarding capability (DSC) and its related subsets (production, information technology and communications security [COMSEC])
  • the different levels of information sensitivity, security zones, access-control requirements for storing and receiving sensitive government information
  • the preparatory steps for an inspection in order to attain a DSC clearance

Contracting outside of Canada

Request a pre-recorded version of this webinar if you are interested in doing business with foreign organizations or foreign governments and want to learn about international contract security requirements.

At the end of this 60-minute webinar, you will understand:

  • key security requirements in contracts with foreign organizations, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) nations and its civil and military bodies
  • the role of the CSP
  • the CSP's expanded security framework and how it facilitates contracting with foreign organizations
  • the requirement for getting approval for visitors to secure sites and access to government classified information or assets
  • your role and responsibility as a supplier when contracting outside Canada

Handling and safeguarding

Request a pre-recorded version of this webinar if:

  • your organization handles or safeguards sensitive government information and assets for a contract with the Government of Canada
  • you want to learn how to remain compliant with the CSP related security requirements

At the end of this 60-minute webinar, you will understand:

  • physical security principles and best practices
  • how to protect and safeguard government sensitive information and assets
  • how to implement security orders and develop a security plan

Mandatory credit check

Request a pre-recorded version of this webinar if you would like to learn more information about the requirement for mandatory credit checks.

At the end of this 30-minute webinar, you will understand:

  • what, why and when a credit check is required
  • the credit check requirements
  • how we process credit checks
  • how we protect the applicant's personal information

Aftercare and security awareness

Request a pre-recorded version of this webinar if you are a Canadian organization working on a government contract that includes security requirements.

At the end of this 60-minute webinar, you will understand:

  • the purpose of aftercare
  • the importance of aftercare
  • your roles and responsibilities in conducting security briefings and reporting changes in behaviour or circumstance

Company security officer training

These free live training sessions are delivered by subject matter experts in a virtual classroom setting through WebEx and are essential for company security officers (CSO) and alternate company security officers (ACSO). There are 2 separate components to this training:

  1. a 3-hour theoretical session
  2. a 2.5-hour lab exercises session

We recommend that you register to our virtual training for both sessions in order to increase your knowledge as much as possible.

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Theoretical session

During this session, you will have the opportunity to learn about 3 overarching topics:

Maintaining your organization clearance

This topic provides information about:

  • the different types and levels of organization clearances and organization security safeguards
  • how to maintain compliance and remain registered with the CSP
  • how to upgrade your organization clearance
  • the subcontracting process

Screening your personnel (protected level)

This topic provides information about:

  • the roles and responsibilities in requesting a reliability status
  • how to obtain reliability status for personnel and the corresponding timelines
  • the process for new, update, upgrade, reactivation, duplication and transfer requests
  • the aftercare requirements

Screening your personnel (classified level)

This topic provides information about:

  • how to navigate the security clearance process
  • your responsibilities in requesting Secret, Top Secret and NATO personnel clearances
  • the process for supplemental requests

Lab exercises session

During this session, we will take you through interactive in-depth hands on exercises that will cover the following Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) forms:

We will show you how to properly complete these forms and equip you with information on how to avoid the most common errors.

Who can attend

The sessions are open to organizations registered with the CSP, and their appointed CSOs and ACSOs.

How to register

To register for a training session:

If you have any questions or difficulty registering, please send an email to tpsgc.ssidsicsensibilisation-isscisdoutreach.pwgsc@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca.

Upcoming virtual company security officer and alternate company security officer training sessions 

There are no sessions scheduled at this time. Information on future sessions will be added once they have been scheduled. If you would like to be added to a wait list and notified once a session is available, please send an email to tpsgc.ssidsicsensibilisation-isscisdoutreach.pwgsc@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca.

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