ICD 705+ Training


ICD 705+ training provides learners with best practices for SCIF planning, programming, and designing per Intelligence Community Directive (ICD 705) requirements.

Course Overview

This live, instructor-led four-day virtual training course provides learners with an understanding of Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 705 requirements and how to best plan, program, design, and construct accredited Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF). Additionally, this course delivers modules presenting aspects of construction surveillance and contracting and other best practices beyond standard ICD 705 courses. This course is UNCLASSIFIED and currently open to U.S. citizens only. Our training includes case studies, knowledge checks, group activities, and a final exam where learners who successfully score an 80% or higher will receive a certificate of completion. 

Program Fee: $1,650/person*

Dates & Times: Feb 13-16; May 15-18; Aug 21-15; Oct 30-Nov 2  |  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST daily

Who Should Attend: Industry professionals involved in the planning, inspection, construction oversight, and accreditation of secure facilities

Format: Online/Virtual, Instructor-led


Course Topics

  • The Lifecycle of a SCIF
  •  Domestic vs. International Construction
  •  Risk Assessment Process
  •  Vulnerabilities & Threat Vectors
  •  Construction Security Program (bonus module)
  •  Case Studies
  • Fixed Facilities Checklist
  • Technical Specifications
  • SCIF Management
  • Contracting Best Practices (bonus module)
  • Panel Discussion – Security Specialist (subject to availability)


*US Government personnel are eligible for a 10% discount. Private industry consultants may receive a discount for registering 10 or more students. Email us to inquire about group discounts.

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About the Facilitator


Jennifer Holcomb, PE, PMP®, PSP, CPP, CPD

Jennifer currently serves as Anser Advisory's Security Solution Lead, where she is charged with overseeing the firm’s security consulting services. She has spent over 20 years overseeing complex security missions across the country for state, municipal, federal, and private organizations. She additionally serves on the ASCE 59 "Blast Protection of Buildings" Standards Committee and has served on the ASIS technical committee to update the "Active Assailant: Prevention, Intervention, and Response - Supplement to ANSI/ASIS/SHRM Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Standard."

She authored Chapter 7, Security Architecture and Engineering in the ASIS Physical Security Principles book (2015) and serves as a Director on the ASIS International Professional Standards Board. She routinely facilitates multiple certification review courses for security professionals both virtually and in person. As both a senior security professional and project manager, she is routinely sought after to advise, assess, and provide security services to multiple military and federal facilities, state and municipal facilities, and private industry and commercial facilities across the country.

Jennifer is skilled and experienced in developing designs, plans, policies, and procedures for security-related projects in secure and non-secure facilities. Services include anti-terrorism/ force protection (AT/FP) MILCON designs; physical security design and installation; emergency planning; and risk, vulnerability, blast, ballistic, intrusion detection, and security gap assessments for critical infrastructure/ key resources (CI/KR). Jennifer is a licensed professional engineer and a graduate of the University of Dayton with a degree in Civil Engineering.

What Our Clients Say

Student Testimonial

"I strongly recommend this course to physical and information security designers."

Student Testimonial

"The presentation format of the material was excellent but the instructor is absolutely outstanding."

Student Testimonial

"I’m new to SCIF requirements so this is very educational as a PM in charge of security projects."

Student Testimonial

"Breakout sessions for site assessments and design review [were] great. This gave the groups time to discuss and collaborate in demonstrating our current understanding of new information. With the amount of data collection or organization required to meet these standards, there are a ton of opportunities to highlight the necessity of collaboration for success."

Student Testimonial

"I found the course content to be packed up efficiently. The modules were clear, the agenda was set and the timing all linked up very well. The information was also presented in a simple and understandable manner, I think this makes a big difference for anyone without construction field experience."

Student Testimonial

"The breadth of the information presented and discussed allowed students to understand the policies, requirements, processes, and actions that we need to take in our project involvement from any aspect or role that we would be involved."

Student Testimonial

"I came into this class not knowing a lot about ICD 705 and now I am pretty confident tackling new my current and future projects with security."

Student Testimonial

"The exercises were a great hands-on way to learn. The interaction in each of the exercises helped me to see and understand things from various perspectives."

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"I would recommend to my fellow PM's. I think it is helpful to understand the subject when managing a project with SCIF design."

Student Testimonial

"I would recommend this course. It is a LOT of information delivered in an effective way."

Student Testimonial

"As an estimator on a government contract, I am often part of the initial project intake process. Knowledge gained here will help establish WBS models we can use in parametric cost estimates to ensure we capture the primary elements associated with ICD-705 standards. This information will not only develop our understanding of the standards but help us, help our clients ask their clients the right questions in order to set up future projects for success."

Student Testimonial

"I was put into a role in the government that worked on a lot of security-related projects & SCIF renovations to meet ICD 705 standards. I had a lot of on-the-job training but had not been taught these details so I wanted to get a formal overview."

Cancellation Policy

In the event you cannot attend a course you have registered for, you have a few options –

Cancel and request a refund: Requests must be emailed to us at least 30 days prior to the first day of class in order to receive a refund, less a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued to "no-shows" who do not attend class and do not cancel within the allotted time period.

Change to another session date: Changing to a different session date is allowable at no cost if requested via email at least 30 days prior to the first day of class.

Send a substitute attendee: Please email us their full name and an email address where we can get in touch with them.

Please email us if you have any questions.