USCG Certified MTSA FSO Training Course

Internet Profiling and Intelligence Gathering Course Description

HSCSD_TWIC Reader Compliance Workshop_3-23-17

Facility Security Officer (FSO) Refresher Training – High Level Description

  •  Current Security Threats, including increasing threats from drones as well as general international and domestic threat patterns
  •  Facility Security Assessments (FSAs) / Facility Security Plans (FSPs)
  •  Annual FSP Audits, including the timing, scope, and expectations for conducting annual FSP audits
  •  MARSEC Levels, including a review of the regulatory requirements and steps facilities should take to ensure they are prepared in the event of an increase in MARSEC Level
  •  MTSA Training Requirements, including training supplements and contractor training expectations
  •  MTSA Security Drills and Exercises, including a review of security drill and exercise intervals, subject matter and scope, and associated compliance aids
  •  MTSA and Cyber Security, including the Coast Guard’s Cyber Strategy document and forthcoming Coast Guard cyber security guidance and expectations
  •  Secure Areas vs. Restricted Areas, including a review of which facility locations should be designated as Secure and/or Restricted Areas and common misconceptions between these designations
  •  Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
    • Fraudulent TWICs, including recent examples of the manufacturing and use of fraudulent TWICs
    • TWIC Inspections, including inspection requirements and incorporating TWIC into existing access control systems
    • TWIC Escorting, including a review of TWIC escort training requirements, ratios, and general expectations
    • New Hires and Lost or Stolen TWICs
    • TWIC Reader Rule, including applicability and compliance expectations based on the TWIC Reader Final Rule issued in August 2016
  • Screening and Inspections, including MTSA screening requirements and best practices
  •  MTSA Signage Requirements, including language and posting requirements and best practices
  •  Shore Leave and Mariner Access, including the forthcoming Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities rule
  •  MTSA Security Incident Reporting, including a review of expectations for reporting suspicious activities, breaches of security, and Transportation Security Incidents (TSIs)
  •  MTSA Record keeping, including a review of recordkeeping requirements and organizational aids
  •  MTSA Compliance Trends / Statistics, including the Office of Port and Facility Compliance 2015 Annual Report and joint Coast Guard / Transportation Security Administration TWIC Inspections


  • Review of the CFATS Regulation and Compliance Elements
    • Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) “2.0;”
    • Top-Screen and Appendix A;
    • Security Vulnerability Assessment;
    • Site Security Plan / Alternate Security Program; and
    • Risk-Based Performance Standards.
  • Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) Requirements
  • Compliance Inspections and Audits
  • CFATS Resources