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TSCA CBI Training - Access

Initial Certification & Recertification for Federal Employees

If you are seeking certification for the first time or let your certification lapse, you must:

  • View the TSCA CBI security briefing by completing this course.
  • Complete the TSCA CBI Access Request (7740-6), and submit it to the DCO.
  • Get your immediate supervisor to sign the form.
  • Have the entire package reviewed by the OPPT DCO.

Needless to say, if you are already certified, it is much easier to maintain your clearance using these recertification procedures:

  • View the TSCA CBI security briefing by completing this course.
  • Get a list of the CBI officially in your possession from your DCO, or if you are at HQ, from your DCO or CBIC.
  • Complete the Document Reconciliation Certification (7740-28).
  • Provide completed form to your DCO.

The time for recertifying should be no more than 30 days before your clearance expires. If you recertify sooner, you'll end up receiving a new "anniversary date" based on the date you complete the requirements. If you recertify too close or miss your anniversary date, you risk having to complete the entire initial certification procedure.