Certificate Programs

Homeland Defense Fellowship Program

CISA offers a four-month Homeland Defense Fellowship certificate program that occurs annually in Washington D.C. from September through December. Fellows analyze emerging threats to their respective homelands and share best practices for the purpose of organizing effective law enforcement responses and protecting critical infrastructure. Fellows also visit U.S. military, law enforcement, and first responder organizations at all levels of government to supplement their coursework. To learn more about the HDF program, contact Ms. Sheila DeTurk, CISA Registrar at 202-685-7784 or Sheila.DeTurk@ndu.edu.

Reserve Component National Security Course (RCNSC)

This two-week course offers joint credit to senior officers and noncommissioned officers [E-8, E-9] of the U.S. reserve components, allied officers, and select civilians working to address contemporary national security challenges. The curriculum consists of lectures, seminars, on-site visits, and culminates in a policy exercise. To learn more about the RCSNC course, visit the course website here: http://rcnsc.dodlive.mil/ or contact COL Ann Knabe, Ph.D. at 202-685-9460.

Nuclear Energy and Security Certificate

CISA offers a four-month, full-time program from September to December that focuses on energy security, nuclear security and statecraft, and critical infrastructure. This unique program works with the Homeland Defense Fellowship to offer DOE and interagency students the opportunity to interact and learn alongside international fellows from partner nations as they gain insight into the world's current security challenges."

Interagency and Joint Education

CISA works closely with the services and various U.S. government agencies - including Defense, Homeland Security, the National Counterterrorism Center, State, Energy, and Congress - to support joint and professional educational requirements for partners in the defense, diplomacy, and intelligence community. To learn about partnership opportunities, contact Mr. Benjamin Fisher, Director of Outreach at 202-685-3872.