Standards of Conduct and Grounds for Dismissal

All students are expected to act with the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics at all time, as is befitting all intelligence and cyber professionals. Behavior that is disruptive, unethical, illegal, threatening, or destructive will not be tolerated. All students must understand and abide by our written Standards of Conduct policy. Students will acknowledge and sign the Standards as part of their enrollment agreement and then re-sign and re-acknowledge the conduct policy guidance on the first day of class. Students who fail to follow these Standards of Conduct will be dismissed from our training program and their application for a security clearance will be withdrawn.

The examples below (while not all-inclusive), violate our Standards of Conduct:

  • Failure to observe security regulations which have been communicated to the students, including unauthorized use of our badges or permitting any other person to use one of our badges to access facilities.
  • Insubordination, including, but not limited to, failure or refusal to obey the orders or instructions of the School Director, Training Director, Program Manager, classroom instructor, or other proper authority; the use of threatening or abusive language toward any member of our staff, or refusal to fully disclose or intentionally falsify information in any phase of the background investigation process.
  • Inefficient or careless student performance, including failure to follow standard program operating procedures or policies, failure to demonstrate reasonable standards of classroom participation, team collaboration, individual performance to meet established coursework timeliness. Academic dishonesty (cheating) will not be tolerated!
  • Excessive tardiness. Failure to inform our training staff promptly by telephone, email, or other timely means when unable to report for class. Weekly attendance standards required for state accreditation are outlined on this website and in our course catalog.
  • Unauthorized possession or use of firearms or weapons, explosive materials, cameras, or recording equipment on our premises.
  • Falsifying training application, personnel security questionnaires, or other training records.
  • Altering individual attendance sheet, recording on another student’s attendance sheet, or allowing or instructing someone else to record hours on the student’s own attendance sheet, and/or recording false time signing in or out.
  • Failing to properly maintain our confidential or proprietary information.
  • Violating our stated Nondiscrimination Policy by not demonstrating sensitivity to and respect for any student or applicant because of the reasons listed in our Nondiscrimination Policy on this website and in our course catalog.

Students are expected to attend class in business casual attire (we will provide guidelines) as part of the professional development portion of our course. You need to get accustomed to analyzing, writing, briefing, and responding to questions in the same attire you would be expected to wear every day as an intelligence professional.

Our School Director has the authority to dismiss any student, based on documentation and recommendation of the Training Director, who violates our published policies. We will maintain a permanent record of the expulsion in the student’s file.