Passing Clearances

Security Clearance Requirements

Prospective and current students must hold an active TS/SCI clearance and be indoctrinated by their respective agencies. An interim clearance is not permitted. Clearances must be held by the Federal Government or the U.S. Armed Forces. Prospective students must obtain an active TS/SCI and be indoctrinated before applying to NIU. 

You may contact the NIU Security Office at with questions.

National Intelligence University’s security requirements:
  • NIU is not permitted to hold TS/SCI clearances for students.
  • Students must be briefed by their agencies and clearances must remain active while attending NIU.
  • Students attending the University full time must have their servicing organization special security officer (SSO) certify their clearances. This must be done prior to attending any classes.

All students should send their clearances via DISS channels as follows:

  • Pass clearances via DISS (SMO Code: DNI-SMO-1)
  • Fax 301-227-2097    “Attn: NIU Security Officer”   
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