Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Review - ChemLock Training

In addition to the chemical security fact sheets that I discussed last week, CISA’s new voluntary ChemLock program also provides chemical facilities with free chemical security training. These are designed to help chemical facilities not covered by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program to establish a voluntary chemical security program. The list of free training programs now includes:

ChemLock: Introduction to Chemical Security, and

ChemLock: Secure Your Chemicals Security Planning

These two programs are designed to help facilities begin the development of their voluntary ChemLock facility security program. Future training programs may address other components of that security program.

Not Security Awareness Training

Neither of these two courses address chemical security awareness training for chemical facility personnel. There is a training course offered by FEMA via their Center for Domestic Preparedness. The 1-hour on-line course is primarily set up for independent study and requires an easy to obtain FEMA Student ID number. Facilities developing a ChemLock voluntary security program or are covered under the CFATS program may find that this training program for individuals would provide a good starting point for a facility chemical awareness training program.

Moving Forward

Facilities wishing to participate in these two ChemLock training programs should complete the ChemLock Services Request Form. Facilities wishing further information about these training programs or other facets of the ChemLock program should contact OCS by email at

For more details about the training programs being offered by CISA, see my article at CFSN Detailed Analysis - - subscription required.


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