ChemLock Training


ChemLock wordmark and icon. Icon is a lock with a shield; within the shield is a beaker containing chemicals.CISA offers live, on-demand training to assist owners, operators, facility personnel, and retailers with understanding the threats that chemicals pose and what security measures can be put into place to reduce the risk of dangerous chemicals being weaponized.

Currently, CISA offers two courses: ChemLock: Introduction to Chemical Security and ChemLock: Secure Your Chemicals Security Planning. To request either of these courses, please fill out the ChemLock Services Request Form.

ChemLock: Introduction to Chemical Security Training Course

This course provides an introduction to identifying, assessing, evaluating, and mitigating chemical security risks. This easy-to-understand overview identifies key components and best practices of chemical security awareness and planning to help kick start chemical security discussions at your facility.

This course runs 1-2 hours in length and is appropriate for all personnel regardless of their level of involvement with dangerous chemicals. This no-cost, introductory course covers:

  • Importance of chemical security
    • Overview of chemical terrorism events
    • CISA chemical security programs and resources
  • The potential terrorist threat
    • Dangerous chemicals and industries in which they may be used
  • Risk assessment overview
    • Analyzing and evaluating risk at your facility
  • Introduction to security goals and concepts
    • Security-in-depth
    • Components of a security plan

To request this course, please fill out the ChemLock Services Request Form.

ChemLock: Secure Your Chemicals Security Planning Training Course

This course walks through how to create a tailored, scalable security plan that meets the business model and unique circumstances of a facility. Participants will learn the key elements of a chemical security plan and benefit from examples, lessons learned, and best practices.

This course runs 2-3 hours in length and is designed to help leadership, facility security personnel, and other applicable personnel understand, develop, and implement a facility security plan. This no-cost, in-depth course covers:

  • Importance of chemical security
    • Review of chemical terrorism events
    • CISA chemical security programs and resources
  • How to assess your facility's risk
    • Identifying critical assets at your facility
    • Identifying, analyzing, and mitigating risk at your facility
  • Security goals in a security plan
    • How to create your tailored security plan
    • Critical considerations for achieving the ChemLock security goals

To request this course, please fill out the ChemLock Services Request Form.

Training Schedule

ChemLock: Introduction to Chemical Security

In addition to training specifically requested by an organization, CISA provides the ChemLock: Introduction to Chemical Security training course on a quarterly basis on a first-come, first-serve basis .

ChemLock: Secure Your Chemicals Security Planning

At this time, CISA is not providing public sessions for this course. To request the ChemLock: Secure Your Chemicals Security Planning training course, please fill out the ChemLock Services Request Form.

ChemLock Contact Information

To request either of these courses, please fill out the ChemLock Services Request Form.

For more information or questions, please email ChemLock@cisa.dhs.gov.

NOTE: Participation in any portion of CISA’s ChemLock program does not replace any reporting or compliance requirements under CISA’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulation (6 CFR part 27). Some ChemLock activities may fulfill CFATS requirements, depending on your specific security plan. Contact local CISA Chemical Security personnel or visit the CFATS webpage to learn more about CFATS regulatory requirements.

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