NERC CIP Services

NERC CIP V5 Bootcamp

The NERC CIP V5 Bootcamp is a public, three-day course which is appropriate for both seasoned NERC CIP professionals seeking a greater understanding of version 5, as well as those new to NERC CIP seeking in-depth knowledge of these standards. Attendees will come away with detailed knowledge of version 5, and will be prepared to tackle the challenges and complexities of compliance while avoiding audit pitfalls. Bootcamps are held throughout the year at various locations around the country. Click here for information about upcoming Bootcamps.

NERC CIP On-site Training

EnergySec offers custom CIP training events at your location tailored to meet your needs.  This includes 1-2 trainers and training materials. With this opportunity we are able to work with your organization to address areas of the CIP standards that are a concern for your organization. Our classroom style on-site training allows you to train all of your staff at once without the expense of travel. Click here for more information and to request a price quote.

NERC CIP Immersion Program

The NERC CIP standards present a significant compliance challenge for most organizations. Within the industry, there is a shortage of experienced and knowledgable NERC CIP professionals capable of providing senior level expertise for utility CIP compliance programs.

EnergySec is addressing this issue with a new education program that provides a comprehensive set of courses, mentoring, and experience to industry professionals focused on NERC CIP compliance.  Known as the “CIP Immersion Program”, it combines guided self-study assignments with online, instructor-led courses, one-on-one mentoring, and group discussions. Over a 6-month period, participants will gain a thorough understanding of the CIP requirements, their history, their application, and the processes for effectively managing entity obligations in accordance with NERC and regional entity monitoring and enforcement programs.

The NERC CIP standards present a significant compliance challenge for most organizations. Within the industry, there is a shortage of experienced and knowledgable NERC CIP professionals capable of providing senior level expertise for utility CIP compliance programs.

EnergySec is addressing this issue with a new education program that provides a comprehensive set of courses, mentoring, and experience to industry professionals focused on NERC CIP compliance.  Known as the “CIP Immersion Program”, it combines guided self-study assignments with online, instructor led courses, one-on-one mentoring, and group discussions. Over a 6-month period, participants will gain a thorough understanding of the CIP requirements, their history, their application, and the processes for effectively managing entity obligations in accordance with NERC and regional entity monitoring and enforcement programs.

The faculty for this program is comprised of individuals with years of direct experience managing and implementing entity compliance programs, meeting technical requirements, and engaging in official CIP audits.

Click here for more information about this program.

NERC CIP V5 Guidance Documents

In cooperation with industry and our extensive network of advisors, EnergySec staff develops and publishes detailed guidance on various CIP version 5 topics. Published versions of all guidance are available to members only in the Members section of the EnergySec Community wiki.

NERC CIP RFI Assistance

As a service to our members, EnergySec will assist with, coordinate, and/or submit formal Requests for Interpretation (RFI) of the NERC CIP standards.  The RFI process is available to Registered Entities to request formal, legally binding clarification where significant uncertainty exists with respect to the meaning of a requirement. Although the RFI process should not be used lightly, there will be situations which warrant its use.

EnergySec RFI assistance is complimentary to our members. Click here for more information about this service.