NERC CIP Courses

Technical Foundations for CIP

Technical Foundations for CIP

Planned launch: May 2021
Target Course Length: 2 days

This course has been designed to establish a baseline of conceptual technical knowledge that is important to the understanding of and compliance with the NERC CIP standards. The target audience is industry professionals that do not have significant technical backgrounds. However, individual sections may be useful and relevant for technical professionals that need to fill knowledge gaps in domains outside their core expertise.
Deep Dive

NERC CIP Deep Dive

16 hours live, online lecture and Q&A
24 CPE credits

Our online CIP Deep-dive is a combination of self-study and online, instructor-led review and discussion that maps to days 1-3 of our week-long NERC CIP Bootcamp. This format combines the best aspects of our live, in-person training with the flexibility of an online format. Over a four week period, students will explore and absorb our CIP body of knowledge guided by our detailed course curriculum, access to an expert instructor, and twice weekly online lecture and Q&A sessions.
Audit Prep +

NERC CIP Audit Prep +

10 hours live, online lecture and Q&A
16 CPE credits

Our online NERC CIP Audit Prep+ is a combination of self-study and online, instructor-led review and discussion. This format combines the best aspects of our, live in-person training with the flexibility of an online format.

The NERC CIP Audit Prep+ course provides entity personnel with an understanding of compliance oversight practices employed by the ERO. This includes a detailed explanation of the audit process from preparation, to execution, to post-audit negotiations. Attendees will obtain an understanding of the NERC Rules of Procedures (RoP). Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP). Inherent Risk Assessments (IRA), Internal Controls Evaluation (ICE), and the audit process as documented in the ERO Auditors Handbook RSAW and evidence preparation and presentation will also be discussed.

Operational Foundations for CIP

Operational Foundations for CIP

Planned launch: June 2021
Target Course Length: 1 day

This course is intended to provide background information on industry operations to enable a better understanding of the context and relevance of CIP standards. The target audience is compliance professionals that lack background in some or all areas of utility operations.
NERC CIP Internal Controls

NERC CIP Internal Controls

Planned launch: July 2021
Target Course Length: 2 days

This course will provide an understanding of security control frameworks and the application of internal controls in NERC CIP environments. It will cover the NIST SP800 series controls, NIST CSF, ESC2M2, and related mappings to the standards. The target audience is compliance professionals, technical SMEs, management, and others that desire a deeper understanding of controls.
NERC CIP Audit Lab

NERC CIP Audit Lab

Planned launch: September 2021
Target Course Length: 3 days+ prep time

This course will provide a handson “lab” in which students participate in a simulated audit of a fictitious entity. Students will be provided with a body of documentation and evidence and will be expected to prepare audit documentation, respond to data requests, and participate in live interviews.
SME Prep

SME Prep

Planned launch: August 2021
Target Course Length: ½ day

This short course will prepare subject matter experts for participation in live interviews. It is a subset of the NERC CIP Audit Lab.