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Background Investigations Agency Training

Central Verification System (CVS)

Training will be conducted at:

OPM-FIS Training Center
Arlington, VA 22202

The Central Verification System (CVS) contains information on background investigations, credentialing determinations, suitability determinations and security clearances. This one day course is designed for individuals who are new to using CVS and whose duties may include, but are not limited to, making reciprocity determinations and sharing data through CVS in support of reciprocity. Attendees will:

  • Identify the reciprocity rules for credentialing, suitability, and security clearance determinations
  • State the Purpose of the CVS
  • Identify the data points required to make reciprocity determinations
  • Identify CVS user responsibilities
  • Identify CVS Logon procedures
  • Select the applicable CVS Search Functions to locate reciprocity data
  • Select the applicable CVS Display Functions to view reciprocity data
  • Identify CVS user actions to support reciprocity data sharing
    • Add/update subject record
    • Add/update clearance/access information
    • Add/update polygraph record
    • Add/update Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) data
    • Create/update tool to use to support Batch file additions/updates

The FY 2015 class schedule will be posted shortly, but in the meantime please contact for a list of current class dates.

To sign up for this training, please fill out this registration form and email it to [Do not forget to indicate which training dates you prefer on your registration form.] This training class is free.

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