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This calendar is designed to provide state, local, tribal, and federal law enforcement with a single point of access to federally sponsored intelligence training programs that meet the Minimum Criminal Intelligence Training Standards . The calendar is an initiative of the Intelligence Training Coordination Working Group and the Counter-Terrorism Training Coordination Working Group and was developed with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance.

In addition, analytic courses that have been reviewed for compliance with the Common Competencies for State, Local, and Tribal Intelligence Analysts and approved by FEMA for inclusion in either the National Training and Education Division (NTED) Training Course Catalog or the State/Federal Sponsored Training Course Catalog are located on the FEMA Approved Intelligence Analyst Training Courses Web page. These courses meet analytic training requirements for fusion center analysts set forth in the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP).

Event Overview
Course Title
Introduction to Watchlisting Seminar (IWL)
Event Date(s)
May 28-30, 2019
The Intelligence Training Academy (ITA)
90 K Street NE, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20002
Intelligence Analyst
Sponsoring Organization(s)
  • DHS Intelligence Training Academy Registrar
Event Contact
DHS Intelligence Training Registrar
Phone: (202) 275-4160
Event Website
Course Description


Introduction to Watchlisting Seminar (IWL)

Description: The IWL provides students with knowledge of United States Government (USG) orders, policies, and provisions associated with watchlisting activities. The seminar curriculum includes: IC and DHS Watchlisting Guidance, IC and DHS Watchlist Enterprise roles and responsibilities, the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE), the Terrorist Screening Database, the DHS Watchlist Service (WLS), and the DHS Watchlisting Framework (WLF). Other watchlisting concepts covered include: terrorist nomination standards and processes, quality assurance principles, TIDE classification guidance applied to DHS communication, the Redress process, and the DHS compliance and Intelligence Oversight for the handling of U.S. Persons.

Successful completion of the IWL is a prerequisite for attending the DHS Watchlist Analyst Course (WAC).

Level of Knowledge: Entry

Target Student: Homeland Security Intelligence Analyst and personnel associated with the watchlist mission space.


Evaluation: Students must complete all blocks of instruction to receive a graduation certificate.

Course Length: Training Days 3 / Training Hours 24

Prerequisites: N/A

Accreditation: This course is taught by the DHS Intelligence Training Academy, which is accredited by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board.

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