Continuous Evaluation

Once the initial favorable eligibility determination has been made, an individual falls under the Continuous Evaluation Program (CEP) while “in status” (assigned to a sensitive position or having access to classified information or material). By definition, CEP involves the uninterrupted assessment of an individual for retention of a security clearance or continuing assignment to sensitive duties.

CEP includes reinvestigation at given intervals based on the types of duties performed and level of access to classified information. Incumbents of CS positions are reevaluated every five years. Incumbents of NCS positions are reinvestigated every 10 years if they have access to SECRET material, and every 15 years if the access is to CONFIDENTIAL information.
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