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Travel Information

Beginning January 1, 2020, the  High Threat - Security Overseas Seminar (HTSOS) curriculum is replacing the DOC Foreign Travel Briefing for official international travelers and will be available on the Commerce Learning Center (CLC). The HTSOS fulfills a Department of State mandatory training requirement for all personnel traveling internationally for less than a cumulative 45 days for the calendar year. HTSOS is not required for, and does not include, non-official (personal) international travel.

HTSOS training on the CLC takes approximately 5 hours to complete all modules. The HTSOS completion certificate is valid for 5 years, at which time the training must be completed again.

If an individual is executing official international travel that does not have access to the CLC, the HTSOS (HT401) is accessible via the Department of State Foreign Service Institute (FSI) website at which carries a registration fee of $80.

Personnel who will incur 45 days or more of official international travel cumulative for the calendar year on temporary duty [or on permanent change of station (PCS) orders] are required to complete the 5-day Foreign Affairs Counter-Threat (FACT) course.  Enrollment procedures, cost, course schedule and other information regarding this training can be found at the Department of State (DOS) Foreign Service Institute (FSI) website  or by contacting the FSI Office of the Registrar at 703-302-7037 or email .  This course is valid for 5 years.

A valid FACT course certificate will be recognized in lieu of the HTSOS requirement for official international travel.

If you encounter any technical difficulties launching and/or completing the training, please reference the following URL, and then click the 24x7 live support button on the lower right of the log-in page.

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