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NATO Infrastructure Assessment in Support of Planning Course

Next Course: NIASPC (SHAPE) 25 - 29 Jan 2021

This specific course will be conducted for personnel located on SHAPE/Chievres installtions from 25-29 Jan 2021. This is an online course but the syndicate work will be completed in person at the SHAPE HQ facility. Only personnel located within the SHAPE/Chievres installations may attend course. Please register on the MILENG COE Portal under NIASPC.


The aim of the course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of infrastructure and the role it plays in the Operations Planning Process in order to enable the students to conduct standardized infrastructure assessments and produce related products.

Course Objective

At the course conclusion, each student should be equipped to conduct basic infrastructure assessments to support the Operational Planning Process and Execution cycles from the Strategic to Tactical level.  This includes identifying Critical National Infrastructure for a nation as well as Mission Vital and Key Infrastructure supporting a NATO mission. 

Course Length

5 Days

Offerings per year


Class Size


Security Classification

NATO Unclassified – open for all NATO Nations and Nations participating in NATO-led operations.

Target Audience

The target audience is primarily MILENG Staff Officers (OF-2 up to OF-4) and secondarily Staff Officers and Senior NCOs (OR-7 and above) from all functions, who are assigned or selected for assignment to NCS or NFS in a position related to infrastructure assessment.


  • Language proficiency: Students must have the following standards of proficiency in English (STANAG 6001): Listening (Good/3), Speaking (Fair/2), Reading (Good/3), Writing (Fair/2). On a case by case basis listening and reading levels can be lowered to level 2 proficiency.
  • Computer Skills: Students must be familiar with MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel capabilities.