This program combines a one-year apprenticeship program with in-depth competency-based, online cybersecurity training. This structured, self-paced training program aligns with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education and covers areas such as Foundations of Cybersecurity, Data and Access Controls, and Cyber Defense. The Virginia Department of Labor & Industry has also recognized CivilianCyber as a Registered Apprenticeship program for cybersecurity. The program has been developed in partnership with the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative as well as several leading colleges and universities. After completing the program, the apprentice will be certified by the Department of Labor as a cybersecurity professional as well as being awarded an accredited higher education certificate/degree in cybersecurity.