SC Workforce Supervisors

Security Cooperation Workforce (SCW) Supervisor Role Overview

SCW Supervisors are those who supervise DoD military and civilian personnel with substantive Security Cooperation (SC) responsibilities as identified by their DoD Component.

The Certification Program will be integrated with career roadmaps, individual development plans, and personnel policies and procedures. SCW positions and key SC positions will be identified in DoD manpower systems of record, and position descriptions will be updated to reflect Certification Program requirements.

Your Responsibilities as a Security Cooperation (SC) Workforce Supervisor

Supervisors are responsible for identifying the SC workforce they supervise, determining and documenting the appropriate area of concentration (AoC) and certification level, and working with their SC employees to maintain an accurate continuous learning (CL) record.

To achieve these responsibilities, supervisors should know their Component Certification Authorities (CCA), their Security Cooperation Workforce Development Database (SCWD-D) Administrator, and their DoD Component’s SCW policies.

SCW Supervisor Responsibilities SCW Member Responsibilities
  • Update Position Descriptions to reflect mandatory certification program requirements
  • Update personnel changes in the SCWD-D
  • Create/revise individual development plan (IDP) plans to reflect certification program requirements
  • Review and select positions’ AoC and Certification levels
  • Track employees’ good standing
  • Validate employees’ continuous learning (CL) hours
  • Verify member SCW data
  • Complete required training on time
  • Complete required CL hours
  • Serve in SC position for required time for certification level

Tools for Supervisors

Certification Center
The Certification Center is a resource for supervisors to manage their employees’ certification.

AoC and certification level assignments are recorded in the SCWD-D.

How to find your SCWD-D Administrator
For information on your SCWD-D administrator, send an email to

Resources to Share with Employees or Fellow Supervisors

Points of Contact

Certification Center Prelaunch Message

If you receive an "Untrusted Site" or "Untrusted SSL Server Certificate" error when trying to access the Certification Center, please follow the instructions in the link below to update your browsing certificates, and then try again.

Update Browsing Certificates for the Certification Center

Course Login

Registration for DSCU courses is completed using the Cornerstone on Demand (CSOD) Learning Management System (LMS) hosted by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). You will access the LMS using a dialog similar to that shown to the left. Click the "Need help signing in?" link (indicated by the arrow) if you need help.

If you are a student who currently occupies a Security Cooperation Workforce position, you should be immediately redirected to DSCU’s instance of the CSOD learning management system after logging into the DAU hosted site. If you do not see any DSCU courses available after login, you will need to take one of the following actions:

  1. Register for the Introduction to Security Cooperation Course (SC-101).
  2. Change your organization in your CSOD profile. Follow these Directions for Changing your Organinization so you can view your DSCU courses.

Click the button below if you are ready to proceed.

Take me to the CSOD login page