Intermediate International Acquisition Integration

SC Workforce Certification Level

Required for Intermediate Level Certification for SC Acquisition Management


This virtual instructor-led (VILT) course teaches students to plan, integrate, and implement international acquisition programs within the Defense Acquisition System. It is designed to meet the needs of DoD acquisition workforce members in various acquisition career fields that are responsible for international acquisition program efforts as well as the needs of the Security Cooperation (SC) Acquisition Management (ACQ) Area of Concentration (AOC). The course covers the International Acquisition Career Path (IACP) and the Security Cooperation Workforce Certification Program competencies using a comprehensive, integrated approach with practical exercises that address the following areas/mechanisms: cooperative programs, foreign military sales, direct commercial sales, building partner capacity programs, technology security and foreign disclosure, and defense exportability integration. Upon completion of the course, students will possess the skills needed to effectively and efficiently plan, participate in, and manage a wide variety of international acquisition program activities that support U.S. Government and DoD security cooperation and political-military objectives, contribute to program affordability, and enhance coalition interoperability with allied/friendly nations.


The Course Learning/Performance Objectives are posted (and can be downloaded by clicking the applicable link in the “Objectives” section) on the DAU Course Catalog listing at the web address.

Target Attendees

Mid-level defense acquisition personnel involved in international acquisition activities, specifically those within the International Acquisition Career Path (IACP), plus any defense employee working in this area to include members of the Security Cooperation workforce.


  • ACQ 1010, Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management (DAU Course)
  • ACQ 120, Introduction to Fundamentals of International Acquisition (DSCU Course), or Fundamentals of International Acquisition (DAU Course)
  • SC-111, Introduction to Technology Transfer (DSCU Course), or ACQ 1300, Fundamentals of Technology Security/Transfer (DAU Course)

Substitute Course(s)


Course Length

4 days

Additional Course Information

Delivery Mode

Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

SC Continuous Learning Hours


Equivalent Courses


DAU Continuous Learning Points


College Credit Recommended


FM Continuous Education


Transfer Credit Available


Constructive Credit Available



This course is offered directly by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). Follow the link below to see available classes and to apply for the course.


  • Pre-work required (approx. 1 hour) / Walk-ins NOT authorized / Pre-work accessible on DAU Public. Pre-work must be completed not later than the Thursday prior to the class start date. Official registration closes fourteen (14) days prior to the class start date.
  • Course Pre-Work Requirements: Complete student survey; take optional pre-test, review prerequisite distance learning course material, read practical exercise scene setter and student instructions.
  • Virtual classes are conducted via Cisco Webex/MS Teams, supplemented with Blackboard and e-mail.
  • Students are required to test connectivity with DAU IT prior to the class start date and should not schedule themselves for any other work-related activity while participating in this class.
  • DAU does not reimburse student phone/internet charges.

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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