Locally Employed Staff Orientation

SC Workforce Certification Level



This course addresses U.S. security cooperation (SC) legislation, policy, and procedures; US embassy operations; foreign military sales (FMS) processes; training management; resource management; contract administration; technology transfer and export controls; humanitarian assistance and foreign disaster relief; and other Title 10 security cooperation programs. Instruction is classroom-based, with reading assignments and practical exercises reinforcing lectures. All instruction is in English.


Provide a functional knowledge of security cooperation and security assistance policies and procedures to Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) who work in Security Cooperation Offices (SCOs) in U.S. embassies around the world. (LE Staff are also known as Foreign Service Nationals (FSNs) or Personal Services Agreement personnel [PSAs].)

Target Attendees

Locally Employed Staff (LES) working in Security Cooperation Offices (SCOs).



Substitute Course(s)

SCM-LO (SCM-359) Security Cooperation Management Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) Orientation Course.

Course Length

10 days ILT

Additional Course Information

Delivery Mode

Instructor Led Training (ILT)

SC Continuous Learning Hours


Equivalent Courses

DAU Continuous Learning Points


College Credit Recommended


FM Continuous Education


Transfer Credit Available


Constructive Credit Available



This registration button will take you to an equivalent course page on our Learning Management System (LMS), hosted by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). If sessions are scheduled, you will be able to select one from its Upcoming Sessions drop down list.


Applicants must have a current and active Security Assistance Network (SAN) account with access to TMS web prior to arriving at DSCU. SAN User Group Administrators at the Geographical Combatant Command headquarters can assist with creating new accounts or updating existing accounts.

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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