SC Funding and Budget Process Management

SC Workforce Certification Level

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This course exposes Security Cooperation (SC) workforce personnel to a unique set of DoD SC budget and funding processes associated with SC programs to be able to appropriately resource and fund their organizations and efficiently execute SC programs to meet U.S. objectives.

This is an intermediate-level course composed of independent online lessons and applies to the Security Cooperation (SC) Execution Support Management (XSPT) Area of Concentration (AOC). Specifically, it is designed for SC workforce personnel who perform duties associated with SC budget and funding processes and provides an overview of the unique financial policies, procedures, and funding mechanics related to SC programs. Topics addressed include (but are not limited to) Appropriations Law, Security Assistance Program and Budget Review (SAPBR), FMS Activity Matrix, Financial Improvements and Audit Readiness (FIAR), Special Defense Acquisition Fund (SDAF).

This distance learning On-Line Training (OLT) course is delivered via the DSCU online learning management system, Blackboard. Once registered and accepted for the course, students will receive a username and password for the DSCU Blackboard website. Internet access is required to access student materials and complete the course. The course is conducted through self-paced asynchronous lessons. Upon starting the course, students have up to 30 days to complete all lessons and assessments for successful course completion.


This course’s objective is for students to demonstrate application of relevant and necessary skills to effectively execute SC funding and budget processes. Upon completion of the course, students should have gained an awareness and retained foundational knowledge of unique financial policies, procedures, and funding mechanics related to SC programs.

Target Attendees

DoD Security Cooperation personnel involved with processes associated with funding and budgeting SC activities.


SC-101 Introduction to Security Cooperation Course

Substitute Course(s)


Course Length

5 half days OLT to be completed within 30 days of course start date.

Additional Course Information

Delivery Mode

On-Line Training (OLT)

SC Continuous Learning Hours


Equivalent Courses


DAU Continuous Learning Points


College Credit Recommended

Not evaluated

FM Continuous Education


Transfer Credit Available


Constructive Credit Available



Registration for this course is not available at this time.


This course can be repeated every three years as a refresher and to obtain updates on new policies and procedures.

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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.

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