Security Cooperation (SC) Policy and Process

SC Workforce Certification Level


This course exposes international partner students to the full spectrum of United States DoD Security Cooperation (SC) policies and processes to be able to engage the U.S. in fulfilling their own nation’s defense requirements.

This is an intermediate-level course composed of seven (7) online lessons. Specifically, it is designed for international partner personnel who perform duties associated with U.S. SC programs, and provides an overview of the full range of security cooperation policy and processes. Topics addressed include (but are not limited to) Legislation and Policy, SC Programs, Technology Transfer/Export Controls, the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Process, and Customer Case Management.

This distance learning Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) 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 over three (3) weeks, primarily through two to three (2-3) asynchronous lessons each week. Weekly synchronous DSCU Instructor-led Question & Answer review sessions are optional.


This course’s objective is for students to summarize the interactions between U.S. DoD and international partners, known as Security Cooperation (SC), and recognize the totality of policy, planning, delivery, and sustainment processes associated with executing effective SC activities, including Foreign Military Sales cases and Building Partner Capacity (BPC) programs. Such recognition and awareness prepares the student to interact with numerous stakeholders in executing SC activities in support of mutual global security objectives. Upon completion of the course, students should have gained an awareness and retained foundational knowledge while applying basic concepts to complete course assessments and exercises.

Target Attendees

International partner personnel who perform duties directly associated with with U.S. DoD Security Cooperation programs


No specific courses are required prior to taking this course. However, students must possess an English Comprehension Level (ECL) of 80 or above.

Substitute Course(s)


Course Length

40 hours over three (3) weeks. Approximately 12-14 hours of asynchronous content to be completed by students each week.

Additional Course Information

Delivery Mode

Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

SC Continuous Learning Hours


Equivalent Courses


DAU Continuous Learning Points


College Credit Recommended

Not Evaluated

FM Continuous Education


Transfer Credit Available

Not Evaluated

Constructive Credit Available

Not Evaluated


This course is not available for online/individual registration. See the training manager at the Security Cooperation Organization in the U.S. Embassy for registration/quota reservation process and tuition pricing for resident classes. Quota assignment/seat reservations are handled by the Air Force Security Assistance Training Squadron (AFSAT).


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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