Certification Resources

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Program Overview

A comprehensive collection of Web pages that thoroughly explain the SC certification program!

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Certification Center

Personalized reports showing your current status and progress. Commom Access Card (CAC) required.

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Course List

All available courses and their complete descriptions. All candidates must start with SC-101

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Class Schedule

A complete listing of all our upcoming classes.

Upcoming Conference!

Make plans now to attend the inaugural security cooperation conference "Security Cooperation in a New Era" on October 18th.

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DSCU At A Glance

DSCU is the Department of Defense’s Center of Excellence for security cooperation education, training, development, research, and institutional capacity building and is universally recognized as the leading academic institution for security cooperation knowledge and practice.








Inaugural Security Cooperation Conference

Conference attendees

"Security Cooperation in a New Era"

Please join DSCU and the George Washington University at the inaugural security cooperation conference on 18 October, 2022 at the GWU, City View, 1957E St NW, Washington DC 20052.

The conference will include a keynote address with Q&A from Mara Karlin, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities as well as discussions with Dafna Rand, Director of Foreign Assistance, U.S. Department of State, and James Hursch, Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. There will also be three panels that highlight current topics in security cooperation. The conference will begin at 0800 and is scheduled to conclude at 1700.

Points of Contact at the Defense Security Cooperation University:

See the agenda and conference website for more details.

Administrative notes:

  • Dress is business attire for civilians and service dress / Class A for military
  • Registration is required to participate or observe the conference due to space limitations
  • Following the conference, recorded sessions will be made available
  • Participation does not require a conference fee
  • Participant travel and meals are not covered
  • Breaks will include lite fare with water, coffee, tea, and juice
  • Agenda is subject to change, and participants are encouraged to attend the full day