Introduction to Security Cooperation

SC Workforce Certification Level

BASIC - All SC Workforce


This course is designed for personnel who perform security cooperation duties, and provides an overview of the full range of security cooperation activities. It is a scenario-based, self-paced, online course. This course is based on U.S. interaction with the fictitious country of Bandaria. The use of a single scenario enables curriculum to follow a strategy to capability paradigm. Upon completion of the course, students should have gained an awareness and retained basic knowledge across the broad spectrum of the DoD SC Workforce Competencies.


For students to summarize the DoD interactions with international partners, known as Security Cooperation (SC), and recognize the totality of policy, planning, assessment, monitoring, execution, evaluation, and end-use control processes associated with executing effective SC activities and programs. Such recognition and awareness prepares the student to interact with numerous stakeholders in executing SC activities and programs in support of U.S. national security objectives.

Target Attendees

All USG Security Cooperation Personnel



Substitute Course(s)


Course Length

16 hours OLT

Additional Course Information

Delivery Mode


SC Continuous Learning Hours


Equivalent Courses


DAU Continuous Learning Points


College Credit Recommended


FM Continuous Education


Transfer Credit Available


Constructive Credit Available


Available Classes & Registration

Note: Registration links 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.

CourseStart DateEnd DateLocation 
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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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Alternately, if you are already registered for an ILT/VILT hosted on Blackboard, use the button below to go directly to Blackboard for login instead.

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