Online Learning: Overview

General

We currently offer a variety of online courses and learning guides for the Security Cooperation Community. Below is a summary of our online services as provided by our Online Learning Directorate (DISAM/DO). For more information about a specific online course or learning guide, from the main menu above click Online Learning/Learning Guides, and then click the Course Listing or Learning Guides menu item.

Online Courses

Our online courses require student registration and award a certificate for successful completion. Most courses are self-paced, which means the student may register and start at any time. Anticipated time for completion is provided in the course information for each course. The MTCR-OL course (Missile Technology Control Regime Online) is facilitated by a DISAM instructor and is therefore conducted on specific dates (provided on DISAM’s homepage and under the Class Schedule tab when you click on MTCR-OL to the left). Eligibility varies for each course. The introductory Security Cooperation Management Familiarization Course (SCM-FA-OL), is open to the general public, including international partner personnel. Other courses are open only to USG or DoD contract personnel with specific responsibilities. Additionally, SCM-OC-OL also serves as a prerequisite for DISAM’s resident SCM-C course.

Students may apply for an online course by submitting an online registration form. We reserve the right to confirm a student’s identity and eligibility upon receipt of a registration request. After students receive an email approval from our Registrar's Office, they may begin their online study through Blackboard, which can be accessed at Blackboard Login/Help under Online Learning/Learning Guides from the main menu above.

Please contact the Online Learning Help Desk if you experience any difficulty accessing the DISAM Blackboard website.

Learning Guides

Our learning guides are "just in time" informational lessons on specific topics. As such, they do not require student registration and do not award a certificate. Each guide can be accessed directly by clicking on the "BEGIN TRAINING" button found on at the top of each learning guide, which are listed at Learning Guides under Online Learning/Learning Guides from the main menu above.

New to Security Cooperation? Where Do I Start?

If you have no prior training in security cooperation or security assistance, we recommend the following exact sequence of training:

  1. SCM-FA-OL – A short familiarization on Security Cooperation and its components as conducted by DoD and more broadly by the US Government.
  2. IPSR-OL – if your duties require routine or occasional work in “international programs,” which refers to security cooperation programs with partner nations, DoD policy requires you to take this online course or its resident equivalent (IPSR). Additionally, this is a prerequisite for attendance at DISAM’s SCM-C course.
  3. If your duties require further training, you would normally be scheduled for resident training at DISAM, primarily SCM-C for personnel in CONUS-based organizations or SCM-O (or SCM-AO) for personnel in Security Cooperation Organizations overseas or in CCMD headquarters. However, if you wish, you may continue your online learning with SCM-OC-OL. Note that SCM-OC-OL is also a prerequisite (along with IPSR-OL or its equivalent) for attendance at SCM-C or SCM-CX.

Accommodating Students with Special Needs

The student is responsible for advising the DISAM Registrars should the student have an impairment that impedes access to the courseware online. DISAM's Online Learning Directorate in coordination with the employee's supervisor will arrange an alternate means of delivering the course to the student.



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Commandant's Message

Welcome to the DISAM website – this as we work to make more mobile accessible! I have limited space here, but want to highlight a few items about DISAM and the website as well.

DISAM has revised its mission and vision statements – only a part of an ongoing Strategic Review of DISAM which has us looking at much of what we do in terms of business processes (everything from accreditation to personnel issues to curriculum review). Speaking of Curriculum Review, we just concluded our annual meeting on 18 February 2016 with about 45 reps from organizations most likely including yours. We are switching gears a bit and creating a more formal process which will pair DISAM and various constituency subject matter experts in a more deliberate review of courseware and courses. This will also work in concert as DISAM deals with DSCA leadership in prioritization of resources to make the biggest dent possible in ever growing training requirements.

I’d also note that our Headquarters, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, continues its “Vision 2020” initiatives, with progress being noted in a variety of areas. I’d encourage you to check those out on the DSCA website!

DISAM endeavors to make our website more viable and user friendly for all who reference it for course information, publications, or other features serving the SC Enterprise. I’ve noted our “Ask An Instructor” feature previously – and that continues to be a crowd-pleaser. In CY2015, we responded to 335 questions (and 1800 in the past 5 years) which wouldn’t include those who have been helped by a large Frequently Asked Question database. One new feature on the website now gives you the opportunity to recommend changes/corrections to the DISAM “Greenbook”. We solicit any feedback you have to make DISAM better meet your needs! I’d also simply add that I hope that you are familiar with our “SC Programs Handbook” which now provides information on over 100 SC programs. Although certainly not all-inclusive, it outlines many of our tools to Build Partner Capacity!

Many thanks for your support of DISAM as we reach more people doing more work in Security Cooperation as the programs and authorities continue to grow. Never hold back on information that helps us better serve you. We truly want to help you make a difference!

Sincerely,
Dr. Ron Reynolds