Academic Info/Programs: Continuous Learning Points

Background

In Sep 2003, the USD (AT&L) established a continuous learning policy for Defense Acquisition Workforce members. This continuous learning policy requires members of the acquisition workforce to earn 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) every two years with the goal of achieving 40 CLPs per 12 month period.

Recommended Continuous Learning Points

Per DoD Instruction 5000.66, Defense Acquisition Workforce members must acquire 80 continuous learning points (CLPs) every two years from the date of entry into the acquisition workforce for as long as the member remains in an acquisition position. Defense Acquisition Workforce members are encouraged to set a goal of achieving 40 CLPs within any 12-month period. More information on the continuous learning policy can be viewed at www.dau.mil/clc/pages/policyguidance.aspx.

The below table identifies the recommended number of CLPs to be credited for each respective DISCS course. Per the continuous learning guidelines, CLPs credited at the rate of one CLP per hour of instruction for both resident and onsite courses. Hours of instruction are based on the respective course syllabus as posted in the DISCS course catalog information on the DISCS website (www.discs.dsca.mil). For online courses with a learning assessment, CLPs are credited at the rate of one CLP per hour of on online learning. The expected average hours required to complete DISCS online courses are also identified in the DISCS course catalog information. For the online learning guides which do not include a learning assessment, CLPs are credited at the rate of 0.5 CLP per hour of online learning. The expected average hours required to complete DISCS learning guides are also identified in the DISCS course catalog information.

Each military department has a system in place for tracking CLPs earned by their workforce members. Additionally, the Director, Acquisition Career Management (DCAM) for the 4th Estate (all other DoD agencies) has a system in place to support these other DoD organizations.

CLPs earned by completing DISCS courses are NOT automatically recorded in the CLP tracking systems. Students that desire to update their CLP values based on successful completion of DISCS courses should follow the guidance and links at www.dau.mil/clc/pages/tracking.aspx.

Note: Per DoD Instruction 1300.26, DOD Financial Management workforce members are required to participate in the DoD Financial Management Certification Program. The FM workforce includes DoD military and civilian personnel who perform FM work and are assigned to FM positions. Designated personnel must complete the requisite quantity of Continuing Education and Training (CET) hours every 2 years to sustain the achieved certification level. For personnel designated as both Defense Acquisition Workforce and DOD Financial Management workforce, CLPs will count as CETs on a unit-for-unit basis. More information about the DoD Financial Management Certification Program can be found at the following CAC restricted site: fmonline.ousdc.osd.mil.

CLP Listing

Click here to view an Adobe Acrobat document listing the continuous learning points that are awared per DISCS course.



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Commandant's Message

I'm hoping that you've not had issues finding us! As you can tell by our new website -- The Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) transitioned to the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS). This became effective 1 July 2016, and comes as DSCA more closely aligns the schoolhouse, its curriculum, and its mission priorities with DOD strategic guidance, and DSCA's vision for the future. The name change reflects DSCA's focus on full spectrum capability building and that the schoolhouse's mandate for training the workforce has expanded beyond Security Assistance to include all of Security Cooperation.

There are a number of transitional issues in progress and we will work with various constituencies and other supporting organizations to be as seamless as possible in our support to you. As you can see, the Institute’s website has a new URL of www.iscs.dsca.mil. In terms of you contacting DISCS, please note that "Group e-mail addresses" (such as the Registrar’s Office) will change as soon as we can work through the IT wickets, but old group email addresses should work after the change for some time. All email addresses and phone numbers for institute personnel remain the same as they were prior to changing our name to the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies. Note that there have been no changes to course designations or names of the courses offered by the Institute.

This is an exciting time for the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies and we looking forward to continuing our long-standing service to the security cooperation workforce for years to come as we keep pace with the environment impacting all of you as our constituents.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds
Commandant
Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies

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A lot has happened since my last update here, and I will only hit the highlights. Work continues as things push forward on the SC Workforce Development Program (SCWDP) effort per the guidance in NDAA 2017. I won’t try to address it here – I won’t do it justice in such a short column. However, I’d note that for the most current information – the work of the SCWDP Working Group (and its three Sub-Working Groups and 5 Lines of Effort), are available via a periodic newsletter published by DSCA. If you’d like the most recent edition, please let me know.

In a major realignment to better support DSCA’s efforts to develop the Departments’ Security Cooperation Workforce Development program, the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies has fallen under the Security Cooperation Workforce Development Directorate as of 2 June 2017. This move aligns all SC training, education and certification programs under the Directorate developing and managing the DoD SCWDP and facilitates greater engagement and support for development of the future SC education and training policies and programs as well as the development of the Defense Security Cooperation University.

DISCS has begun efforts for its satellite campus in the National Capital Region – with Mr. Dan Eagle on board as our new Director of Strategy Instruction and the process ongoing to bring on four more faculty (in the process of bringing on three faculty members that will be in place there permanently as we look at existing and new courses that would be most effective in conducting there (several classes now offered there vice our main campus at WPAFB).

In the realm of courseware/class changes – the SCM-O (Overseas) Course has changed its scheme to where all students now attend for the full four weeks. The syllabus has changed and is current on our website.

We are in the process of our cycle for programming DISCS activities/academic calendar for FY18 – really looking to “bridge the gap” between current SC community/enterprise education and training requirements – which are significant – and ultimately get us to where we need to be in the schoolhouse efforts directed by NDAA 2017. One key thing for you to note – as a potential student – we often have unused seats in our classes at Wright-Patt. If you need training and can’t seem to get a seat, please let us/me know. We’ll work with your chain of command to get you a seat in the class that is required for you.

I’ll stop there and set a goal of updating the CC Corner at least monthly to keep you informed in a more timely way in this fast-paced environment.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds