The Financial Management Course (SCM-CF) is designed to provide personnel who are directly involved in or concerned with Security Cooperation (SC) pricing, funds management, performance/delivery reporting, and billing; a comprehensive understanding and application of the policies, methods, systems, and actions necessary for the effective financial management of SC cases.
The course encompasses a broad variety of topics, including the Arms Export Control Act and other statutory requirements; Department of Defense (DoD) implementing directives and manuals; SC pricing of materiel and services; flow and accounting of funds; the FMS trust fund; obligation and expenditure authority; payment schedules; performance reporting and reimbursement, including the delivery transaction / performance reports, FMS billing statement (DD Form 645), Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) feedback reports, the Defense Integrated Financial System (DIFS); and case reconciliation, and closure. The course is interspersed with studies of the organizations and functions concerned, including the military departments (MILDEPs) and the DFAS, and their interrelationship and involvement.
CYBER AWARENESS TRAINING VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To complete this course, all students must access the Internet, and specialized course materials available
only on the
intranet, using assigned classroom computers. Because the
on the Air Force Network (AFNET),
is only authorized to create computer accounts for students who have
completed annual DoD Cyber Awareness training within 12 months of the course’s end date. Additionally, all computer security training must be
documented in the Air Force’s Active Directory.
Students not affiliated with the U.S. Air Force should be prepared to upload an electronic copy of their DoD Cyber Awareness
training completion certificate during registration. Acceptable formats are Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), and
Microsoft XPS Document (.xps). This will enable
network technicians to update their training status in
Active Directory after manually reviewing the submitted training certificate.
Continuous Learning Points
Graduates of this course may use the hours associated as Continuous Learning Points (CLPs, CEPs, etc.) for various professional
development programs. Specific hours, by course, are listed at Continuous Learning Points
International Affairs Certification Program (IACP)
The Department of Defense International Affairs, Certification Program
Guidelines (dated 28 April 2008), set forth standardized certification guidelines for the International Affairs Certification Program (IACP). Workforce members are required to meet the mandatory standards of education, training, and experience in order to achieve each of three levels of certification. Certification is not required for filling IA positions, but it does readily identify those individuals who have completed
specific training, education, and experience thresholds. Certification is available to military and civilian personnel. Click here for more information.
Only U.S. Government (USG) employees are eligible. USG employees include U.S. civilians GS-5 to GS-14, U.S. military E-7 to O-5, and support contractor equivalents.
Personnel should be assigned to positions in SC management, such as program/case managers, comptrollers, budget, accounting, and financial specialists, and price and cost analysts from such organizations as DoD comptroller-finance offices, FMS case implementing agencies, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), the DFAS, MILDEP financial centers, and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
Graduation from the
Security Cooperation Management CONUS Course (SCM-C) or
Security Cooperation Management Overseas Course (SCM-O) is a prerequisite. This prerequisite may be met by constructive credit for SCM-C or SCM-O. It is not recommended that personnel attend SCM-CF until at least six months after graduation from a previous
This course can be repeated every three years as a refresher and to obtain updates on new policies and procedures.Director, Management Studies (DISCS
Classes and Hours
SCM-CF classes are held 0800 through 1530 on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The Thursday class hours are 0800-1630. The Friday class hours are 0800-1415. There is a one hour lunch period scheduled for each day. The course will be completed by 1415 on Friday. Due to increased airport security, commercial airline departures are not recommended to be scheduled until after 1700 on the final (Friday) class day. Early departures from the DISAM class are not authorized except in a bona fide emergency after approval from the student’s supervisor.