The Case Reconciliation and Closure Course (SCM-CR) is designed to provide personnel who are directly involved or concerned with Security Cooperation (SC) case and financial management a comprehensive understanding and application of the policies, methods, systems, and actions necessary for effective and continuous case and line reconciliation from case and line implementation through final closure.
The SCM-CR course is currently available only as an on-site course at a specific field activity customer location. This course
encompasses a broad variety of topics including statutory requirements, DoD directives and manuals, military department
(MILDEP) directives and manuals; an overview of Security Cooperation (SC) case processes, including financial processes of pricing, funds
management, and billing; as well as an overview of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and Defense
Finance Accounting Service (DFAS) Security Cooperation Accounting (SCA) case reconciliation and closure processes. Implementing Agency (IA) unique workshops make up the
majority of course hours and are designed to provide hands on training in the tools available to IA and DoD agency case and financial managers.
The first two days consist of classroom lecture and discussion covering the topics of Security Cooperation (SC) case process, SC case financial management, the SAMM Chapter 16 (Case Reconciliation and Closure), the Reconciliation and Reconciliation and Closure Guide (RCG, SAMM Appendix 7), and DSCA, DFAS SCA, and DCMA Guest Speaker perspectives on case reconciliation and closure. The remaining two and one half days are conducted as unique Implementing Agency (IA) workshops where the tools available for ongoing case reconciliation and ultimately closure are demonstrated, discussed, and analyzed in terms of exercises utilizing the IA unique data systems and products.
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 employees are eligible. U.S. government employees are defined as U.S. civilians (GS-5 - GS-14 and YA/YC-01/03), and U.S. military (E-7 to O-5), and support contractor equivalents.
Graduation from the
Security Cooperation Management CONUS Course (SCM-C) is a prerequisite. This prerequisite may be met
by constructive credit for SCM-C.
Requests for waivers
Requests for waivers of the above criteria will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Director, Management Studies (DISCS
This course can be repeated every three years as a refresher and to obtain updates on new policies and procedures.
Classes and Hours
SCM-CR classes are held daily, except weekends and holidays, and normally are scheduled between the hours of 0800 to 1600, Monday through Thursday and 0800 to 1200 on Friday (as required.) Due to increased airport security, commercial airline departures may be scheduled within two hours of ending the final class. Early departures are not authorized except in a bona fide emergency.