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4th Estate students sometimes ask: How do I register for training? The simplest answer is: Login to the Defense Acquisition Talent Management System (DATMS), navigate to My Career | (DAU Training) Apply for Training, and follow the instructions.

Helpful Hint: Understanding whether your training will be resident or online is helpful. Since late September, 2018, all DAU online courses are housed in DAU’s new Learning Management System (LMS): Cornerstone on Demand, or CSOD. The new LMS replaced ATLAS.

  • If your training is an online offering, for example, ACQ 101, you will be redirected to the DAU site to complete the registration process within CSOD.

  • If your training is for a resident offering, for example, ACQ 203, the registration process will take place within DATMS.

  • The resources below provide additional guidance for common DATMS and CSOD-based tasks. If you have additional questions, please contact us at


    CSOD: Useful Resources & How to Create a DAU Profile

    All DAU online training users must have a DAU profile.

    CSOD: Home Page Overview

    Users can apply for online training, access their training, and view DAU transcripts on the CSOD home page.

    CSOD: Register for DAU Online Training

    Users who require DAU online training will need to register in CSOD. Users who login to DATMS first will be redirected to CSOD to complete the registration process.

    DATMS: Identify DAU Online Training

    Users who are not sure whether their training is resident or online can use this one-pager to clarify the type of training.

    DATMS: How to Submit a Certification Request

    Simple 1-2-3 instructions on submitting a certification request in DATMS

    DATMS: How to Guides for Equivalency & Fulfillment Requests

    Guidance includes details about how to submit equivalency & fulfillment requests, including helpful hints on submitting a complete fulfillment package.

    DATMS: How to Submit CL Point Request

    Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) for DAU courses will be automatically added to the user’s Career Brief. Follow these instructions to submit CLP requests for training registered for outside DATMS/CSOD.

    DATMS: How To Create a DATMS Profile

    Any user of DATMS needs to have an established profile to utilize the system, and this guidance shows how to establish a profile.

    DATMS: How to Update DATMS Profile

    All DATMS users should regularly update their profile, particularly to ensure their email and supervisor are correct.

    DATMS: Travel Management Overview

    In August, 2018, the Travel Management module was updated. This overview includes information on highlighted features, the travel process, and explanations about funding status messages.

    Training Registration in DATMS

    In August, 2018, the Training Registration Management module was updated. This overview includes information on highlighted features of those updates.

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