The ACTEDS Training Catalog


Advanced Course (AC)
Distributed Learning (DL) and Resident

Course Number ATRRS (1-250-C-62 (DL) & 1-250-C62 phase 2)
Mode Distributed Learning Web and classroom
Location Civilian Human Resource Training Application System https://www.atrrs.army.mil/channels/chrtas/default.asp
Resident course located at Army Management Staff College - East, Fort Belvoir, VA
Eligibility Requirements Designed for Army civilian employees in a permanent appointment to a supervisory or managerial position at GS-13 and above or comparable pay band; military supervisors of civilian employees and other DoD leaders. Applicants must have completed the Foundation Course, if required, and the Basic Course, Intermediate Course or have received course/experience substitution for each. Applicants must have a current TAPES performance rating of successful or NSPS rating of Level (2) or above, and be in good standing regarding conduct.
Admission Priorities

Priority 1 - Required course for all Army civilians in a permanent appointment to a supervisory or managerial position. AC must be completed within two years from placement in supervisory position.

Priority 1 - Required course for all Army civilians in a permanent appointment to a supervisory or managerial position, GS-13 and above who have not received course/experience substitution.

Priority 2 - Army senior level civilians, GS-13 and above or comparable pay band, currently not in a supervisory or managerial position.

Priority 3 - Military supervisors of civilians or in managerial positions and other DoD leaders.

Distributed Learning (dL) course is available to other members of the Army Civilian Corps as self-development.

Purpose Designed for civilian leaders in permanent appointment supervisor or managerial position and who are adaptive, innovative, self-aware, and capable of effectively leading a complex organization, guiding programs, and managing associated resources. The training focus is on strategic thinking and assessment, change management, developing a cohesive organization, managing a diverse workplace, and management of resources.
Description The AC consists of a dL course (pre-assessment determines individual length) and a four week resident course. The resident course will be taken after successful completion of the dL course and takes place in a university setting encompassing a classroom environment and small group seminars.
Application Process Self-registration process through the Civilian Human Resource Training Application System web-site https://www.atrrs.army.mil/channels/chrtas/default.asp.
AKO logon and password or Common Access Card (CAC) required to enroll.
Enrollment Process
  1. A web-based dL pre-assessment (within the course) will identify individual needs for specific dL modules.
  2. The dL course must be completed prior to taking the resident course. Those unable to successfully complete the dL course are not eligible for the resident phase of the AC.
  3. Employees in supervisory and managerial positions must complete the dL and resident course of the IC within two years after assignment to a supervisory or managerial position to meet attendance requirements.
  4. The time length between completing the dL course and beginning the resident course should not exceed 180 days. dL course has review or "reach back" capability as a refresher for those who will not immediately be attending the resident course.
  5. Quotas are assigned to Army organizations based on the population of civilian employees identified as requiring the course.
  6. Applicants are screened for eligibility based on policy eligibility, admission priorities and prerequisites.
Funding Most permanent Army civilians to include Local National employees are centrally funded. Military members; term and temporary employees; and non-Department of the Army employees, for example, are funded through their own organizations.