The ACTEDS Training Catalog

Safety and Occupational Health Management (CP-12)


The Competitive Professional Development (CPD) strategy for the Safety and Occupational Health Management Program (CP-12) emphasizes enhancing careerists' managerial and leadership skills, and "professionalizing" the career program. CP-12 also supports continued improvements to technical skills through training.

CPD funds for CP-12 careerists are limited. Thus, the Functional Chief Representative (FCR) and the Career Program Planning Board distribute funds to provide educational and training programs for the maximum number of qualified applicants and yield the greatest benefit to the Army.

Executive Development The Executive Development Group program is designed for careerists with high potential and aspiration for the senior grades in CP-12. This program follows a rigorous individual development plan tailored from established minimum requirements. The FCR opens competitive application for this program by message.
Competitive Selection Procedures All applications will be rated and ranked by a panel appointed by the CP-12 FCR. Normally, there is an FCR panel in November and April, depending on funds availability. The FCR will make the final selections and notify applicants of their selection or non-selection.
Short-Term Courses

Short-term courses in safety and health, industrial hygiene, safety engineering, health physics, science, or a related field may be funded for groups or individuals. Individuals desiring short-term training courses should contact their ACOM/ASCC/DRU Career Program Managers (CPM). The ACOM/ASCC/DRU CPM must approve the application and request centralized funding from the FCR. Selected nominees will be funded for costs of tuition, fees, and books. Limited funding will be considered for travel and per diem for courses offering extraordinary benefit to the Army.

Developmental Assignments

Developmental assignments are an economical and effective way to build professional credentials in fulfilling identified career goals of nominees. These assignments consist of six to twelve month training appointment to an organizational level or functional area different from the one to which currently assigned. Assignments are normally lateral assignments to positions where the individual can gain skills, knowledge, and abilities other than those they currently possess.

Developmental assignments may be announced Army-wide by the FCR, can be developed by ACOM/ASCC/DRU Activity Career Program Managers, or can be requested by individual careerists.

Nominees selected will be funded only for travel and per diem as authorized in the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR).

University Programs

Competitive professional development provides a valuable learning experience and competitive edge for future advancement. Careerists develop their own full-time or part-time course of study with local accredited colleges or universities.

Full-time: Training in excess of 120 calendar days at an accredited college or university on a continuous, full-time basis (Undergraduate: 12 or more semester hours per semester or 18 or more quarter hours per quarter; Graduate: a minimum of 9 semester hours per semester or 12 quarter hours per quarter). Priority consideration for university programs will be given to applicants specializing in a field of study related to safety and occupational health, industrial hygiene, health physics, and safety engineering. Authorized educational expenses will be funded for selected nominees. All work must be completed outside of duty time.

Part-time: This training may consist of evening, weekends and/or part-time study that is less than the minimum number of semester or quarter hours required to be a full-time student. Part-time training will be considered on a case-by-case basis when it is in keeping with the disciplines identified above or other training needs identified in the CP-12 ACTEDS Plan. Part-time students are not entitled to be relieved of the full 40-hour tour of duty.

Grade Level

GS-11 and above may apply for competitive professional development funding unless otherwise annotated.

Approval Process

A panel of senior CP-12 careerists review nominations and provide recommendations to the FCR for CP-12. The FCR is the final decision authority.

Points of Contact
Civilian Education System (CES)

The Civilian Education System (CES) is the foundation of the Army's leader development program for all Army Civilians, providing progressive and sequential education courses throughout their careers. CES is centrally funded by HQDA G-37/Training Directorate for most permanent Army Civilians, including but not limited to general schedule (GS), non-appropriated fund (NAF), local national (LN) and wage grade (WG) employees. CES leadership courses, or designated equivalent courses, are required for all Army Civilians. Employees should include attendance at the CES course for which they are eligible in their Individual Development Plans (IDP).

Employees are eligible to attend the CES course that is targeted at their grade level. GS-01 through GS-09 employees are eligible to attend the CES Basic Course; GS-10 through GS-12 employees are eligible to attend the CES Intermediate Course; and GS-13 through GS-15 employees are eligible to attend the CES Advanced Course. NOTE: All Army Civilians who were hired after 30 September 2006 are required to take the Foundation Course prior to enrolling in either of the CES courses.

More information on CES courses, as well as instructions on how to enroll can be found on the Civilian Training and Leader Development website at

More Information
  • Academic Degree Training (ADT) Checklist - Employees requesting DA ACTEDS funds to obtain an academic degree (training or education with the stated objective of getting an academic degree) must provide the information found in the "ADT Checklist" below.
  • Career Program ACTEDS Plans - Information about career management training, education, and development is provided in the individual ACTEDS plans. Individual plans may be found using the ACTEDS link below.
  • Course Checklist - Employees requesting ACTEDS funds for training-with-industry programs, developmental assignments, short-term training opportunities (120 days for less) and non-academic degree programs must provide the information found in the "Course Checklist" below.

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