The ACTEDS Training Catalog

Quality and Reliability Assurance (CP-15)

General Authorized expenses for the training listed below will be funded by ACTEDS resources. Universities must be within commuting distance of the employee's training site. Commands will not be reimbursed for salaries and personal benefits for training participants or costs incurred through temporary backfill of the vacated position.
University Training Employees may attend a university or technical school such as Embry-Riddle University; Athens State University; Florida Institute of Technology; St. Ambrose University; Macomb Community College, Warren, MI; Webster University, Webster Groves, MO; University of Phoenix and other colleges, universities or technical schools.
The minimum grade level for university training is GS-09.
Developmental Assignment Cross-training of employees, GS-09 (non-interns whose positions have been documented as journey-level) through GS/GM-15 and equivalent, for 120 calendar days to one year in the various areas of acquisition.
Training-With-Industry Lockheed/Martin, Orlando, FL; Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Huntsville, AL; Automotive Industries, Detroit, MI. and other commercial organizations. Areas of training: Manufacturing, Production, and Quality Assurance.
Competitive Selection Procedure Selection is made based on approval of the Career Program 15 Proponency Office.
Point of Contact

Applications should be submitted to

Mr. James Redmon,
US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM),
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5290
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.
    (Please note that the CP-15 ACTEDS Plan is currently under construction. Stay tuned!)
  • 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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