The ACTEDS Training Catalog

Installation Management (CP-29)


Career Program 29 (CP29), Installation Management (IM), is comprised of twenty thousand plus (20K+) professionals and encompasses sixty-seven (67) occupational series. CP29 includes Appropriated Fund (AF), Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF), Wage Grade (WG), and Local National (LN) employees. IM careerists serve in multiple organizations to include, but not limited to: The Office of the Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM), Army Material Command (AMC), Installation Management Command (IMCOM), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC).

Army Civilian Training, Education and Development Systems (ACTEDS) funds have been allocated to the CP29 Functional Chief's Representative (FCR) for the purpose of training, education and professional development (TE&PD) of careerists assigned to a CP29 position. TE&PD opportunities are intended to provide a competency-based approach in which knowledge, skills, and abilities are built. TE&PD opportunities align with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Army Human Capital Strategic Plans and will be documented in our ACTEDS Plan and training catalog. The following is an overview of opportunities that may be offered. This information should help you and your supervisor in selecting and applying for CP29 TE&PD opportunities. Additional information can be found in the CP29 ACTEDS Plan and ACT CP29 community page.

Competitive Selection Procedures

ACTEDS funds are always subject to availability. Each year CP29 will direct available ACTEDS funds to address the Functional Chief's (FC) initiatives as they relate to supporting identified competency gaps across the career program and targeted occupations. Competitive Professional Development (CPD) activities will be identified and announced in accordance with the CP29 ACTEDS Plan. Many of the programs described below are designed to develop the competencies of Army Civilians from multiple functional disciplines in preparation for increasingly progressive roles and responsibilities in support of the management of Army installations, arsenals, depots, and military ocean terminals.

The CP29 Proponency Office accepts training applications for announced TE&PD opportunities as described below. Applications must include all required documents in the announcement. Participants will be competitively selected.


  1. The developmental activity/training requested must be reflected on an approved Individual Development Plan (IDP) either in Army Career Tracker (ACT) or their commands' approved IDP form.
  2. The careerists must have held a permanent Army Civilian position, or combination of permanent Army Civilian positions, for a total of three (3) or more years at time of application.
  3. The careerist must have a minimum annual performance rating of satisfactory and no disciplinary actions during the current or previous rating cycle.
  4. Additional Information:
    1. Travel expenses will be funded in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) and AR 350-1, Paragraph 3-84.
    2. Cash advances are not authorized. Employees MUST obtain a Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) (through their local activity) prior to travel.
    3. Rental cars and in and around mileage are not authorized; however, the employee's activity may choose to fund.
    4. If an employee must cancel training, the employee must immediately notify their supervisor, the course provider, and the CP29 Proponency Office. Failure to coordinate cancellation of training with the CP29 POC may result in employee being held responsible for the vendor's cancellation fees and potentially the entire tuition.
    5. The careerist and supervisor must have established ACT and GoArmyEd (GAE) accounts. CP29 careerist and supervisor should first create accounts in ACT at and then register in GAE at
    6. The careerist must have met all other administrative requirements for applying to each specific TE&PD opportunity.
Credentials and Certifications

Funds may be authorized to pay for approved training related to obtaining or maintaining credentials or certifications for a career program employee’s current job position.

Academic Degree Training (ADT)

On a competitive basis careerists may apply for funding for college degrees through the Academic Degree Training (ADT) program. Information and application instructions for ADT are available in the ACTEDS Catalog (located at In addition to the ACTEDS Catalog application procedures, CP29 careerists must coordinate in advance with, and apply through, the CP29 Proponency Office.

Competitive Professional Development
Short-Term Training (STT)

Short-term training (STT) is defined as a course that is 120 calendar days or less in length. All courses over 120 days are considered long-term training. CP29 does not currently fund any long-term training activities. A variety of STT are offered each year, including on-site training. A list of STT opportunities will be announced each fiscal through Command Career Program Managers (CCPM) and the CP29 ACT community page located at

Developmental Assignments Program (DAP)

The CP29 Developmental Assignment Program (DAP) is a competitive professional development opportunity open to CP29 careerists who have demonstrated exceptional character, commitment and leadership potential. Selectees will be matched with a developmental assignment (30 to 90 days in length) that will help them gain skills and experience necessary to make greater contributions within the IM profession. Please see the CP29 community page in ACT ( application forms and procedures.

University Training

CP29 funded opportunities will be announced as they are made available. University training is limited to 12 credit hours.

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

Other Professional Development Programs

The Senior Enterprise Talent Management (SETM) and Enterprise Talent Management (ETM) programs are administered by the Civilian Senior Leader Management Office (CSLMO) of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs).

These programs are open to GS-12 through GS-15 (or equivalent) employees who wish to apply for participation. More information about these programs and the application process is available at the SETM website:

  • The Enterprise Placement Program - (GS-15 or equivalent)
  • Project Based -Temporary Duty (TDY) - (SETM Program GS-14 to GS-15 or equivalent; ETM Program GS-13 or equivalent)
  • Senior Service College - (GS-14 to GS-15 or equivalent)
  • The Defense Senior Leader Development Program – (GS-14 to GS-15 or equivalent)
  • Army Senior Civilian Fellows - (GS-14 to GS-15 or equivalent)
  • Command and General Staff Officers College (CGSOC) - (GS-12 -by exception to GS 13 or equivalent)
  • Enterprise Leader Development Program - (GS-12 to GS-13 or equivalent)
  • ETM Shadowing - ( GS-13 or equivalent)

Point of Contact

CP29 Email:
Office Phone:   (210) 466-0956 (DSN 450)

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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