Training & Leader Development

Training, Capability, and Doctrine Warfighting Developers
Career Program 32 (CP-32)


The Training, Capability and Doctrine Warfighting Developer Career Program (CP-32) Competitive Professional Development (CPD) Program is open to all CP-32 professional serving in a permanent Army Civilian appointment, unless otherwise stated below. Participation involves a competitive process in which nominated employees are evaluated within their perspective career program.

CPD Eligibility Highlighted below are the CP-32 funded Competitive Professional Development opportunities and available programs. The Functional Chief’s Representative (FCR), through staff, will approve all contractor/vendor training for relevance and application to the Army mission.

CP-32 professionals must have the requisite number of years in a permanent Army Civilian appointment at the time of application. Additionally, employees selected for centrally funded training must have a current performance rating of successful or above and be in good conduct standing.

CPD Funding

Army Civilian Training, Education and Development System (ACTEDS) funds are allocated to the CP-32 FCR for the purpose of training, educating and developing CP-32 professionals. CP-32 emphasizes functional competency gap closure strategies and professional development.  
Competitive Professional Development (CPD) funds are limited; thus the FCR executes funds to provide training, education and development for the maximum number of qualified applicants. This yields the best return on investment and greatest benefit to the Army.
ACTEDS funds are managed in accordance with AR 350-1, ACTEDS funding strategy and HQDA G-3/5/7 DAMO-TRV Career Program Training, Travel and Budget Guidance. Funds are subject to availability as determined by HQDA G-3/5/7.
ACTEDS funds may pay for training leading to certificate, certification or licensure but cannot be used to pay for the actual certificate, certification of licensure. Training that incidentally results in accreditation is permitted.
There are restrictions on the use of ACTEDS funds for travel such as funding rental cars, excess baggage and in and around mileage.
Salary and benefits are the responsibility of the command and cannot be funded by CP-32.
CP-32 does not fund Academic Degree Training (ADT).

CPD Policies

GoArmyEd is the exclusive method of submitting a Training Application and SF 182 to request FCR-funded training/travel. Applicants should plan ahead to ensure the requested training is listed in the Army Career Tracker (ACT) Individual Development Plan (IDP), the training vendor is listed in GoArmyEd (GAE) and the SF 182 is approved by their supervisor at least 25 working days in advance of training start date.
The link for ACT is and the link for GAE is

Group training requests must be coordinated with your organization’s ACPM. ACPMs will coordinate with the CP-32 Career Program Office and submit the CP-32 Group Training Request form for approval.

SF 182s may NOT be approved or funded retroactively. If an employee attends a training event prior to receiving official approval, to include fund citation, he/she will be responsible for all associated training and travel costs.

DA policy requires Civilians selected for non-Government training in excess of 80 hours, and, Government or non-Government long-term training and education programs in excess of 120 days to complete a Continued Service Agreement (CSA) in writing before assignment to the training. The period of service will equal at least three times the length of the training, to begin upon return to duty following training completion.

Short Term Training

Short Term Training (STT) is training 120 days or less designed to provide employees with a competency-based approach for developing or broadening individual competencies. Examples of training instances in this category include functional or technical courses offered through various training institutions and accredited vendors. CP-32 supports individual STT when the training is needed to fill a training or competency gap and/or has significant benefit to the organization. CP-32 also supports group training in which technical courses are brought on-site and hosted in government provided facilities to reduce travel and per diem costs.

Certificate Training Program

The Certificate Training Program was designed by the CP-32 Office with the support of the Competency Management Working Group (CMWG), made up of senior leaders in all CP-32 occupational series from across multiple commands. The Certificate Training Program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) IAW ANSI/ASTM E2659-09, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs. This accreditation provides CP-32 professionals an opportunity to earn a credential with third party, national and international recognition. The Certificate Training Program has five tracks which include Certificate in Army Doctrine Development, Level 1 Certificate in Army Capability Development, Level 2 Certificate in Army Capability Development, Level 1 Certificate in Army Training and Education Systems and Level 2 Certificate in Army Training and Education Systems. . >

Developmental Assignment Program

The CP-32 Developmental Assignment Program is a competitive professional development opportunity open to all CP-32 professionals who have two (2) years of permanent Civilian service at the time of application. Assignments are typically two (2) to four (4) months in an organizational level or functional area different from the one to which the participant is assigned. Developmental assignments are announced based on training start dates. Qualifications will vary based on the needs of the host organization and will be published in each announcement. Travel and per diem will be managed by CP-32 Office IAW Joint Travel Regulation (JTR).

East Carolina University Program

East Carolina University (ECU) provides online graduate and undergraduate level courses to the CP-32 workforce. The Graduate level consists of ten (10) courses in Instructional Technology and Adult Education. The Undergraduate level consists of ten (10) courses in Business and Instructional Technology, Adult Education and Writing. These courses are offered on a rotational basis throughout the year at group training rates, which includes tuition and books. Each course offering can accommodate up to 20 participants.

Mentorship Program

The CP-32 Mentorship Program is a structured, formal program designed to enhance the career and professional development of the CP-32 workforce. Program goals are to develop leaders and managers, enhance career development, promote the transfer of knowledge and expertise, improve retention and foster networking and collaboration. Mentor and Mentee applications are solicited annually in October. Applicants to be Mentors must have three (3) years permanent Federal Civilian employment with at least one (1) year as an Army Civilian at the time of application and Mentee applicants must have two (2) years of permanent Civilian service at the time of application. Mentors are competitively selected by the Mentorship Board, made up of CP-32 senior leaders across commands. The CP-32 Office then matches mentees based on their desired goals compared to the selected mentors attributes, using the Army’s recommended two-grade interval. All selections are approved by the Mentorship Board. Program is limited to no more than 30 participants per year.

Leader Development

Civilian Education System (CES) is centrally funded by HQDA. Additional information can be found in Chapter 1 or at

Senior Enterprise Talent Management (SETM) and Enterprise Talent Management (ETM) Programs were developed collaboratively as a Civilian Workforce Transformation (CWT) initiative and is administered by the Civilian Senior Leader Management Office (CSLMO). The SETM and ETM Programs are designed to afford selected GS-12 through GS-15 (or equivalent) Army Civilians professional and leadership development, education, experiential learning or structured self-development to prepare them for greater responsibility and leadership positions.  For additional information, please visit

CP-32 ContactInformation

Army Career Program 32 (CP-32) Office
ATTN: ATTG-ZCT (Ms. Valerie Helms)
950 Jefferson Avenue
Fort Eustis, Virginia 23604-5780

Ms. Valerie Helms, Assistant FCR, Phone: (757) 501-5780

Mr. Brian Lijana, Phone: (757) 501-6009

Mr. Trong Nguyen, Phone: (757) 501-6011

Ms. Jenetta Felder, Phone: (757) 501-6012

Mr. Felipe (Phil) Garcia, Phone: (757) 501-6010


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