Inspector General (CP-55)
The Inspector General (IG) Career Program (CP-55) Competitive Professional Development (CPD) opportunities are open to all Army civilian IGs - GS-09s and above serving in Series 1801positions, those Army civilian IGs working in different Series, and to the Administrative Assistants working in IG Offices provided they have met the TIGS certification.
CPD is funded through the Army Civilian Training, Education, and Development System (ACTEDS). ACTEDS funds are always subject to availability, set forth by HQDA-G-3/7 (DAMO-TRV - Civilian Training and Leader Development).
Note: Per DAMO-TRV "Career Status" are those individuals who have attained 3 years of permanent full-time federal employment.
ACTEDS funds university study, developmental assignments, and short-term training for which individuals are competitively selected. These opportunities are designed to grow individuals for positions with greater responsibility in the Career Program 55.
ACTEDS funds also cover Army-wide competitive programs which comprise Civilian Leader Development such as Senior Service College. Refer to the Civilian Training and Leader Development web site for specific information:
Note: DAMO-TRV fully funds applicants, regardless of component, to attend the Civilian Education System (CES) courses such as the Foundation, Basic, Intermediate and the Advanced Course.
IAW AR 20-1/Inspector General Activities and Procedures, Department of the Army civilians are required to attend the 3 week "The Inspector General School" (TIGS) for certification as an IG. Note: The U.S. Army Inspector General Agency fully funds this course.
CP-55 supports the professional development opportunities listed below:
Note: Recommendations to add and/or to change the opportunities listed are always welcomed. Provide your recommendations through your respective Army Career Program Manager (ACPM) and to the CP55 Program Manager.
|Part Time University Programs- Associate Degree|
CPD provides a valuable learning experience and competitive edge for future advancement. Careerists develop their own part-time course of study with local accredited colleges or universities. All degree programs, whether funded by ACTEDS or commands, must be approved by the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Manpower & Reserve Affairs.
|Academic Requirements for Undergraduate (Associate) University Training||
Developmental assignment opportunities are available for the professional development of CP-55 careerists. These opportunities allow careerists within field organizations to work in HQDA and/or activities and vice versa. Developmental assignments include, but are not necessarily limited to, duties and responsibilities designed to broaden the careerists' perspectives of the issues pertinent to the Army's IG policy and practice.
|Short Term Training|
Programs include training and courses conducted at Army, other DoD activities and Federal agencies, symposiums, workshops and seminars providing professional training for IGs, leadership and management development programs, and other training opportunities and courses identified. These training and courses are 120 calendar days or less in duration. Attendance at seminars and workshops must be for the purpose of training and not to participate in annual organizational meetings. The purpose is to broaden careerists' core and critical competencies and operational techniques for a global environment.
Short Term Training |
Inspector General (IG) Advanced Course
The IG Advanced Course is a five-day resident course designed to enhance the skills of experienced IGs in selected aspects of Inspections, Assistance, and Investigations and to teach strategies to improve the quality of written IG products. The Inspector General School will conduct three IG Advanced Courses per year: one in April and two in August. Graduates will receive a Certificate of Training upon successful completion of the course. Successful completion of the course, however, is not a requirement to maintain IG certification.
Civilian IGs serving for five or more years must attend IG Advanced Course as part of Career Program 55 functional training for Series 1801 personnel. Civilians may register with TIGS for a seat in any course. The web site is:
Army Force Management School (AFMS)
The Army Force Management School (AFMS) was established as the Army's central educational institution for preparing senior analysts and leaders for assignment in the Force Management community worldwide. The school provides force management training to selected Army officers, noncommissioned officers, and Department of Army civilians serving in or selected for force management or related assignments Army-wide. The school provides updated force management publications and consolidated force management support to the Army Secretariat, Army Staff, Army Commands (ACOM), Army Service Component Commands (ASCC), Direct Reporting Units (DRU), Field Operating Agencies (FOAs), and Army Agencies, as required. The school seeks to provide a small corps of force management experts to the Army. The Army Force Management School provides cost effective education and training. The AFMS is contractor operated under the direction of the Army G3. The web site is: http://www.afms1.belvoir.army.mil/
Force Management (FM) Orientation Course
Instruction includes the "why" and "how" of determining force requirements and alternative means of resourcing in order to accomplish Army functions and missions. The lessons provide a systematic investigation/overview of "How the Army Runs". Instruction focuses on the processes, system of systems and regulatory basis for the force projection Army as it transitions to the modular design. The two-week courses are structured to provide the student with a basic appreciation of each of the disciplines, and the tools available to support mid-level action officers with data and source information.
The course familiarizes students with force management processes, from the determination of force requirements to the resourcing of requirements, including the allocation of resources and the assessment of their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and mission in a joint/combined environment. The course is designed for up to 60 students and is currently offered in December of each year.
The target audience is officers below the grade of Captain, warrant officers (WO1), enlisted (SSG through SGM) and civilians below the grade of GS 11 working in or going to a force management field (FD/CD/MD/TD) selected by appropriate DA Staff agencies and the Army MACOMs. Applications are made through the appropriate training coordinator and have special circumstances.
Action Officer Force Integration Course
The course provides a systemic overview of the force integration process with focus on "How the Army Runs." Students will learn the constitutional, statutory and regulatory basis for the force projection Army and the capabilities that must be sustained through management of doctrinal, organizational roles, functions and missions, especially at the Army Secretariat/Staff levels. They will also become familiar with force management processes, from the determination of force requirements to the resourcing of requirements, including the allocation of resources and the assessment of their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and missions in a joint/combined environment.
Instruction is accomplished by using lecture conferences and after action reviews. There are no examinations. Students should read/scan the Army Force Management Model primer prior to the start of the course. Students should also ensure they bring their CAC and also know their AKO password for this course.
The one-week course can accommodate up to 60 personnel and is currently offered 16 times a year.
The course is mandatory for officers (Colonel and below) and civilians (GS/GM 9-15) assigned to the Army Staff (ARSTAF) and the Office of the Secretary of the Army (OSA). As stated in DA Memo 1-11, personnel will attend this course after they complete agency training and the HQDA Staff Officer Orientation. Additionally, personnel assigned to HQDA Field Operating Agencies (FOAs), Direct Reporting Units (DRUs) and Army Commands, located within the National Capital Region (NCR) are invited to participate in the training.
Prospective students cannot directly enroll themselves through the school website. Individuals must apply through the formal nomination process.
If you have questions about the enrollment procedures, quotas, registration, scheduling, class dates, security clearances, space availability,
nomination process or prerequisites, CONTACT the AFMS Registrar: (703)805-4904.
Army Logistics University (ALU)
Combat Training, Doctrine Developers Integration Course
This course is primarily for TRADOC CP 32 training development, capability development or doctrine development civilian interns (GS-7 through GS-9) or other newly assigned TRADOC personnel in positions requiring any of these three disciplines. Nominees will be accepted based on the following priority: 1) CP 32 training development, capability development or doctrine development interns; 2) CP 32 personnel currently working in the training development, capability development or doctrine development arenas; 3) military who perform functions in any one or more of the aforementioned disciplines; 4) Other DA civilian interns in other career programs.
Prerequisites: Prior to attendance, attendees must complete the Army Management Staff College distributed learning Foundation Course, http://www.amsc.belvoir.army.mil/ces/fc/
To enroll, contact the POC for the respective service listed below.
Prerequisites: Nominees should have a need for decision analysis methodologies and techniques to generate rigorous and logically defensible decisions within the defense department.
To enroll, contact the POC for the respective service listed below.
Prerequisites: Nominees should have (but is not mandatory) assignments in research and development, product/project management, plans and analysis, systems analysis, or an equivalent field concerned with management and evaluation of Government programs. Prior familiarity with probability and statistics is preferred.
To enroll, contact the POC for the respective service listed below.
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
Introduction to Criminal Investigation Training Program (ICITP)
Although the ICITP provides an overview of the criminal investigative process and focuses on the role of the criminal investigator, it is designed for non-criminal investigator personnel. Specifically in mind are regulatory and compliance inspectors, paralegals, auditors, technical personnel, and others who might assist in a criminal investigation, be required to testify in a criminal matter, or refer a matter to court for criminal investigators.
Enrollment is accomplished by the CP55 Career Program Manager who will contact the FLETC at the following address and number:
John E. Reid and Associates, Inc.
3 Day Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation
This 3 day course will instruct the students how to evaluate case facts, asses the truthfulness of a suspect, and conduct an interview and interrogation. The instruction will focus on behavior symptom analysis, interviewer characteristics and interview environment, interviewing protocol, factual analysis, evaluating the alibi, the Behavioral Analysis Interview, and the Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Graduate School
Fundamentals of Writing (WRIT 7010D)
Report Writing (WRIT7020D)
Army Manager's Internal Control (MIC) Administration (AUDT9015G)
Interviewing Techniques (STAF8012D)
Thinking Clearly, Writing Clearly (WRIT1101A)
Briefing Techniques (COMM7002D)
Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE), Army (BUDG8001D)
USDA Grad School Registration Information:
|Competitive Selection Process|
The CP-55 FCR uses a process to rank-order candidates for CPD training opportunities. About half the rating weight is on professional accomplishments, as indicated by diversity of positions held, experience in leadership, ratings of performance, receipt of formal awards, and statements of individual knowledge, skills, and abilities. The remainder focuses on indicators of appropriateness for the particular training, such as timing in the career, motivation of the employee, and ratings and endorsements by the supervisor and others in the functional chain. Of particular importance is the Utilization Plan to ensure that the Return of Investment to Army, the organization, and the individual is maximized.
|Points of Contact (POC)|
Address queries, application information and/or application submissions to:
|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 http://www.civiliantraining.army.mil/Pages/Homepage.aspx
The ACTEDS Training Catalog