The ACTEDS Training Catalog

Housing Management (CP-27)

Army Housing Academy

Army Housing Academy (AHA) provides housing careerists Army specific training on the five core areas of Army Housing: Army Family Housing (AFH), General/Flag Officer Quarters (GFOQ), Housing Services Office (HSO), Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) and Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH). Training is directly related to the day-to-day functions expected of Army housing careerists. Training provides technical competencies in Army housing programs. Courses are offered in basic and advanced levels.

Professional Development Seminar

This forum is designed to enhance the managerial and leadership skills of new and experienced Housing Professionals through formal classroom instruction, Senior Service Leadership interaction, and hands on training/workshops. Cross training housing careerists will enhance their professional/managerial and technical skills and will augment the proficiency of all housing operations. Housing careerists are nominated for this event through HQ IMCOM region.

Professional Certification Programs

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) offers two certifications: Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) and Certified Property Manager (CPM). NeighborWorks America offers a professional certificate in Homeownership and Community Lending, an essential component to the Housing Services Office Certification. In addition, the Professional Housing Management Association (PHMA) offers various levels of certification: Certified Defense Privatization Manager (CDPM), Levels 1, 2, and 3; Certified Defense Unaccompanied Housing Manager (CDUHM), Levels 1 and 2; Defense Functional Specialist (DFS); Defense Housing Manager (DHM); Defense Housing Professional (DHP); Defense Housing Director (DHD); Certified Defense Asset Manager (CDAM); Certified Defense Referral Specialist (CDRS). While these certification programs may enhance Housing Management skills, they are not required for CP-27 careerists.

Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)

Offers courses in financial operations, ethics, fair housing, and site management, including Investment Real Estate: Financial Tools (FIN402), Investment Real Estate Financing and Valuation - Parts One, Two, and Three (ASM603, 604, 605), Ethics for the Real Estate Manager (ETH800), Fair Housing and Beyond (FHS201), Sustainable Real Estate Management (SRM001), and Successful Site Management (RES201).

Military Housing and Lodging Institute (MHLI)

Offers courses in customer service, housing counseling/referral services, facilities management, housing inspections, unaccompanied personnel housing (UPH), privatization, asset management, and lodging.

National Development Council (NDC)

Offers financial courses beneficial to Army Housing careerists, including Real Estate Finance (ED202), Home Ownership Finance (HD410), and Rental Housing Development Finance (HD420).

NeighborWorks America

Offers courses on such topics as housing counseling, foreclosure prevention and intervention, mortgage lending, and asset management. The required courses for the Homeownership and Community Lending Certificate and HSO Certification are Lending Basics for Homeownership Counselors (HO103), Compliance with State and Federal Regulations (HO105), Foreclosure Basics (HO109), Introduction to Homeownership Counseling (HO110), Homebuyer Education Methods: Training the Trainer (HO229), and Postpurchase Education Methods (HO247).

Payment for Professional Certification.

Managers may authorize certification training on a course-by-course basis for employees to develop competencies that meet identified training needs. Receipt of professional certification as a result of such training must be an incidental by-product of the training. Paying an additional rate of tuition or fees so that an employee can obtain certification is prohibited.

Developmental Assignments

Cross training of employees (GS-09 through GS-15) will generate numerous managerial and technical skills, augmenting the proficiency of the Housing organization and its employees. The type and length of developmental assignments may vary, but should keep with identified career goals of the nominee. The Army Housing Training Program Manager will assist the applicant in identifying suitable assignments. Interested Careerists should work with the Army Housing Training Program Manager to design a comprehensive assignment that will enhance the nominee's performance in the Housing arena.

Training-With-Industry (TWI)

TWI is designed to strengthen the management and customer service skills of employees (GS-09 through GS-15) within Army Housing. TWI is a developmental assignment that provides participants a better understanding of operating a "business" in addition to providing optimum customer service. Training is conducted at various locations and ranges from three to six weeks in length. Interested Careerists should work with their supervisor and the Army Housing Training Program Manager to develop a TWI program that will enhance an employee's performance.


Commands will not be reimbursed for salaries and personal benefits for training participants or costs incurred through temporary backfill of the vacated position.

Competitive Selection Procedures

The process used by the Army Housing Functional Chief's Representative (FCR) for selecting candidates for professional development training includes an evaluation of the recommendations at each level of the submission process - supervisor, IMCOM, CP-27 Career Planning Board, and HQDA. Each evaluation will be based on information provided by the nominee, to include experience (including outside activities), education, previous training, appropriateness of training to the employee's occupation, awards, performance appraisals, motivation for requesting training, and post-training utilization plan.

Grade level

GS-09 and above are eligible and may apply; Housing Management Personnel below the GS-09 level may be eligible on a case by case basis.

Point of Contact Katherine Krasznekewicz
Phone: (571) 256-9736

Submit application packages to:
Army Housing Division
600 Army Pentagon
Washington DC 20310-0600
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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