The ACTEDS Training Catalog

Installation Management (CP-29)


Career Program 29 (CP29), Installation Management (IM) is comprised of twenty-four thousand plus (24K+) professionals and encompasses sixty-three (63) occupational series. CP29 includes Appropriated Fund (AF), Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF), Wage Grade (WG), and Local National (LN) employees. IM careerists serve in multiple commands to include, but not limited to: Installation Management Command (IMCOM), Army Materiel Command (AMC), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), and the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM).

Army Civilian Training, Education and Development Systems (ACTEDS) funds have been allocated to the CP-29 Functional Chief's Representative for the purpose of training, education and develop of careerists who make up CP-29. Training and development opportunities are intended to provide a competency based approach in which knowledge, skills, and abilities are built. Developmental activities include formal classroom and on-the-job developmental assignments that align with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Army Human Capital Strategic Plans and will be substantiated in our ACTEDS Plan. The following overview of program offerings and procedures is provided for your information in selecting and applying for CP29 developmental activities.

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.

CP29 only accepts training applications for announced competitive professional development opportunities as described below. All applications for the following professional development opportunities must meet the minimum application requirements and will be competitively select and may include a board.

Identification of Requirements

  1. The developmental activity/training requested must be reflected on an approved Individual Development Plan either in Army Career Tracker or their commands' approved IDP form.
  2. Completion of CES requirements appropriate to grade level
  3. 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.
  4. No negative rating or disciplinary action during the current or previous rating cycle.
  5. Additional Information:
    1. Cash advances are not authorized. Employees MUST obtain a Government Credit Card (through their local activity) prior to travel.
    2. Rental cars are not authorized, however the employee's activity may choose to fund.
    3. If an employee must cancel their training, the employee must immediately notify their supervisor, the course provider, and the CP29 Proponent Office. Failure to coordinate cancellation of training with the CP29 POC may result in employee being held responsible for the vendor's cancellation fees.
Competitive Professional Development (CPD)
Short Term Training (STT)


Training of 120 calendar days or less.

Short-term training is defined as courses that are 120 calendar days or less in length. All courses over 120 are considered Long-term training. CP29 does not currently fund any long term training activities. STT courses are offered on-site at various Army locations around the world. Each year the career program in coordination with the Functional Chief Representative (FCR), the Activity Career Program Managers (ACPM), and through needs analysis, will identify short-term training requirements and opportunities. ACPMs will be given an opportunity to volunteer to host a STT on-site training. This approach allows the career program to target competency gaps of the broadest target audience and minimize the use of ACTEDS resources for travel expenses. A list of STT opportunities will be announce each fiscal year through the Activity Career Program Managers (ACPM), Command Career Program Managers (CCPM), the CP29 Army Career Tracker (ACT) portal page, and the CP29 webpage located at

Developmental Assignments Program (DAP)


Training of 120 calendar days or less.

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) within another installation management functional area and/or location that will help them gain skills and experience necessary to make greater contributions within the Installation Management profession. DAP opportunities will be open for application each year on 1 October. The applications will be rated and boarded by a small diverse panel including ACPMs. Selectees will be notified of selection in December and all DAPs will begin no later than February of the FY. Please see the CP29 webpage for application forms and procedures ( The CP29 DAP is operated under the guidance of the Functional Chief Representative (FCR) and Chief, CP29 Proponency Office. TDY and per diem will be supported through CP29 ACTEDS funds. Target audience for DAP assignments is GS09 - GS13 and NAF equivalent.

Academic Degree Training (ADT)


Training of 120 calendar days or less.

CP29 currently funds Academic Degree Training (ADT) for those careerists who are seeking a graduate degree from an accredited non-profit university. Masters in Public Administration (MPA) or a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) are highly preferred and viewed as providing an excellent return on investment and contribute to preparation for service at levels of greater responsibility within the field of IM. Specific application instructions are available in the ACTEDS Catalog (located at In addition to the ACTEDS Catalog application procedures, CP29 careerist must meet the following requirements.

  1. ADT is open to GS12 - 14 and NAF equivalent assigned to a CP29 permanent position.
  2. Applicants must have three (3) years of permanent, full-time employment as an Army Civilian at time of application.
  3. Applicants must have met admission criteria as determined by the University.
  4. Course of study must be from an accredited not-for-profit University.
  5. Employees must sign a continuous service agreement for three (3) times the length of the training; to begin upon successful completion of the program.
  6. Funding under an approved "Degree Program" cannot exceed three (3) years.
  7. Applicants must plan for at least a three semester lead-time due to the lengthy approval process of the application package.
  8. ADT applicants will be accepted on a continual basis but will not be boarded until late January of each fiscal year. Completed packets will be submitted to
  9. Funding will be provided for tuition and books
  10. Funding is not authorized for per diem or travel.
  11. Supervisor approval is required prior to any program start.

University Training


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

Point of Contact


CP29 Email:
Office Phone:   (210) 466-0956 (DSN 471)

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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