General CP-64 Aviation is comprised of 19 Occupational series. Several of these series are unique to only CP-64 while others are shared with other Civilian Career Programs. Shared series are not automatically coded and requests for changes to or from CP-64 Aviation require review by the CP-64 Career Program Proponency Office (CPPO).
As a relatively new career program CP-64 is continuing to identify core competencies and related functional and technical training. In addition, CP-64 supports Competitive Professional Development (CPD) training opportunities.
CPD opportunities may include: Continuing Job-Related Education; Technical Training; Accredited Continuing Education Programs; and Career Broadening Developmental Assignments. These opportunities are designed to develop a pool of high-potential careerists for positions of leadership or higher responsibility in our career program and challenge existing leaders to reach new levels of professional achievement.
Our funding is prioritized each year to put emphasis on competency gap closure through web based technical training and potentially outreach training. Each year the CP-64 Career Program Planning Board (CPPB) reviews the ratio of funding for each training element based on priorities of the Career Program Proponency Office (CPPO). Funding for FY 16 and FY 17 will be based on funding availability.
Short-Term Training (1st priority - all programs may not be funded)
|Short-Term Programs and Outreach Training|
Short Term Training provides careerists with a competency-based approach for developing or broadening individual competencies. Short-term, or less than full-time training, will be supported when the training is in keeping with Army Civilian Training and Education Development System (ACTEDS) identified training needs and is particularly meritorious and timely with significant benefit to the individual and the organization. This opportunity for training (120 calendar days or less) is designed to broaden careerists' experience, knowledge and perspective in aviation management and operational techniques. Examples of training instances in this category include aviation related technical courses offered through various training providers and accredited vendors. Outreach courses are technical based courses or gap closure courses that are brought on-site to reduce travel and per diem costs and are hosted in government provided facilities. Short term developmental assignments related to technical competencies or increased proficiencies may also be included. An example could be participating in an airfield evaluation team inspection.
|OPM Management Development Center Seminars|
The OPM Management Development Center provides leadership, management and technology seminars to mid and senior level employees to improve their knowledge and skills. The seminars provide the latest knowledge to ensure participants are current in their functional areas and also may cross-train in other functional areas in preparation for advancement. The seminars are located at the OPM MDC in Shepherdstown, WV and Denver, CO.
|Defense Resource Management Institute (DRMI)|
Established in 1965 as an educational institution by the Secretary of Defense the DRMI conducts professional education programs in analytical decision making and resources management for military officers of all services, and senior civilian officials (GS09 and above) of the United States and 162 other countries.
|Competitive Professional Development (2nd priority - all programs may not be funded)|
The Competitive Professional Development (CPD) Program is open to Army Civilians serving in career status appointments, Schedule A excepted appointments without time limitation, or excepted appointments in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS), who have a total of three years of service in an Army Civilian permanent position(s); who have completed the appropriate level of Civilian Education System (CES) training; and any other course/program prerequisites. Army Civilians include local National (LN) employees of comparable pay grades (when their salaries are funded with Operations and Maintenance Army (OMA) dollars).
The type of developmental assignment may vary, but should be in keeping with identified organizational needs and the career goals of the nominee. Activity Career Program Managers (ACPMs) and Command Career Program Managers (CCPMs) identify and recommend suitable assignments to the CP-64 Proponency Office for consideration. Developmental assignments are competitively advertised throughout the fiscal year based on available funding.
In FY16 CP-64 will work with NETCOM, FORSCOM, ATSCOM, TRADOC, ACSIM, IMCOM and USAACE to identify best opportunities for developmental assignments to include no cost, job swap and CP-64 funded travel. Salary remains the responsibility of the organization.
|Senior Leader Development Programs|
CP-64 does not routinely provide funding for Federal Executive Institute (FEI), programs, the Harvard University Program for Senior Executive Fellows (SEF), the Defense Senior Leader Development Program (DSLDP), or the DoD Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). Each fiscal year the CP-64 Career Program Planning Board (CPPB) will determine which programs to support and opportunities will be competitively advertised.
Training with industry (TWI) is not used at this time. Any requests or recommendations for potential TWI assignments would be vetted by the CP-64 Proponency Team and competitively announced. This assignment should be in keeping with identified organizational needs and the career goals of the nominee.
|Academic Degree Training (ADT) (3rd Priority - may not be offered each FY)|
|Academic Degree Training (ADT) Guidelines|
University Training includes undergraduate and graduate level programs in technical areas as well as limited programs designed to enhance the managerial and leadership skills of experienced professionals. Employees must have career status, have three years of Army permanent Civilian service, and be in a permanent competitive appointment. Selection will be based on the need for the training to assist in competency gap closure, previous funded training, competitive considerations and the utilization plan.
|Academic Degree Training (ADT) Checklist Career Program Unique Requirement|
Candidates who apply for ADT (training or education with the stated objective of getting an academic degree) must provide the information found in the "ADT Checklist" link below as well as the following career program unique requirements which are listed as item #11 on the checklist:
|Funding and Competitive Considerations|
While in short term training applicant's Command/Activity will continue paying all costs for salary and personal benefits. Costs for authorized travel, per diem, tuition, and books will be covered by ACTEDS resources, as available, and in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR). CP-64 will not pay for rental cars, travel in/around the TDY site or local mileage.
Our ACTEDS centralized funding is provided through Operations and Maintenance Army (OMA) dollars. Based on current regulations OMA funds cannot be used for individuals in Mil-Tech positions or for those who are in positions funded by Non-Appropriated funds (NAF).
CP-64 does not fund travel associated with University or College courses or academic degree training (ADT). See University Training/ADT and Competitive Selection Considerations for more details.
|Competitive Selection Considerations|
Selection of employees for training will be made without regard to political preference, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, age, or sexual orientation. Applicants will be rated against the following factors:
Footnotes for chart above
All applications for FY175 Competitive Professional Development Training Programs are due to Career Program-64 on a quarterly basis by the dates shown below. These deadlines are required to ensure all submissions meet the ASA (M&RA) input suspense dates. Check with your local HR personnel, training coordinator and/or CP-64 career program manager for internal deadlines.
The submission deadlines are as follows:
|Completion of Training|
Career Program-64 individuals awarded ACTEDS funds must provide completed copies of the SF 642, grade reports or other evidence of successful completion of training for each funded course. Army has moved management of Civilian training to GoArmyEd. All applicants will complete forms in that system. (see below) Individuals will be responsible for maintaining records of all funds received for ACTEDS training.
All participants selected for funding for certain competitive programs and training over 120 days are required to sign a Continued Service Agreement (CSA) equal to at least three times the length of the training and may be required to sign a Mobility Agreement when participating in a developmental assignment. CSA service obligation begins after the completion of training. A CSA is required for CP-64 funded training even if training is on the employees personal time. See http://cpol.army.mil/library/permiss/7b2.html
Participants are responsible for accessing GoArmyEd (GoArmyEd.com)to create a profile and to complete a SF 182 training request. Documentation must contain the signatures of the supervisor, FCR/FCR Representative, and a G-3 Budget Analyst prior to students beginning an ACTEDS training assignment. All candidates will use the Defense Travel System (DTS) for travel.
Students who attend a training assignment prior to receiving an approved SF 182 or DD Form 1610 Travel Authorization, certified with the signature of a G-3 budget Analyst and an ACTEDS funding citation, signed and dated by a budget analyst in the G-3 RM office will be responsible for costs associated with the training assignment.
We must receive documents in GoArmyEd at least 30 days prior to the training start date to ensure there is sufficient lead time for the processing of training documents prior to the proposed training start date. If training has CP-64 approved travel then we must receive documents at least 45 days prior to the training start date.
|Point of Contact|
Submit application packages to
CP-64 Proponency Office
Phone: (334) 255-0307; DSN: 558-0307; Fax: 334-255-2639
|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), General Grade (GG), non-appropriated fund (NAF), local national (LN) and wage schedule (WG/WL/WS) employees. CES leadership courses, or designated equivalent courses, are required for all Army Civilians. Employees should identify 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.
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
|Army Career Tracker (ACT)|
Army Career Tracker (ACT) is an Army web portal created to change significantly the way training, education and experiential learning support is provided to Army enlisted, officer, civilian, and their leaders/supervisors. Users can search multiple education and training resources, monitor career development and receive advice from their leadership. Additionally, ACT will allow the user to:
More information on ACT can be found on the Civilian Training and Leader Development website
Aviation Civilians will use GoArmyEd (GoArmyEd.com) to process online training applications and SF 182 Authorization, Agreement and Certification of Training requests for G-3/5/7 centrally and command-funded training and professional development.
Schools and vendors with existing GoArmyEd accounts to manage Army Tuition Assistance-funded enrollments will use their same accounts to manage Army Civilian-funded enrollments.
More information on GoArmyEd can be found on the Civilian Training and Leader Development (CTLD) website:
In addition to the Community Page located in ACT, CP-64 also maintains a MilSuite page that provides calendar updates, training suspense dates, upcoming training activities and other related information. Interested Individuals can subscribe to follow and/or join at: https://www.milsuite.mil/book/groups/career-program-64-cp-64-aviation/
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