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Army Correspondence Courses & Promotion Points 2024

Army Correspondence Courses
Army Correspondence Courses 2023

Army Correspondence Courses are self-paced, distance learning courses offered by the United States Army to its soldiers and civilian personnel.

Army correspondence courses help soldiers progress and increase their knowledge about the military.

These correspondence courses are available to soldiers on active duty, the reserve, the National Guard, and the Department of Army Civilians.

What topics do Army correspondence courses cover?

Army correspondence courses cover a variety of topics, such as:

  • Military Knowledge: Military History, Customs, Traditions, Tactical and Strategic Planning
  • Military Occupational Specialties (MOS): Technical Skills, Qualifications, and Certificates
  • Physical Fitness and Health: Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), Army PRT
  • Leadership & Management: Problem-Solving, Leadership Styles, Decision Making, etc.
  • Army Regulations and Policies: Army Promotion Points System, Uniform Regulations, Appearance Regulation

Do correspondence courses give you promotion points?

Many of the Army’s correspondence courses can be used to earn promotion points; soldiers can also use them to earn college credits and fulfill training requirements.

Do you need some promotion points? Army correspondence courses are the way to go.

We will also discuss the Army Correspondence Course Program or ACCP. 

The Army Correspondence Course Program (ACCP) is part of the broader Distributed Learning (DL) system, encompassing all forms of online training and education in the Army. 

The ACCP is a program built into the military where you do online training that earns you promotion points. 

All correspondence courses can be found in the Army Correspondence Course Program (ACCP).

The Army Learning Management System (ALMS) is the primary platform through which soldiers access and complete ACCP courses.

Army correspondence courses and promotion points

As I previously mentioned, Army correspondence courses are online training that equals Army promotion points and can be accessed through the ACCP program. 

Why do you need the ACCP program? For E4s to E5s, this is an additional 78 promotion points. And for E5s to E6, it bumps up to 84 promotion points. 

Now, how do you get 78 or 84 promotion points? It’s all about how many hours you put into the training. For every certificate completed, you will earn promotion points.

You get one promotion point for every five hours you spend on an online training course. So, for example, if you complete twenty hours of online coursework, you will get four promotion points. You can add that up very quickly. 

These promotion points are crucial for your promotion; these and all your other points will be listed in the Army promotion point worksheet.

How do you get these promotion points?

After you complete the online training and get the certificate, you will earn promotion points. 

Once you get that certificate, you will earn promotion points, which will be updated on your ERB and your promotion point worksheet after 48 to 72 hours.

Where do you do correspondence course training?

There are three different sites and sources to which you can go to complete these correspondence courses and earn promotion points.

 Army Learning Management System (ALMS)

  • The Army Learning Management System (ALMS) is the primary location for most correspondence courses. 

Joint Knowledge Online (JKO)

  • Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) is a web-based learning management system with various correspondence courses. It’s available for members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, and other Department of Defense civilians.

Army Skill Port

  • Army Skill Port, also called Army e-Learning, is an online learning management system (LMS) that the United States Army offers to its soldiers and civilian staff. It has a variety of correspondence courses that count towards your promotion points.

Correspondence Courses and ERB

Once you’ve completed some of those correspondence courses, you can check your ERB.

And there, in the middle of your ERB, just above the assignment information, you’ll be able to see your correspondence course total hours right here.

These correspondence course hours may fluctuate continuously as the Army determines which courses are still valid. So if you see some of those numbers come down, the Army is updating its list of valid courses.

Army Correspondence Courses List 2023

Army Correspondence Courses: A list of some of the available correspondence courses

CodeCourse TitleCourse Hours
113 Q13Antenna Installation Course (MOS 25L ASI J2)65 Hours
301 D15Basic Intel Analyst AOC 35D,MOS 350F,G,Z,35F)39 Hours
113 M01Cable Systems Installer/Maintainer Course (MOS 25L10)80 Hours
052 M40Carpentry and Masonry Specialist Course (MOS 21W)50 Hours
805DM31Chaplain Assistant Initial Sustainment Training Course (MOS 56M)58 Hours
052 M21Combat Engineer Course (MOS 21B) & Bridge Crewman Course (MOS 21C)56 Hours
052 D11Combat Engineering Advanced Refresher Course (CMF 21)52 Hours
052 M11Combat Engineering Basic Refresher Course (CMF 21) MOS 21B98 Hours
031 M32Decontamination Course16 Hours
907 D23Defense Distribution Management Course158 Hours
907 D17Defense Hazardous Materials/Waste Handling Course24 Hours
052 M38Diver General Engineering Course (MOS 21D)84 Hours
091LD19Electronic Technology Course106 Hours
052 D57Engineer Combat Support Course37 Hours
052 D55Engineer Construction Course (MOS 21H)110 Hours
S7Simulation (4N-SIS7 (DL))66 Hours
SEJPME-US001Senior Enlisted JPME (SEJPME) I40 Hours
3G-MSBC (DL)Modeling And Simulation Basics Course30 Hours
8A-F63/551-F55 (DL)Defense Basic Preservation And Packing (CERT)26 Hours
4E-F26/431-F10 (DL)Intro To Expl Sfty Mgmt For Sfty Pros (CERT)24 Hours
J3OP-US112Joint Fires Observer Familiarization (JFOF)22 Hours
4E-F45/645-F29 (DL)Radiation Safety20 Hours
J3OP-US1380Intro Joint Multi-TDL Network (MTN) OPS JT10120 Hours
2G-F95 (DL)Additional Duty Safety Course Version 2.016 Hours
9E-F67/920-F35 (DL)Introduction To Ammunition (CERT)12 Hours
4E-F33/645-F17 (DL)Army Electrical Explosives Safety (CERT)12 Hours
2G-F94V3.1Commanders Safety Course8 Hours
4E-F62/645-F46 (DL)Ammunition Publications (CERT)8 Hours
4E-F28/645-F12 (DL)Ammunition & Explosives Storage Safety (CERT)8 Hours
9E-F69/920-F37 (DL)Hazmat Familiarization/safety In Trans (CERT)4 Hours
081SDL20-68CSUSTPractical Nurse SUST (DL) (68 Series MOS)130 Hours
081SDL20-68EDental Specialist SUST (DL) (68 series MOS)96 Hours
Army Correspondence Courses List 2023

Below is a comprehensive List of the Army Correspondence Course Program (ACCP) Program:

Summary Table:

Course TypeCorrespondence Courses
ProgramArmy Correspondence Course Program (ACCP)
FormatSelf-paced, distance learning
AudienceActive duty
National Guard soldiers
DOD Civilians
SubjectsLeadership, management, MOS & Military Knowledge
Primary PlatformArmy Learning Management System (ALMS)
Promotion PointsEarned by completing correspondence courses
Army Correspondence Course Program Table
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