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The Civilian Education System (CES) Basic Course is designed for the Army Civilian leader who exercises direct leadership to effectively lead and care for teams. The Basic Course is the required leader development course for all Army Civilians in grades GS–01 through GS–09 or equivalent.

Students have two options to complete the Basic Course. You may choose to attend a resident two week course at Fort Leavenworth, KS or you may choose to conduct a 100% online version of the course.

The two week resident version of the Basic Course is offered 15 times per year and slots are very competitive as seats are limited to just 240 students per year. Prerequisites for this course are the CES Foundation Course and the Basic Course DL Phase 1.

The 100% online version of the Basic Course is offered 12 times per year and space is readily available for all students in grades GS 01-09 who have completed the Foundation Course.

For more information on each of these Basic Course offerings click on the links below:


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