Advanced Course


Course Number

Phase 1

1-250-C62 (DL)

Phase 2


Delivery Method

Phase 1

Online (Blackboard)

Phase 2

Virtual Classroom (Blackboard)


Phase 1

Self-paced not to exceed 180 days

Phase 2

Six weeks

Academic Hours

Phase 1


Phase 2



Phase 1


Phase 2



The Advanced Course prepares upper grade Army Civilian leaders (GS 13-15) to assume increasing levels of responsibility and leadership within organizations. Graduates are skilled in leading complex organizations in support of national security and defense strategies, managing organizational resources, leading change, inspiring vision and creativity, directing program management, and integrating Army systems.

The course is conducted through blended learning consisting of a distributed learning (DL) Phase 1 and an instructor-facilitated Phase 2.

Phase 1 – DL


The Advanced Course Phase 1 is available to all Army Civilians as a self-development tool.


Phase 2 – Resident

Phase 2 Virtual Classroom Information

The Advanced Course Phase 2 is currently operating in an online, virtual classroom format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The six week course presents the full resident curriculum through an entirely online Distributed Learning format using This is a group participation course with resident course instructors facilitating the learning. It is not a self-paced online distance learning course where students work alone. Students completing the virtual classroom Phase 2 will receive full credit for the resident Advanced Course and will not be required to travel to Fort Leavenworth, KS.

  1. This course requires a minimum commitment of 24 hours of organizational work time per week.
  2. This course involves online instruction in both a synchronous mode (realtime/simultaneous interface with instructors) and in an asynchronous mode (delayed/non-simultaneous participation).
  3. Students will be assigned to seminars that convene twice during each calendar week for 7.5 hours each session.
  4. Seminar sessions are on either a Monday/Thursday rhythm or on a Tuesday/Friday rhythm with Wednesday designated for individual/group work.

NOTE: Students do not have to be serving in a Central Standard Time (CST) zone location, but they must be available to participate during the CST working hours (0800-1600) for an estimated time of 24 hours per week in synchronous mode. Have access to a location with high speed internet access, computer device with webcam and audio/microphone capabilities (headset recommended). This may require students to have access to a commercial internet capability and personal computer/equipment if Government NIPR network and/or Government provided computer/equipment does not support full participation in the synchronous course activities.


  • Army Civilians in permanent appointments in grades GS-13 through GS-15 (or equivalent).
  • Army Non-appropriated Fund (NAF), Wage Grade (WG), Local National (LN).


  • Foundation Course (required only for individuals hired after September 30, 2006).
  • Advanced Course DL Phase 1 must be complete before the instructor-facilitated Phase 2.

Selection Priority

  • Priority 1: Army Civilians in a permanent appointment to a supervisory or managerial positions.
  • Priority 2: Army Civilians in a permanent appointment to a non-supervisory position.
  • Priority 3: Military supervisors of Army Civilians, DOD, or other Federal agency leaders. Army Civilians in term or temporary appointments who are responsible for leading or supervising Army Civilians. Priority 3 attendees are not centrally funded and must be funded by their organization.

Additional Information

  • Army Civilians must have a current performance rating of successful or above and be in good conduct standing.
  • Students must graduate from Phase 1 prior to registering for Phase 2.
  • CES courses are centrally funded for most Department of the Army Civilians. Refer to AR 350-1 for specific requirements and eligibility.
  • Courses are open to DOD employees and employees from other military departments. These employees are NOT centrally funded.

Accessing the Course

Apply through CHRTAS. If applying for Phase 2, select Advanced Course Phase 2 radio button, then Web Class (Select “400” series radio button). Verify email address and submit your request. Follow any instructions received in system-generated emails. This course is conducted using and does not require a CAC-enabled computer.

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