Basic Course DL


Course Number

1-250-C60 (DL)

Delivery Method

Online (Blackboard)


Self-paced not to exceed 180 days

Academic Hours





This 100% online version of 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. Per AR 350-1, the Basic Course is required for supervisors grades GS 5–9 or equivalent.

This is an intense online course. The preferred method of completion is to dedicate up to three weeks of time in a distraction free space. Realizing that is not always possible, students will have 180 days to complete the course.

Subjects Covered

  • Learning Styles Preferences
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Army Writing
  • Briefing and Public Speaking
  • Influential Feedback
  • Leadership
  • Coaching, Counseling, and Mentoring
  • Team Building
  • Managing Conflict
  • Self-Development
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Risk Management


  • Army Civilians in permanent appointments in grades GS 1–9 or equivalent.
  • Military supervisors of Army Civilians, DoD and other Federal agency leaders, and term and temporary Army Civilians.
  • Army Appropriated Fund (AF), Non-appropriated Fund (NAF), Wage Grade (WG), Local National (LN) personnel.


Additional Information

  • Army Civilians must have a current performance rating of successful or above and be in good conduct standing.

Accessing the Course

View our Course Registration Process guide for application instructions. Follow any instructions received in system-generated emails. This course is accessed via and does not require a CAC-enabled computer.

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