Foundation Course


Course Number

1-250-C59 (DL)

Delivery Method

Online (ALMS)


Self-paced not to exceed 180 days

Academic Hours





The Foundation Course provides Army Civilians with an orientation to leader development concepts, building their careers, and becoming Army Civilian leaders. The course objectives are to understand U.S. Army leadership doctrine; increase self-awareness as it relates to one's profession; understand team building, group dynamics, and effective communication; assess individual values and how they relate to professional ethics; understand how to manage professional advancement and leverage career potential; and complete administrative requirements expected of Army Civilians.

Subjects Covered

  • The Role of an Army Civilian
  • Core Values
  • Problem Solving
  • Flexibility and Resilience
  • Written Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Continual Development
  • Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP)
  • Risk Management


The Foundation Course is available to all Army Civilians as a self-development tool.



Additional Information

  • The Foundation Course is required for all Army Civilians employed after 30 September 2006.
  • Interns are required to complete the Foundation Course before completion of their intern program.
  • The Risk Management Civilian Basic Course is required for all Foundation Course students who have not already completed it. Students who have already completed the Risk Management course are not required to complete it again and will automatically receive credit in the Army Learning Management System (ALMS). If students have not completed the Risk Management course prior to taking the Foundation Course, they are required to complete it before they receive credit for the Foundation Course.

Accessing the Course

View our Course Registration Process guide for application instructions. Follow any instructions received in system-generated emails. The course is delivered through the Army Learning Management System and requires a CAC-enabled computer to access all module exams.

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