Civilian Education System students work as a team
Maria Forte, Georgie Anderson, and Thomas Clanton are working on their subordinate development plan layout at the Intermediate Course 09-12 on Aug. 27 at Army Management Staff College, Fort Belvoir, Va.

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Nov. 20, 2009) -- Civilian employees registering for courses at the Army Management Staff College and elsewhere face a major change in the application process.

Those registering for basic, intermediate, and advanced courses of the Civilian Education System must now complete a distributed-learning course online prior to applying for a seat in the resident course.

In the past, employees could apply for the resident and online courses at the same time and complete them simultaneously. But now, the distributed-learning course must be completed before attending the resident course, officials said.

<b>More changes</b>

While the distributed-learning course is valid for 365 days from registration, employees have six months to complete the course once they begin.

Once the dL course is complete, employees can apply for resident courses 60 days and beyond prior to the start date of the resident course.

Students with already approved reservations for resident courses will not need to reapply for the dL or resident course.

<b>Upcoming classes</b>

The following CES courses are open for registration:

<b>Basic Course:</b> Jan. 25 to Feb. 5, with an application deadline of Nov. 26; Feb. 22 to March 5, with an application deadline of Dec. 24; March 15 to 26, with an application deadline of Jan. 14; April 12 to 23, with an application deadline of Feb. 11; and May 3 to 14, with an application deadline of March 4.

<b>Intermediate Course:</b> Feb. 8 to 26, with an application deadline of Dec. 1; March 8 to 26, with an application deadline of Jan. 7; April 5 to 23, with an application deadline of Feb. 4; and May 10 to 28, with an application deadline of March 11.

<b>Advanced Course:</b> Feb. 1 to 26, with an application deadline of Dec. 3; May 3 to 28, with an application deadline of March 4; and Aug. 9 to Sept. 3, with an application deadline of June 10.

<b>Continuing Education for Senior Leaders:</b> Jan. 25 to 29, with an application deadline of Nov. 26; April 26 to 30, with an application deadline of Feb. 25; and Aug. 2 to 6, with an application deadline of June 3.

A full schedule of classes and guidance on how to apply are available at the Registrar link on the AMSC Web site, amsc.belvoir.army.mil.

(Withers is an assistant marketing specialist with AMSC.)

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