Employees enrolling in a Civilian Education System course in the 3rd and 4th quarters of FY10 will notice a major change in the application process.

Beginning Nov. 18, the distributed Learning portions of the Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced courses will need to be completed and documented in the Civilian Human Resources Application System (CHRTAS) before students apply for the resident phase of the respective course. Before, students enrolled in both phases and completed the dL portion prior to the resident phase of the course. Students will now have 365 days to complete dL versus the prior 180 days.

Following completion of the dL portion, students will be able to apply for resident portion of the course. The resident phase of the Basic Course is at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and the resident phase for the Intermediate and Advanced Courses is at Fort Belvoir, Va. Individuals applying for the resident course will only be able to see classes 60 days out or greater and the last class shown will be within 365 days from the dL completion date.

Students with already approved reservations for resident courses will follow the linked registration process. They will not need to reapply for the dL course.

This change is designed to increase the pool of eligible applicants who have met the dL phase 1 requirement in order to increase attendance at the resident course and enhance training opportunities for the Army Civilian Corps.

All of these policy changes will be reflected in Army Regulation 350-1: Army Civilian Education System, according to HQDA, Office of the Army G-3/5/7.

CES is a progressive and sequential leader development program that provides enhanced leader development and education opportunities for Army civilians throughout their careers.

The program provides a foundation of quality education and professional development crucial for advancement and successful job performance as Army civilians make career choices.

To register for CES courses, visit the CHRTAS website at https://www.atrrs.army.mil/channels/chrtas.