Self-paced not to exceed 180 days
The 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 in grades GS 5–9 or equivalent.
The course teaches students to solve problems, think critically, and understand basic Army problem solving methodology; communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and persuasively; understand and apply elements of effective leader interpersonal skills; understand and apply basic leadership principles to effectively lead small teams; and embrace personal and professional development for self, and subordinates, as part of the requirement for Army service.
The Basic Course is a 100% self-paced, online learning experience. The suggested completion method 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. The resident and virtual resident classes were discontinued beginning in FY23.
View our Application Process guide for application instructions. Follow any instructions received in system-generated emails. This course is accessed via Blackboard.com and does not require a CAC-enabled computer.
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