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Can Army Retirees Take Army Correspondence Courses?

I'm retired army and like to take army correspondent courses in technical trades for job skills improvement. Construction, plumbing and electrical. Can i get these courses for certification?

More than likely no.


You have an interesting question. I would say you might be able to obtain a wavier to enroll in these courses. I would suggest you go to:

This is the AIPD site (Army Institute for Professional Development). At the bottom of the page there is a link to request assistance. You might also want to review TRADOC Regulation: 350-70 and ARMY Pamphlet 351-20, AR 350-59.

Another approach would be to look in the front of the regulation and contact the office responsible for the Army Correspondence Program and disscuss the issue with them as they would most likely be the office that would grant a waiver for you to enroll.

On another note if you have the GI Bill available it will pay for certifications in certain fields.  Check with the local education center for assistance.


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posted on 12/26/2016 under Q&A
Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training.

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