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AU A4/6: Students - USAF DL

AU A4/6: USAF Distance Learning (DL) Courses

AU A4/6

Eligibility

Civil Air Patrol is fortunate to have a long term partnership with the Air Force Institute for Advanced Distributed Learning (AU A4/6).  Adult members who have completed Level I of the Senior Member Professional Development Program, and cadets who have earned the Mitchell Award are eligible to enroll in AU A4/6 AF Distance Learning courses, PROVIDED they also meet AU's eligibility requirements for the course in which they wish to enroll (see below).  These Air Force courses require substantial time and dedication to complete.  Students should register for a course only if they are committed to completing it.

Military Education Courses Eligibility Requirements and Notes
MSOS003 Squadron Officer School
(SOS)
1. Minimum CAP grade of Captain

2. Bachelor's Degree (The CAPNHQ Registrar will contact you with information on what documentation to send once your enrollment information is received. DO NOT send anything to CAPNHQ until requested.)  All exams are proctored exams and must be administered by a base education office or other authorized military facility.

NOTE: To enroll fill out the application in eServices at SOS Distance Learning Enrollment Application   You will be contacted by CAP NHQ staff and provided with enrollment instructions.

00030 Air Command and Staff College
(ACSC) 
1. Minimum CAP grade of Major

2. Bachelor's Degree (The CAPNHQ Registrar will contact you with information on what documentation to send once your enrollment information is received. DO NOT send anything to CAPNHQ until requested.)

NOTE: Due to Air University having system problems, send your enrollment request through the "ACSC Distance Learning Enrollment Application" link in eServices.  
 

00043 Air War College
(AWC)
1. Minimum CAP grade of
Lt Col

2. Bachelor's Degree (The CAPNHQ Registrar will contact you with information on what documentation to send once your enrollment information is received. DO NOT send anything to CAPNHQ until requested.)

NOTE: Due to Air University having system problems, send your enrollment request through the "AWC Distance Learning Enrollment Application" link in eServices.  

How to Register for AU A4/6 Courses other than SOS, ACSC, or AWC.

Note: Most links on this page will cause you to leave the .gov domain.

1.  Browse AU A4/6 at:
www.au.af.mil/au/afiadl, and scroll down to "AFCDA Course Catalog" to review available courses.

2.  Review the instructions below to enroll in SOS, ACSC, or AWC. 

3. To enroll in courses other than SOS, ACSC, or AWC, review the information below titled AU Form 23 Registration.

4. If you have any questions, contact CAP NHQ/PD at ProDev@capnhq.gov or call 
(toll free) 877.227.9142, Ext. 210.

5. If you require assistance while working on a course submit an email request to au.ecampussupport@maxwell.af.mil .  
 
To enroll in Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, or Air War College courses, use the following procedures: (NOTE: ACTIVE-DUTY, GUARD, OR RESERVE SERVICE MEMBERS MAY NOT RECEIVE CREDIT BY THEIR SERVICE FOR PME IF THEY DO NOT MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF THEIR SERVICE, i.e. an AF SSgt who is also a CAP Captain may not receive credit for Squadron Officer School in their Air Force record. They will, of course, be given credit for the CAP professional development program.)

Air Force Squadron Officer School (SOS) Enrollment NEW:

Member must be a Captain (or higher) in good standing with CAP and
 hold a bachelor's degree.  Review the table above for eligibility requirements. YOU WILL NOT BE ENROLLED if you do not meet grade and academic eligibility requirements.

Contact CAP NHQ at prodev@capnhq.gov for instructions on how to enroll in the course. 

You can find out additional information on the Squadron Officer School course at http://www.au.af.mil/au/soc/msos003.asp.  The following site has more information and contains enrollment information http://www.au.af.mil/au/soc/msos003.html.  Do not enroll in the course through this site until instructed to by CAP NHQ.

Air Force Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) Enrollment NEW:

1.  The ACSC Distance Learning Enrollment application allows CAP members, in the grade of Major (or higher) in good standing with CAP and holding a bachelor's degree, to enroll in the Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) DL program.  Additional information on the ACSC program may be found at
http://www.au.af.mil/au/acsc/distance-learning.asp. Review the table above for eligibility requirements. YOU WILL NOT BE ENROLLED if you do not meet grade and academic eligibility requirements.

2.  If you are a Major (or higher), the ACSC Enrollment option will be available on your 'CAP Utilities' menu in eServices titled "ACSC Enrollment", click on it and follow the directions to submit your application.

a. Once your enrollment request is submitted, the next notice you will receive will be from the CAP registrar requesting a copy of your college transcript.  To prevent a delay of your acceptance into the course you should request a transcript from your college or university if you don’t have an official copy.
b. After the CAP registrar receives your transcript, ACSC will be notified of your eligibility to take the ACSC correspondence course.
c. ACSC will send you instructions on how to setup your Air University account so you can get course access.  Follow the instructions and contact ACSC student services, or CAP Professional Development at ProDev@capnhq.gov, if you have any problems.
d. Once you have set up your account, notify ACSC student services your account has been established.  They will place you in a course once they have been informed your account is established.
e. You will receive information via email on how to access Blackboard as soon as ACSC places you in the course.

3.  If you require assistance submit an email request to au.ecampussupport@maxwell.af.mil .  
 

Air Force Air War College (AWC) Enrollment NEW:

1.  The AWC Distance Learning Enrollment application allows CAP members, in the grade of Lt Col (or higher) in good standing with CAP and holding a bachelor's degree, to enroll in the Air War College (AWC) DL program.  Additional information on the AWC program may be found at
http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/DLReview the table above for eligibility requirements. YOU WILL NOT BE ENROLLED if you do not meet grade and academic eligibility requirements.

2.  If you are a Lt Col (or higher), the AWC Enrollment option will be available on your 'CAP Utilities' menu in eServices.  Click on it and follow the directions to submit your application.  Once submitted you will receive a notice stating that your initial enrollment is complete.  AWC will receive and process your enrollment; your unit commander will receive an email notification of your enrollment application submission as well.  

3.  Additionally, after you have submitted the CAP AWC DL enrollment application, an email notification will be sent to National Headquarters to verify completion of the perquisites to enroll in course. You will get an email from National Headquarters within two weeks questing documents. After Naitonal send approval to AWC. You will recieve an email from AWC Student Services  Once approved, materials will be sent to the address listed in your CAP address record.

4.  If you require assistance submit an email request to au.ecampussupport@maxwell.af.mil .  


 

 

AU Form 23 Registration

 


How to Complete AU A4/6 Courses
Students can complete AU A4/6 courses at their own pace and study independently, or in a study group with other CAP members.  To maintain test security, study groups are limited to students currently enrolled in the course.  Students must complete the course within the prescribed time limit, which is generally one year.  See AU A4/6's website for more information about time limits and extensions at http://www.au.af.mil/au/afiadl/curriculum/course.htm

How AU A4/6 Announces Test Results
AU A4/6 grades all tests and mails test scores to the address provided on the AU Form 23 according to its published guidelines.  If the test is failed, AU A4/6 will automatically send another exam for a re-test to the base education office selected (as long as your course time has not expired), along with a post card to the address on the AU Form 23.  The post card will list the areas the student needs to study before retaking the end of course exam.

How to Record Course Completion
AU A4/6 will send the student a postcard, AU A4/6 Form 9, which is the official documentation of course completion.  The student must present the AU A4/6 Form 9 (Post Card) to the Unit Test Control Officer, who will update the member’s CAP Form 45b (Senior Member Professional Development Record), or CAP Form 66 (Cadet Master Record).

AU A4/6 does NOT notify HQ CAP of all course completions.  AU A4/6 sends a monthly completion report only for the CAP Senior Officer Course (00013) covering the previous month.  National Headquarters only records the CAP Senior Officer Course, Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College in the data base at this time.  If one of these courses is not listed in the national database then please send a copy of your AU A4/6 Form 9 or diploma to the address, fax, or e-mail below, so the National Headquarters Registrar can update the record in the CAP national database:


HQ Civil Air Patrol / DPR
105 S Hansell Street
Maxwell AFB AL 36112-6332
Fax:334.953.4262 E-mail:
LMMEFORMS@CAPNHQ.GOV



   


How to Obtain Academic Credit
The American Council on Education (ACE) has reviewed a number of Air Force Career Development Courses (CDC) and recommended that college credit be awarded for some courses.  To determine if college credit is available for AU A4/6 courses which you have completed you must ask your college or university to consult the "ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services," and also have them review your AU A4/6 transcript to determine if credit can be awarded.

CAP & AU A4/6 in the Future
Both CAP and AU A4/6 are moving forward in web-based e-learning venues.  Most of AU A4/6's content is moving towards electronic only delivery. Watch this website for the latest updates about the CAP-AU A4/6 partnership.


Best wishes as you begin your professional development through AU A4/6!

 

AU A4/6 accepts on-line enrollment only (mailed or faxed enrollment forms are no longer accepted).  Do NOT save the completed form before sending it to AU A4/6. The AU Form 23 is an encrypted form.  You must use your full SSN on this form to enroll in an AU A4/6 course.  Click on the link above, once the page opens you will need to look on the left side and then click on the word Forms.  When this page opens click on the AU Form 23.  Forms submitted without the full SSN will not be accepted. This is the only time a full SSN is required in correspondence with AU A4/6.

Open the AU Form 23 and follow the step-by-step instructions (you may want to print the following steps).

Item 1: Course Number
Item 2: Course Title
Item 3: SSN: Verify Social Security Number. Enrollments will not be processed without a valid SSN (exception: international civil service employees)
Item 4: Name (Complete name of student is required)
Item 5: Current Grade (Select the appropriate pay/grade/rank from drop box)
Item 6: Category (Select appropriate category for drop down box) Civil Air Patrol
Item 7: Enrollment Code (Check appropriate box) Code N- VOLUNTARY ENROLLMENT: Members of other US military services, Civil Air Patrol, US Civil Service (including non=appropriate fund) and USAF contractor employees (eligible IAW ETCA, Section F, Paragraph 6.9), Red Cross volunteers must include the statement: “Volunteer Worker” in Block 11 (comments).
Item 8: Address (Complete address to include 9 digit mailing zip code is required). Please refer to
http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp for your correct 9 digit zip code.
Item 9: Test Control Facility (TCF) Zip Code/Shred (Enrollment cannot be processed without the Test Control Facility Zip Code where the student will be taking the final exam). All exams are proctored exams and must be administered by a base education office or other authorized military facility (CAP Test control facilities will not be used for Air Force PME or CDC exams). (Use this link to find the military test control facility closest to you and to obtain a listing of TCFs in zip code order).
Item 10: Point of Contact: Student, Test Control Officer, or Commander
Include email address and duty phone in the blocks provided.
Item 11: Comments
Item 12: Type the date of submission, Approving Official's title, and the Approving Official's name.
Note: The Commander is the Approving Official.
Item 13:  Approving Authority:  Required for all mandatory enrollments. Here you will put the Commanders Name and Title.

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