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Officer Basic Course


CAP Officer Basic Course!
CAP Officer Basic Course (OBC)
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The Civil Air Patrol Officer Basic Course (OBC), written by CAP members for CAP members, is the activity requirement for the Level II, Benjamin O. Davis Award.
General Information
The OBC, hosted on the CAP Learning Management system, is comprised of three blocks of instruction with each block examining CAP and leadership: the Personal Dimension of Leadership; the Professional Dimension of Leadership, and the Organizational Dimension of Leadership. Each block has several lessons included. Each lesson takes about 30 minutes to complete, and there is a total of 20 hours of instruction.
There is no end-of-course examination. To complete the OBC, members must successfully pass an open-book online quiz at the end of each lesson within the blocks. When all the lessons in Block 1 are complete, members move to Block 2, etc. After completing all 3 Blocks, your completion of the Officer Basic Course will be automatically recorded in eServices under your Professional Development Training.
Members will have 90 days to complete the OBC from the time they start the course. Members work individually, and can access the course at any time. Members have been able to complete the course in as little as two weeks with a large majority completing the course before the 90-day deadline. Each Block should take no more than 30 days.
Eligibility Requirements
Senior members must have completed Level 1 before they begin the OBC. 
*NOTE: The Officer Basic Course does NOT count towards the Leadership Academy requirement for Phase IV of the Cadet Program at this time. 
 Course Access
To access the course, click on the link below which will take you to eservices to log in.  If you don't go directly to the Learning Management System after logging in, click on the "Learning Management System" link under "Utilities" on the left hand side of the page.  You must start with the Officer Basic Course Block 1.  When you complete Block 1, move to Block 2 and then Block 3.  You only have 30 days to complete each block and your time starts when you click on the course to access the material, not when you take your first test.  The course documents are below so you can study them prior to starting the course if you would like.
If you are having trouble accessing the course, please contact Ron Olienyk at

To get the answers to OBC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): click here


OBC Block 1 Lessons
Intro to Followership Leadership Traits & Styles Group Dynamics Team Building
Counseling Conflict Management Problem Solving Implementing Change 
Effective Decisions Effective Communication Intro to Mentoring  

OBC Block 2 Lessons
Professionalism CAP Core Values CAP Ethics CAP Chain of Command
CAP Uniform Wear Grade Standards PD of Senior Members
PD of Cadets Specialty Training Tracks AF Style Correspondence AF Style Briefing
CAP Chaplain Corps Diversity Discipline Versus Abuse Cadet Protection
Resource Accountability  Safety    

OBC Block 3 Lessons
CAP Vision & Mission CAP & USAF History Legal Basis for CAP Organization of CAP
Membership Categories Accomplishing Mission Support to Civil & Military Inspector General System
CAP Insurance & Benefits Recruiting & Retention Nondiscrimination Policy   

Special thanks to the team of professionals that helped produce this course
: team list

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Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-5937
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