Civilian Education and Certifications for Promotion
Question: Explain the conversion of Classroom, Clock, Contact Hours (CH) and Quarter Hours (QH)
Answer: For every 15 classroom, clock or contact hours, Soldiers will be awarded promotion points equivalent to 1 semester hour (1 point).
For every 1.5 Quarter hours, Soldiers will be awarded promotion points equivalent to 1 semester hour (1 point). For example, if a Soldier
earns 312 clock hours, award 20 promotion points (312 divided by 15). For 28 Quarter hours, award 18 promotion points (28 divided by 1.5).
Question: The new policy states that Soldiers get 10 points for 1/1 on DLPT but it's not clear to me if a Soldier has multiple languages, do
they get additional points?
Answer: No, Soldiers will not receive additional promotion points for multiple DLPT’s. The maximum points earned for this is 10.
Question: How is civilian education verified with transcripts?
Answer: All civilian education must be accredited. Once the education center or BDE/BN S1 validates the school/transcript the Soldier may
add subsequent course points/hours for that institution. If audited, Soldiers must produce source documents. S1’s are responsible for
ensuring accreditation by using the following websites: http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx or http://www.chea.org. Soldiers
currently enrolled in a college/university are required to provide a single transcript from their current college/university consolidating all past
civilian education. Soldiers that have multiple transcripts who are not currently enrolled in a college/university may take these transcripts and
grade slips to the local education center for assistance. The local education center will provide only an assessment of the total number of
non-duplicated postsecondary credit for submission to the unit as the source document to update eMILPO/personnel records with the total
number of credit hours. The total number of credits an accredited institution grants towards a degree will be the basis for granting promotion
Question: Can we accept student copies of college transcripts for verification of promotion points?
Question: I have had some Soldiers that have taken and completed some FEMA courses on line and have a certificate for them. What I
don't know is are they Military or Civilian ED, and how do you add them to your records?
Answer: FEMA courses are not valid for awarding promotion points under military education or civilian education. Although Soldiers
completed the courses online and are awarded a certificate, it is not a TRADOC approved course and is not listed in AR 350-1.
Question: What is the policy for receiving promotion points for Technical Certifications?
Answer: 10 promotion points are granted for each TRADOC-approved technical/industry/ professional certification earned, not to exceed
award for five certifications or 50 promotion points. Recertification will not result in duplicate award of promotion points. Below is a link to the
promotion's website that lists TRADOC approved technical certifications: https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/active/select/TechCert.htm. Points are
awarded under civilian education.
Question: Do Soldiers receive promotion points for a CEU?
Answer: No. CEU is not authorized for promotion points.