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CAP members can enroll in both subject-specific courses, such as Scanner, Observer, Emergency Services Officer, Safety Officer, and Public Affairs Officer courses, and any USAF unclassified subject-specific course; and also "Professional Military Education" (PME) courses, such as the CAP Officer Course, Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College. However, you can only be enrolled in one course from column A and one from column B, that is, one subject-specific course and one PME course.
To enroll in an AFIADL course, fill out a form, found in CAPR 50-17, attachment 10A; have it signed by your squadron commander; and fax it in.
Information on AFIADL courses if found in CAP Regulation 50-17, Chapter 8.
In the past I posted much of that chapter here but since regulations are occasionally updated, it is better to get the regulation (download the latest version at http://level2.cap.gov/visitors/member_services/publications/indexes_regulations_and_manuals.cfm )
Excerpt from CAPR 50-17 chapter 8:
8-1.b.2) Courses. Military education courses of special interest to senior members are:
|a) CAP Senior Officer Course, AFIADL Course 00013. This course is specifically for CAP members as a part of Level II training of the Senior Member Professional Development Program and includes such subjects as communication techniques, effective writing, leadership, and management. There are time constraints for completion of this course.|
|b) Squadron Officer School Correspondence Program, AFIADL Courses 00026/27A-E. This course is available for CAP senior members in the grade of captain or above as an optional portion of Level IV of the Senior Member Professional Development Program. Enrollees should refer to CAPP 8, Test Control Officer Guide to Air Force Institute For Advanced Distributed Learning for specific enrollment procedures.|
|c) Air Command and Staff College Correspondence Program, AFIADL Courses 00030A-F. This is an advanced-level Air Force program available to senior members who hold the grade of major or above as an optional portion of Level IV or V. Enrollees should refer to CAPP 8, Test Control Officer Guide to Air Force Institute For Advanced Distributed Learning for specific enrollment procedures.|
|d) Air War College, Course 00042A-D. Air War College (AWC) is an advanced-level Air Force program available to senior members who hold the grade of lieutenant colonel or above as an optional portion of Level IV or V. Non-Air Force (including CAP) members must enroll on the web site at: http//www.au.af.mil/au/awc/ns-enroll.htm. Enrollees should refer to CAPP 8, Test Control Officer Guide to Air Force Institute For Advanced Distributed Learning for specific enrollment procedures.|
specialized courses for CAP members provide training in the performance of
specialized duty. The courses should be ordered and used by members training
for these positions/specialties. Courses available:
(3) Enrollment (see CAPR 50-17 page 23)
Tip: If you sent in your request for an exam more than three weeks ago and have not received the exam, it was probably sent from ECI to the wing and has gotten stuck at either the wing or group level. Ask your unit commander to make inquiries for you. Do not call ECI.
Tip: If you took your course exam more than a month ago, and have not received a postcard from ECI yet, the results sheet may have been lost in the mail. Complete an ECI Form 17 (Attachment 10E to 50-17), check the box requesting results of your CE, and fax to ECI. Do not call ECI.
Note: if you fail to complete the course exam within 12 months after your enrollment date, you will fail the course and be put on "hold" from ECI for six months, meaning you can't enroll in any more courses for six months. Please help CAP keep its good reputation by completing any course you order.
Questions? Read CAPR 50-17, Chapter 8, and direct any remaining questions to your unit's Senior Programs Officer.
If your unit doesn't have a Senior Programs Officer, ask the Deputy Commander for Seniors.
If you don't have one of those, ask the Squadron Commander. Do not call AFIADL.