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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?

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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: http://www.atsc.army.mil/accp/aipdnew.asp

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.

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  • James Hallman


    I would like to take correspondence courses who do I contact see if I eligible? I retired in 1987.

    J. Hallman

    • Mark Gerecht


      To my knowledge retirees are no longer allowed to take these courses. They have even restricted which courses active duty can take.


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