27 responses

  1. Kiante Brown
    6 December 2013

    Why does it take so long for the correspondence hours to reflect on the ERB? I did over 100 hrs of courses on Monday and Tuesday, it is Friday and my hours finally updated but my promotion points are still the same.

  2. joshua cooper
    13 December 2013

    I first off would like to salute this website! I am a newly spc. Early promotion *toots own horn. lol. This website has been by far the most informed website on the army promotion system to date! You truly have covered every thing I have been trying to learn since I have been in the army. Just bits and pieces here and there is what I have been getting. Until now! Thank you for all your hard work and the cognitive knowledge that you share with us, and I acknowledge by this site you truly want to help others! Once again, THANK YOU!

    • Megan H
      13 December 2013

      Thank you so much for your comment. It means a lot to me. Hooah

  3. kalden lama
    19 December 2013

    i have taken 3 diffrent langauge DLPT test but i only have been credited for 1 test only. My S1 told me that this was the maximum i get? is this true?

    • Megan H
      21 December 2013

      Yes, unfortunately it is true. Only one DLPT can count for promotion points.

  4. Frank Pichler
    27 December 2013

    Hi Megan. I have a real newbie question. After passing the promotion board, does your name only get added to the ‘By-Name’ list once you have met the current point cutoff for your MOS? Thanks.

    • Megan H
      27 December 2013

      Yes that is exactly how it works.

  5. jonathon
    10 January 2014

    Quick question here.
    Is Honor graduate for your AIT worth promotion points?

    • Megan H
      3 February 2014

      No Johnathon, it is not, sorry.

    • GavinCole
      5 February 2014

      However, most AIT schools recommend the Honor Graduate (the overall best student) for an Army Achievement Medal (AAM) or worse still a Certificte of Achievement (COA). Either one is worth 10 and 5 promotion points respectively. But, 4 COAs is the max that is recognized towards a promotion.

      • Megan H
        6 February 2014

        Very good point!

  6. TT
    26 January 2014

    What are some online classes to take for promotion points besides correspondence? I am maxed in correspondence already.

    • Megan H
      3 February 2014

      All of the online courses fall into the same category of correspondence courses unless you are doing some kind of certification that is for your MOS, then they fall into civilian education.

      • GavinCole
        9 February 2014

        I know of one, IA – Information Awareness is worth 4 promotion points. And it is considered a Resident Military Training.

  7. walker
    3 March 2014

    are there any ATTRS, ALMS, Skillport, or any online courses that can be counted for resident courses? I am stuck in a unit that is not offered any opportunities to attend any actual classes.

    • Megan H
      3 March 2014

      I have not found any yet that are confirmed.

  8. GavinCole
    3 March 2014

    The only one I’ve heard of is ‘Information Assurance.’ It’s worth 4 points only though.

  9. Yina
    3 May 2014

    If taken a resident course can is mos related could it still be added for promotion points as long as its not needed to maintain the mos and is only taken by choice for further progression?

    • Megan H
      3 May 2014

      What course are we talking about and what MOS?

      • Yina
        3 May 2014

        40hour resident courses and for any MOS. From what I read it lead me to understand that if it is not required to maintain your MOS and its only for further progression that your just taking it to take it then it is counted but if its taken to maintain your current MOS it is not. So Im just trying to figure it out. I have several Soldiers that have resident courses that are MOS related but are not required for maintenance of the MOS. So I was wondering if they are allowed to add it for promotion points. I work in Signal so my Soldiers are 25S 25L and 25B

  10. Yina
    3 May 2014

    40hour resident courses and for any MOS. From what I read it lead me to understand that if it is not required to maintain your MOS and its only for further progression that your just taking it to take it then it is counted but if its taken to maintain your current MOS it is not. So Im just trying to figure it out. I have several Soldiers that have resident courses that are MOS related but are not required for maintenance of the MOS. So I was wondering if they are allowed to add it for promotion points. I work in Signal so my Soldiers are 25S 25L and 25B

  11. GavinCole
    11 May 2014

    Yina is absolutely correct. If the course is a requirement / needed in your MOS then it doesn’t usually count as promotion points. But, if it is optional, then it could count as promotion point. A good example is the USE supply management course for 92Y (Unit Supply Spec)

    • mark
      23 June 2014

      There are some resident courses for 19k (tanker) that are optional, and only qualify you for special MOS dutes, such as Instructor operator and senior instructor operator for the Armored Gunnery Skills trainer that do not have codes in order to be used for promotion points. I think although the statement is that optional courses to further your progression should be worth points, usually it is not the case. It seems that only non-MOS related optional courses such as ammo handler, combat life saver, combatives and the like that are applicable to many MOS’s that are worth points. It is frustrating at times, especially when you miss cutoff by less points than would have been awarded from courses that you complete to be a more rounded and useful NCO in your MOS.

  12. Joe
    12 July 2014

    I have a primary MOS of 68W and a secondary of 68C (formerly M6 ASI) can I now claim promotion points for a resident course secondary MOS?

  13. McCarthy
    29 July 2014

    as of today to my knowledge, skillport courses are no longer accepted towards correspondence courses hours. as an e4 soldier what are my options via online to use to help bump up some correspondence courses hours????

    • Megan H
      14 August 2014

      I have not heard anything to confirm that. To my knowledge, they are still worth promotion points.

  14. Mike
    18 August 2014

    The skillport classes are still worth promotions, 1 point for every 5 hours. They have updated that some courses aren’t worth points tho. Check you erb and it will tell you how many you have recently the hours have dropped for some classes

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