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  1. ben
    8 December 2013

    I compleated all those computer training but i dont see any point on my coresponders course hours, what should I do or who do i need to talk to update the course hours on my promotion sheet.

    • Megan H
      9 December 2013

      How long ago did you complete them?

      • ben
        9 December 2013

        3 or 4 months ago

    • Megan H
      9 December 2013

      You should already have it updated. Print out your certificates and take them to your S1.

  2. Dwayne D
    19 January 2014

    hello Megan,
    I was wondering did you complete the entire Microsoft Series or did you stop once you reached your goal?

    • Megan H
      3 February 2014

      I finished the whole Microsoft series, but you don’t have to to get the points. Each little “folder” is one whole course. As long as you finish those, you get the points for each of those.

  3. gerber baby
    5 March 2014

    how do i know if they updated or not? my erb and ppw say i have 156hrs but i dont know what they were before i started some classes

    • Megan H
      7 March 2014

      The only way I’ve ever known to do it is check what they were before and then after…

  4. bryan
    12 March 2014

    You might want to put out to at least the Army National Guard soldiers there is a Army Regulation states that the ARNG will NOT accept any online course unless it Army correspondence Courses through AIPD. I just submit over 180 hours of Skillport and guess what!! NO retirement points.

  5. Kelly D
    9 April 2014

    Question about this.. on my skillport there is no way to go back and fix your answers, has this recently changed or am i just not seeing it?

  6. mike
    17 April 2014

    What does the proficiency mode do as far as points?

    • Megan H
      21 April 2014

      The proficiency mode is almost equivalent to CLEP out of a course. You take the course tests without having to sit through the course or even play the “next, next, next” game.

  7. Mario W
    17 April 2014

    So just by taking the course test, it covers for the rest of the course, or do I still have to do the sub-courses as well to get the full credit?

    • Megan H
      21 April 2014

      There is a course test for each of the “sub-courses”. As long as you are getting the “complete” message at the top right after the test, it is going to count for promotion points.

  8. Samuel
    5 May 2014

    the 80 hours from SSD1 don’t go toward you maxing out your ACCP hours?

    • Megan H
      13 May 2014

      Not anymore Samuel.

  9. Jacob
    19 May 2014

    Does anyone know of any courses that still can do this? The only one I have found is Adobe Reader 6.0.

    • Van
      4 June 2014

      Most of the Microsoft courses that say 2003 or 2007 still do. An easy way to know if this system will work for the class is just click on the class title. It will pull up a page that tells you about the course. If it tells the course time in minutes (ex: 280 min) then you can use this cheat system. If it is stated in hours those are the updated cheat-free classes.

  10. Louis
    7 June 2014

    Do you know if the course on jko count for points ?

  11. Mike A
    9 June 2014

    So if i shotgunned a ton of these classes in one go, and I go to print out my ATTRS certificate and show S-1 all that I have completed, and about 40 hours at a time is completed in space of one day, will they look at me funny? Personal experience with S-1’s attention to detail on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

    • Megan H
      12 June 2014

      I have never seen them pay that much attention to detail. Most of the time it is a lower enlisted person putting the information in. They don’t care. Also, for the Skillport courses, you typically don’t have to do anything with S-1. The hours automatically populate on your ERB and then a day or so later they show up on your PPW.

  12. Monica R
    3 July 2014

    I am having a problem with the hours populating on my ERB. Does anyone have any suggestions?

  13. James
    4 July 2014

    Are there certain correspondence courses that are worth points? I was told that specific courses weren’t worth any points but I’m not sure how true that is.

    • Megan H
      9 July 2014

      As long as they are listed in ALMS, Skillport or ATRRS; you should be fine.

  14. Allison
    22 July 2014

    Has anyone created a list of JKO or CLEP courses and how many points they got for them?

    • Megan H
      22 July 2014

      The CLEP courses are worth the same promotion points as credit hours. Most are 3.

  15. David
    26 July 2014

    I’m still confused. If I take the tests of all the sub categories with the blue screen next to them, pass the tests and get a green bullet, do I have to take the test prep at the end that doesn’t have a blue screen next to it in order to get the points? Or just do the ones with the blue screen to the left of the name, and not worry about the test prep at the end of each category?

  16. Nahshon
    26 July 2014

    I have recently got back into my skillport and was wondering do I have to go thru each sub course or can I just take a test and move on to the next

  17. Chris
    14 August 2014

    does all of these courses help me with promotion points to SSG or just ones related to my MOS 19D20 requirements. I don’t want to waste my time doing something that I will not get credit for. I am pretty new at the whole skillport thing.

    • Megan H
      14 August 2014

      You can do any of the courses in Skillport. They count towards your military education in the computer based section. There are points available for these classes if you are working on SSG too.

  18. Harris
    17 August 2014

    There are a lot of classes you aren’t able to take for promotion point on skill port. Once you get to the skill port site, look to the left and you will see courses to be remove. Be sure to look up the course first before attempting to take the lesson. Is the 1 hour courseware only worth 1 point as well?

  19. Mike Ishmael
    2 September 2014


    I have completed about 200 hours of Microsoft 2003 courses. Are there any courses that are not eligible for promotion points? I do not want to complete these courses and not have any for promotion points. Thank you!

    SPC Promotable

    • Megan H
      2 September 2014

      Most of the Microsoft courses have been removed from the system when it comes to qualifying for points. If you have already completed them, they should be fine. The link below should show you what Skillport courses have been removed.

  20. Kim
    10 September 2014

    If my promotion cutoff for sept is 600 and I didnt make 600 until the 8th of sept would I still get picked up for e5 or would I have to wait for Oct cuttoff to be release before know if I would get promoted or not

    thank you
    SPC promotable

  21. Manuel
    11 September 2014

    i had

  22. manuel
    11 September 2014

    sorry, back in march I had about 430 hours I haven’t looked at my PPW since hen I just noticed those hours went down to 233 can anyone shed some light as to why this has happened please.

  23. verenice
    18 September 2014

    I am doing these Microsoft classes and they are not updating on my erb. Should I continue to do them and hope they appear? Also if the correspondence course is one hour is that worth one promotion point or how does it work?

    • Megan H
      19 September 2014

      Most of the Microsoft courses have been removed from being promotion point eligible. There was a post a while back about what courses were being removed.

  24. maicheal adams
    22 September 2014

    so let me get this rite all of the courses are worth point even the Microsoft!!!

    • Megan H
      22 September 2014

      Check the post about courses removed from promotion point eligibility. A lot of Microsoft courses have been removed.

  25. PFC Anderson
    22 September 2014

    i started doing courses a few months ago then stopped now that they changed the way they count the hours so in order for me to max on my hours should i keep doing the microsoft or where should i move to ???

    • Megan H
      22 September 2014

      Before you do any Microsoft courses, make sure you check the list I posted of the courses to be remover from promotion point eligibility.

  26. SPC Hansen
    22 September 2014

    After reading your blog, I went ahead and called the POC for skillport. According to her, so long as the Microsoft Courses are done before 30 SEP (which according to the skillport portal, is when they will be removed), they should still count for promotion points. I asked her specifically for the Microsoft Office 2003 variants. I went ahead and did about 20 hours of them last night, and will be checking my ERB all this week to see if it updates. If so, it will indicate a “last chance” window to cram them all down.

    • Megan H
      23 September 2014

      Great info. Thanks for letting everyone know.

    • SPC Pritts
      27 September 2014

      So is this confirmed? If I do the classes before Sep 30th will the still count towards promotion points?

  27. JRod
    24 September 2014

    With skillport, do we have the option to print a certificate at all . Just in case they do not transfer over to the ERB system automatically. I have a hard time trusting it will automatically appear.

    • Megan H
      24 September 2014

      Yes, you can print each module certificate. On the home page, click on progress. You will see all the courses you are working on in one tab and all the ones you have completed in another.

  28. greg
    26 September 2014

    if the class has retired next to it will i still be able to get promotion point credit before sept 30?

  29. greg
    26 September 2014

    the courses that are listed in MIN and not hrs have a caption next the the course saying RETIRED. i have been working on these bc i am able to use the trick you stated. are they counting still until the 30 of sep or am i wasting my time?

  30. John
    26 September 2014

    SPC Hansen, what is the word? Did it update?

  31. zak
    6 October 2014

    “”””You might want to put out to at least the Army National Guard soldiers there is a Army Regulation states that the ARNG will NOT accept any online course unless it Army correspondence Courses through AIPD. I just submit over 180 hours of Skillport and guess what!! NO retirement points”””””

    Does the above mean that ARNG cannot receive promotion points from these skillport courses? or just retirement points

  32. timothy joe
    20 October 2014

    so do you have to the do sub courses for it to count or can you just take the main test and pass for it to count?

  33. nelson
    20 October 2014

    Is it mandatory to go through the whole course? Then take the test?

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