MILITARY EDUCATION. TOTAL MAXIMUM POINTS: 260 for Promotion to SGT and 280 for Promotion to SSG
Army Correspondence Course Program (ACCP) Questions and Answers
Question: Are Army Correspondence Courses still eligible for promotion points?
Answer: Yes. In order to earn promotion points, Soldiers must complete the entire correspondence course they are enrolled in and possess a certificate of completion. Individual sub-courses on their own will not count for promotion points.
Question: Will Soldiers lose those sub-course points? Or are they "grandfathered"?
Answer: Sub-courses will not be grandfathered. Soldiers must have record of a completed full course. Sub- courses are only part of a full course.
Question: On the chart for the conversion of Army Correspondence Courses, are the point values attributed to each individual sub-course and then added together, or are the total hours calculated first, and then converted to promotion points? I am guessing that the first is true, seeing that the chart only goes to 320 hours, but I would like to clarify it.
Answer: Promotion points will be based on 1 point per 5 hours of completed ACCP training – restricted to courses completed in their entirety. The Soldier must have record of a completed full course and the total credit hours for the entire course will be divided by 5 to determine promotion points.
Question: Is there a max number of points a Soldier can earn for ACCP?
Answer: The maximum number of points is only restricted to the total points that can be potentially earned in the overall category. Computation of promotion points is a simple mathematical computation. For example, a Soldier completes three ACCP course consisting of 40 hours, 165 hours and 228 hours. Add the total hours completed (40+165+228=433 hours), then divide by 5 (433/5=86.6), then drop any decimal points. In this example the Soldier is awarded 86 promotion points.
Question: Is full ACCP course completion required to count as points? I'm being told that ACCP credit hours will only count towards promotion if a SM has completed the full course. Is this true?