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Army Correspondence Course Program (ACCP)

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: Up through Dec 11 cutoffs, the maximum number of points for ACCP is only restricted to the total points that can be
potentially earned in the overall category.
As of Jan 12 cutoff scores, the points allowed for ACCP will be limited to 78
points for promotion to SGT, and 84 points for promotion to SSG
. Computation of promotion points for ACCP 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. However, the PPW will only award the Soldier a max of 78
or 84 points on and after 8 Dec 11 (for Jan 12 promotions).

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?

Answer: Yes.  Effective with 1 June 2011 promotions, Soldiers receive promotion points for full ACCP course completion only.  
Courses completed after 22 December 2010 will be added to the Soldiers ERB via ATRRS.  Courses completed prior to 22
December 2010 should be added to the Soldiers ERB by the BDE/BN S1 or MPD based on a certificate of completion.