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AETC publishes first competency-based civilian Learning Professionals career series education and training plan

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  • By Dan Hawkins
  • Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The first competency-based 1750 civilian career series education and training plan for Instructional System Specialists has been published and is now available for use.

This effort for the Instructional Systems Series career field, led by Air Education and Training Command’s A3 Credentialing division, leads the way for the Department of Air Force to establish the foundation for integrating competencies into an education and training plans in the future.

“This is an exciting initiative that has been a long-time coming in regards to force development for civilians, starting with our Learning Professional job series,” said Brig. Gen. Brenda P. Cartier, AETC director of operations and communications. “This plan provides civilian employees a clear path to specific career development goals, and also provides a development path for our military who perform Learning Professional roles.”

By identifying competencies, sub-competencies, and proficiency levels, and recommending education and training throughout an individual’s career, supervisors at all levels can support comprehensive and cohesive training and development programs for each individual on their team, Cartier said.

Much like the military Career Field Education and Training Plans (CFETP), a civilian career series education and training plan provides a consolidated framework for leaders to plan, develop, manage, and conduct an effective and efficient development program.  The plan outlines the training and competencies individuals in this occupational series should obtain in order to develop and progress throughout their careers, while identifying competencies, proficiency levels, and proficiency development requirements.

These plans serve as a management tool to plan, manage, conduct, and evaluate members’ competencies. They also help supervisors identify training and development at the appropriate point in an individual’s career.

AETC/A3BP is offering knowledge sessions to answer questions and bolster members’ understanding and use of the documents. These sessions (called “The Buzz”) are scheduled every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. CST, and are open to anyone interested in developing the competencies for themselves or their personnel. Link to join:

More information about the education and training plan can be found here along with links to competency assessment workbooks and the Department of the Air Force E-Publishing website.   Questions about the 1750 civilian career series education and training plan can be sent to the AETC A3B workflow at