The new list of approved courses is located on the Navy Reserve Homeport here. This list breaks down the courses into 17 distance learning (DL) programs which include the course number, Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) entry code, course name as well as the retirement point value to be awarded upon successful completion. Non-pay retirement points for completion of correspondence courses shall be credited at the rate of one point per four hours of instruction. Courses which contain less than four hours of instruction are not eligible for retirement point credit. If a course is not currently listed on the master course listing, it may be submitted to COMNAVRESFORCOM (N7) for possible inclusion on a future list.
Service credit compensation for Hybrid DL programs: The Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JCWS) Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) and U.S. Army War College (USAWC) Distance Education Hybrid programs DL portions qualify members to receive correspondence point credits in keeping with DoDI 1215.07 and RESPERSMAN 1500-010. The course completion dates for these courses should be entered into the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) as the day following completion of the final in-residence portion of the course.
Reserve Personnel Manual (RESPERSMAN) Article 1500-010 provides processing procedures for completion of correspondence courses for retirement point credit. The RESPERSMAN Article 1500-010 can be found on the Navy Reserve Homeport here.
Correspondence course procedures for IRR-ASP/S-1 members will be provided on the PERS-9 website accessible without a Common Access Card here. Continuing Medical Education (CME), as described in BUPERSINST 1001.39F, will be reviewed and approved by Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) prior to forwarding to PERS-9 for crediting. CME activities pertain to medical professionals maintaining their licenses and certifications and are not included on the approved correspondence course list. Medical personnel completing correspondence courses on the approved list follow procedures delineated in RESPERMAN Article 1500-010.
Sailors currently enrolled in other correspondence courses that were on the previous year’s list and which are no longer on the FY 18 list will have until 120 days from the release of this message to complete the course and receive credit.