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New Commander's Emergency Response Program Course Launched by the Army Financial Management School

A new and extensive distance learning course has been developed to support the Commander's Emergency Response Program (CERP). Authorized by Congress, CERP has allowed deployed military commanders to determine how U.S. tax dollars will be used to meet urgent humanitarian relief and reconstruction requirements for local populations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

During development, the new CERP course was under the management of the Army Financial Management School and the Training Development Directorate of the Army Soldier Support Institute. Although the initial CERP courseware launched in 2009 was only a 16-hour distributed learning course, the new course contains 62.5 hours of interactive multimedia instruction.

The CERP course consists of six tracks:

* Track 1, CERP Foundation.

* Track 2, CERP for Commanders.

* Track 3, CERP for Resource Managers.

* Track 4, CERP for Project Managers.

* Track 5, CERP for Purchase Officers.

* Track 6, Paying Agent Operations.

Once the first track is completed, students can enroll in any of the follow-on tracks, and they can be taken in any order. Having the option to opt-out of tracks will alleviate redundant training for students who have previous training and experience in CERP.

CERP training is designed for Active Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, and sister services supporting CERP in predeployment training environments and theater missions. The new CERP training can be accessed through the Army Learning Management System.

The Training Development Directorate's point of contact for CERP training is A.D. Denson, who is available by telephone at (803) 751-8295 and by email at

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Title Annotation:HEADLINES
Publication:Army Sustainment
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2012
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