The Department of Training serves our members by designing, delivering, and maintaining courses in leadership, member training, value-added training, and AUXOP specialty courses. The Department also provides the platform for distance learning by providing on-line courses and administering the National Testing Center which offers many on-line exams for qualification of required program competencies.
Training is a very crucial part of our member activities. In fact, it is hard to think of any Auxiliary activity that does not have training available to define program mission requirements and assure a competent, superior performance in all we do. We take this responsibility seriously and are always seeking to improve the training resources offered to our membership.
NEW C SCHOOL CLASS
AUX PUBLIC AFFAIRS & MKT
Manny Romero, 0800 – 1700 3 days 11 Instructor quotas 61 Student quotas
CGAS Clearwater, Feb 15-17
MSC Alameda, Mar 15-17
ATC Mobile, May 3-5
This website has been designed as a one-stop portal for all USCG Auxiliary members looking for information about Auxiliary C-School programs. This site will grow as all C-School program managers post specific school information. The USCG Auxiliary and Commandant (G-OCX) are dedicated in their support of auxiliary training and want every student to have all the necessary information they need.
Subj: AUXILIARY LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AUXLMS) - BENEFITS,
REQUIREMENTS, AND IMPACTS ON AUXILIARY MANDATED TRAINING -001/13
1. Purpose: To announce implementation of the Auxiliary Learning
Management System (AUXLMS) and associated benefits, requirements, and
impacts on Auxiliary Mandated Training (MT).
2. Background: The Coast Guard is committed to supporting the Coast Guard
Auxiliary by providing training materials, courses, and tools to impart the
skills and knowledge needed to achieve mission excellence. As part of this
commitment, the Coast Guard has launched an enterprise-wide Auxiliary
Learning Management System (AUXLMS) to automate the delivery and, in turn,
improve the efficiency of training processes for Auxiliarists. This rollout
of AUXLMS is a result of an extensive and comprehensive analysis performed
by the Coast Guard Office of Training, Workforce Performance, and
Development (CG-132), FORCECOM Training (FC-TADL), OSC Martinsburg,
Auxiliary national training and information technology programs, and the
Chief Director's office (CG-BSX-1). Relevant references include ALAUX
008/11, ALAUX 011/11, and the Coast Guard Auxiliary Manual (COMDTINST
M16790.1 (series), section 8.E.).
a. The AUXLMS provides the flexibility for Auxiliarists to access
training material anywhere and anytime on a personal computer. For example,
with AUXLMS, you can fulfill your Auxiliary MT requirements from the comfort
of your home. Although the current inventory of Auxiliary training material
on the AUXLMS is relatively small, it will grow as more training materials
are developed for online availability.
b. Through the AUXLMS, Auxiliarists also have the opportunity
to access active duty "Gold Side" training courses and materials, such as
content on Coast Guard boat and cutter operations.
c. Each course has a 6-digit code numbers which can be used to
d. ICS-210 is now available online through the AUXLMS (use
course code 502325).
e. Successful course completion is automatically recorded in
AUXDATA without manual intervention of an Information Services (IS) staff
officer. Data uploads from the AUXLMS to AUXDATA occur on a weekly basis
4. Requirements: Though the need to have a special card is not required to
access the AUXLMS, you must have a unique e-mail address that is not shared
with any other Auxiliarist and that is listed as your primary e-mail address
within AUXDATA. This is a mandatory requirement to ensure course completion
data is properly transferred into AUXDATA and correctly credited to you.
If you have not yet provided your unique e-mail address to the Auxiliary
(i.e., - an e-mail address that is not shared with another Auxiliarist), or
if you need to update your personal e-mail address, you should do so as soon
as possible by completing the ANSC-7028 form with the unique e-mail address
in the "EMAIL 1" field and submitting it to your FSO-IS. The form is
available online at: http://forms.cgaux.org/archive/a7028.pdf. You may also
logon to http://auxofficer.cgaux.org, check what is currently in your
AUXDATA record, and submit an online ANSC-7028 form to make the change.
5. Accessing AUXLMS and Password Set-up:
a. Access to AUXLMS is through the following site:
b. How do I get my password in AUXLMS?
(1) Click on the "I forgot my password" link under the
(2) Fill in the Username field with your individual
primary e-mail address currently in AUXDATA. This is your username for
AUXLMS. Click on the Submit button.
(3) An e-mail will be sent to your AUXDATA e-mail
address that contains your login and password. Check this email account for
a message from firstname.lastname@example.org
(4) Return to https://auxlearning.uscg.mil and use the
credentials provided in the e-mail to log in.
(5) You will then be asked to change your password.
c. Where can I find additional information about using the
AUXLMS? The Auxiliary Knowledgebase (AUXKB) will be filled with a
comprehensive listing of AUXLMS Q&As by February 1, 2013. The AUXKB can be
found at: http://help.cgaux.org. Once there, click on "Knowledgebase" link
at the top of the site, then the "AUXLMS" link, and type your query.
6. AUXLMS Impact on Auxiliary Mandated Training (MT) Requirements: The
purpose of MT is to build awareness and enhance the knowledge, skills,
abilities, and attitudes of the Coast Guard's workforce. All other elements
of the Coast Guard workforce have MT requirements, generally more extensive
than those for Auxiliarists. MT cannot be taken lightly, and it is not
unreasonable to expect in the future that Coast Guard Order Issuing
Authorities will expect Auxiliarists to be current in MT requirements before
making assignments to duty. With the advent of the AUXLMS, the bridge that
allows automatic recording of successful MT course completion into AUXDATA
has been built. The Auxiliary MT requirements established in section 8.E.
of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Manual (COMDTINST M16790.1 series) are now in
a. Auxiliarists must successfully complete the following MT during
their first year of enrollment and then once every five years thereafter:
(1) DHS Together - Resilience Training - course code 502379
(2) Security Education and Training Awareness (SETA) -
course code 810030
(3) Privacy at DHS / Protecting Personal Information -
course code 810015
(4) Sexual Harassment Prevention - course code 810000
(5) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response - course code
(6) Civil Rights Awareness - course code 502319
b. Auxiliarists must successfully complete the following MT only
once (new members shall complete them during their first year of
(1) Ethics 1 / Personal Gifts - course code 502306
(2) Influenza Training - course code 502290
c. Enrolled Auxiliarists now have until 31 December 2016 to
complete all eight of the MT courses listed above. As each of the first six
courses listed above is completed, its own five-year cycle will start. Each
cycle will extend to 31 December of the fifth year regardless of the date
the course was completed during the year, and so on. For example, if an
Auxiliarist completes the Civil Rights Awareness course on 15 November 2013,
then he/she will have to complete it again by 31 December 2018.
(1) If a course has already been successfully completed
within the past five years, and written proof of successful completion
(e.g., course completion certificate or screen shot; transcript) can be
provided by the Auxiliarist, then that course shall be recognized as already
in its five-year cycle. This includes credit for comparable courses that
were successfully completed under different course titles in the past. Such
written proof must be presented to the IS officer responsible for the
Auxiliarist's AUXDATA entries.
(2) For example, the current Sexual Harassment
Prevention course used to be titled Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH).
Credit is granted to Auxiliarists who provide proof of successful POSH
course completion during the past five years. The following table reflects
known course title changes that have occurred in the past two years since
being listed in the Auxiliary Manual:
Old Course Title
Current Course Title
Suicide Prevention DHS
Together - Resilience Training
Privacy at DHS / Protecting Personal Information
Prevention of Sexual Harassment Sexual Harassment
Sexual Assault Prevention Sexual
Assault Prevention and Response
Ethics Training Ethics 1 /
d. New enrollees must complete all eight of the Auxiliary MT
courses listed in 6.a. and 6.b. within their first year of enrollment. For
this purpose, the first year of enrollment will extend to 31 December of the
year following their Base Enrollment Date. For example, if a new enrollee
has a Base Enrollment Date of 15 November 2013, then that individual will
have until 31 December 2014 to complete all mandated training. The
subsequent five-year cycle for each of the courses listed in 6.a. will start
after each respective course completion as described above for enrolled
e. Auxiliarists with certain types of access (e.g., security
clearance; standard work station account) must still comply with any other
associated Coast Guard MT requirements established by FORCECOM (e.g., annual
Information Systems Security (ISS) training for those with standard work
7. These changes will be reflected in the next update of the Coast Guard
Auxiliary Manual (COMDTINST M16790.1 (series)).
8. The purpose of this list is to keep Auxiliarists as well as all other
interested parties abreast of current developments, policies, manuals, etc.
All information contained herein and linked is OFFICIAL policy and
9. Internet Release and Distribution is Authorized.
10. CG-BSX-1 sends
The Good Mate Course
2/5/2013 from 6PM - 9PM at the BP Energy Center.
This course is an online course and test. It's purpose is to educate us on ocean and waterway conservancy. We will review the course in the class and prepare you for the online test which can be taken at your convenience without a procter.
The text book can be downloaded from the Goodmate website or a book can be ordered from Katie Parmelee, the point of contact for this course. Her email address is email@example.com.The Good Mate manual can be found at Good Mate Manual. (long download)
Posted Dec 6, 2011 - Point of Contact- Nanci Terrencio, DSO-MT
Here is the website for Auxiliary eLearning, Specifically - the Mandatory training.
Here is a movie that explains how to use the USCG Auxiliary's Virtual Classroom.
This course provides information to enhance general awareness of how to protect the personal information entrusted to an employee of DHS. This training expands on the learner's knowledge of general privacy concepts and introduces the essentials of compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974 and the E-Government Act of 2002. This course satisfies the Privacy Act, DHS MD0470.2, and OMB mandates for regular Privacy Training for employees and contractors.
To provide minimum awareness to give label for acronym, (CGSW) users on the current requirements, mandates, or policies set forth by OMB, DHS, DoD, and the CG. The course is also intended to increase or refresh Information Systems Security awareness for all CGSW users.
Frequency: Annual (Sliding)
The purpose of this course is to provide basic NEED TO KNOW information to all member of the Coast Guard on the topics of Operations Security (OPSEC), Information Security (INFOSEC), and Antiterrorism and Force Protection (AT/FP). This performance-based course is designed to be extremely focused on what the learner NEEDS TO KNOW about this topic so as to be respectful of the learner’s time as well as ensure meaning and relevance.
This course provides all Coast Guard personnel with the basic awareness tools and the Coast Guard policy and procedures for sexual assault prevention and response.
The purpose of Sexual Harassment Prevention training is to raise awareness among Coast Guard personnel of behaviors that constitute sexual harassment and to teach actions which should be taken to prevent or eliminate it.
The purpose of this course is to provide a standardized curriculum that meets mandated annual training requirements for Coast Guard policies and issues relating to suicide prevention.
posted 10/28/2010 ------- Point of Contact- Nanci Terrencio, DSO-MT
Marine Safety Course:
Course training material for the Marine Safety & Environmental Protection Course is available on the Prevention Department's website. (http://pdept.cgaux.org/index.htm)
posted 10/28/2010 ------ Point of Contact- Nanci Terrencio, DSO-MT
Auxiliary Training Program Changes and Updates.
1. Auxiliary Trident Program Qualifications (effective immediately):
ALCOAST 192/10 (Marine Safety Insignia), dated 16 April 2010, provided
updated guidance for the entitlement of the Coast Guard Marine Safety
(Trident) insignia. These changes also apply to the Auxiliary Trident
insignia. Permanent entitlement for wear has been updated to require five
years of sustained activity and support at a marine safety field unit.
Auxiliarists who have already earned marine safety insignia, and those who
have achieved temporary-awaiting-permanent status, under the four-year
requirement do not have to meet this five-year requirement.
2. The New Introduction to Marine Safety and Environmental Protection
(IMSEP) Course dated September 14, 2010 replaces the July 2002 IMSEP course
(effective immediately): The associated test will be available October 1,
2010. The Initial Indoctrination to Marine Safety Course (IIMS) is no
longer required as a prerequisite to the new course when the new course is
3. Boat Crew Qualification Program (BCQP) Currency Maintenance (effective
01 January 2011): In clarification of maintenance hours for Personal
Watercraft Operator (PWO), coxswain, and boat crew member, Auxiliarists are
required to perform at least 12 currency maintenance hours per calendar year
after being qualified as a boat crew member. If an Auxiliarist is a PWO and
boat crew member, then at least 18 annual currency maintenance hours must be
performed, with at least 12 of those hours performed as PWO AND at least six
hours as boat crew member. If an Auxiliarist is a coxswain and PWO, then at
least 18 annual currency maintenance hours must be performed, with at least
12 of those hours in any combination as coxswain or boat crew member, AND at
least six hours as PWO. BCQP currency maintenance requirements are
summarized as follows:
a) Boat Crew Member only At least 12 hours/year
b) Coxswain only At least 12 hours/year (all hours
may be performed in any combination as Coxswain or
Boat Crew Member)
c) Coxswain and PWO At least 12 hours/year in
any combination as Coxswain or Boat Crew Member, AND at
least 6 hours/year as PWO
d) PWO only At least 12 hours/year
PWO and Boat Crew Member At least 12 hours/year as PWO AND at
least 6 hours/year as Boat Crew Member
4. Air Observer Medical Screening (effective immediately): In order to
increase overall program safety and standardize medical requirements, all
Auxiliary air observers are required to meet the same medical screening
requirements as Auxiliary air crewmen. Air observer medical screening is
now included as a task for qualification and currency maintenance purposes,
and it must be completed prior to performing any swim task. Qualified air
observers and trainees must meet this medical screening requirement by 01
January 2011. Proof of medical screening already performed in 2009 and 2010
is acceptable to initially meet this requirement. The new Flight Crew
Medical Screening document AV-10-1 dated 16 SEP 10 and ANSC 7042A revised
05/2010 updates all flight crew medical requirements. The direction and form
use is effective immediately.
5. AUXOP Program (effective 01 January 2011):
a. The AUXOP program will be revised to consist of core, leadership,
and elective credit elements in order to give variety to Auxiliarists,
increase practical AUXOP relevance to Coast Guard missions, and better
assist the Coast Guard to fulfill needed skill sets. Under the new program,
Auxiliarists will be required to successfully complete a minimum of seven
(7) credits from three categories of courses detailed in items (a)-(c) below
to receive the AUXOP qualification. This revision will give Auxiliarists
more choices to meet program requirements, allow the pursuit of preferred
focus areas, and apply credit for ICS training and expertise.
(1) The three required core courses, each worth one
credit, shall be:
(a) Auxiliary Weather Specialty Course (AUXWEA).
(b) Auxiliary Seamanship Specialty Course
(c) Auxiliary Communications Specialty Course
* Updated Auxiliary Communications Specialty
Course (AUXCOM) (effective immediately): This
updated course is now available from the Auxiliary National Supply Center
(ANSC). It has been reviewed, approved,
and promulgated under signature of the Chief Director of Auxiliary (CG-542),
and it now replaces the previously numbered Coast Guard course publication.
Auxiliarists who have already begun
the previous AUXCOM version have until December 31, 2010 to successfully
complete that course for credit.
(2) Auxiliarists will be required to complete one of the
following leadership courses, worth one credit (AUXOP credit will not be
applied for more than one course from this category). These courses include:
(a) Auxiliary Leadership and Management
(b) Auxiliary Mid-Level Officers Course (AMLOC).
(c) Auxiliary District Captain Course (Formerly
(d) Flotilla Leadership Course (FLC) - this
includes online and classroom versions.
(e) Auxiliary Senior Officers Course (ASOC).
(3) Auxiliarists will be required to complete their
AUXOP credits by completing a combination of the
following elective courses, totaling three or more credits:
(a) Auxiliary Search Coordination and Execution
Specialty Course (AUXSC&E) (the Auxiliary Navigation
Specialty Course (AUXNAV) is a pre-requisite for AUXSC&E)- 2 credits.
(b) Auxiliary Navigation Specialty Course (AUXNAV)
- 2 credits.
(c) Introduction to Marine Safety - 2 credits.
(d) Auxiliary Patrol Specialty Course (AUXPAT) - 1
(e) Auxiliary Aids-to-Navigation (ATON) and Chart
Updating C-school (AUX-06) - 1 credit.
(f) Coast Guard Incident Command System (ICS) 300 &
400 (ICS 210 cannot be used as a substitution) -1 credit.
(g) Auxiliary Air Coordinator C-school (AUX-15) - 1
(h) Specialty ICS courses count as one credit for
completion of the in-class course and one credit
for the completion of the PQS for a possible two credits. If an in-class
course is not available, then PQS
must be completed for credit. Specialty ICS courses include:
1. ICS 346 (Situation Unit Leader).
2. ICS 347 (Demobilization Unit
3. ICS 248 (Resources Unit Leader).
4. ICS 430 (Operations Section Chief).
5. ICS 440 (Planning Section Chief).
6. ICS 351 (Finance Section Chief).
(4) The previously canceled Auxiliary Search-and-Rescue
Specialty Course (AUXSAR) and Auxiliary
Administration Specialty Course (AUXMIN) shall be acceptable if already
completed. They shall be worth 1 credit each
and may be used on a one-for-one basis in lieu of course options listed in
b. Additional elective courses may be added by CG-5421 in the
c. If AUXDATA is not modified to reflect these AUXOP program
changes by the implementation date, then AUXOP program completion will have
to be manually tracked. Primary responsibility for tracking personal
training and successful course completions rests with the Auxiliarist.
d. No time limit shall apply to successful completion of AUXOP
e. Provisions of section 11.A.12 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary
Manual that deal with the Auxiliary Specialty Ribbon shall be modified as
"This recognition is presented to an Auxiliarist who has
successfully completed any AUXOP course. Auxiliarists add 3/16-inch bronze
or silver stars to show successful completion of additional courses which
move them closer to achievement of the AUXOP device. AUXOP designation
recognizes the successful completion of all AUXOP requirements, and entitles
the Auxiliarist to wear the AUXOP device. Once the device is earned, the
Specialty Ribbon shall be removed."
The below was edited on April 5, 2011
6. Mandated Training:
Mandatory Training 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011 10:27 AM (email delivery, via COMO Roy Stoddard. D-17)
Subject: ALAUX - AUXILIARY MANDATED TRAINING PROGRAM - STATUS UPDATE
Per Steve Minutolo, Chief, Administration Branch (CG-54211)
Auxiliary Division (CG-5421), Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary & Boating Safety (CG-542)
For all, for info - this ALAUX is long because the bridge to a firm Aux mandated training program passes over a river that's flowing fast - I've tried to break it up into chewable parts - perhaps the most important take-away is that by the middle of next week, we'll determine whether or not to shut down the interim web site.
Completion of this project is not expected until early 2011.
1. Mandated Training Requirements: ALAUX 037/10 described the development of new mandated training requirements for all Auxiliarists. To summarize, it indicated that a mandated training course delivery method was not expected to have been completed until early 2011. It also indicated that the new mandated training course and frequency requirements would be placed in effect upon completion, and identified the course and frequency requirements as follows:
a. Required to be performed by all Auxiliarists during their first year of enrollment and then once every five years thereafter:
(1) Suicide Prevention.
(2) Security Education & Training Awareness.
(3) Privacy Awareness.
(4) Prevention of Sexual Harassment.
(5) Sexual Assault Prevention.
(6) Civil Rights Awareness (titled changed from Human Relations Awareness.)
The Civil Rights class must be taken in a classroom environment.. Consult with your District Diversity staff.
b. Required to be performed only once by all Auxiliarists (new members during their first year of enrollment):
(1) Ethics Training.
(2) Influenza Training.
2. The Auxiliary Learning Management System (LMS):
a. The Coast Guard Force Readiness Command's Performance, Training and Education Branch Advanced Distributed Learning Team (FC-515) has been working with the Performance Technology Center (PTC) at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown to develop a permanent Learning Management System (LMS, aka - Learning Portal) for Auxiliary use. The Auxiliary LMS will ultimately be found at the following web site: https://auxlearning.uscg.mil (i.e. - it is not operable yet), and it will become the primary delivery method for Auxiliary mandated training.
b. This Auxiliary LMS will include most Coast Guard courses that are carried in the Coast Guard Learning Portal as well as the Auxiliary mandated training courses listed above. The Auxiliary LMS will also feed information about Auxiliarists' course completions to AUXDATA.
c. A beneficial aspect of the Auxiliary LMS will be 24/7 Help Desk support through the Coast Guard Operations System Center (OSC) in Martinsburg, WV.
d. Similar to functionality in the active duty learning portal, an end-of-course certificate will only be available for printing upon first-time course completion. Subsequent completions of the same course will not yield a certificate. However, a summary report of course completions for any given individual will be available directly from the
e. A firm launching date for the Auxiliary LMS cannot be identified at this point, but it will be no earlier than the summer of 2011. The Auxiliary mandated training requirements will not become effective until that site, and all associated system connections, are fully tested and functional.
3. Importance of Unique E-Mail Addresses:
a. The most accommodating aspect of the Auxiliary LMS will be its ability to allow Auxiliarists to use it from their personal computers without any special access card or tool. However, in order for it to properly synch with AUXDATA and feed the right information to the right Auxiliarist's record, each Auxiliarist who uses the Auxiliary LMS will have to have their own unique e-mail address, and that e-mail address will have to be recorded as the primary e-mail address in their AUXDATA profile. That unique e-mail address will then serve as the Auxiliarist's username for Auxiliary LMS login purposes.
b. It is therefore strongly recommended that all Auxiliarists ensure that they do not have any e-mail addresses in AUXDATA that are the same as those of any family members or friends who also happen to be Auxiliarists. Without a unique individual e-mail address, an Auxiliarist will be prevented from having the Auxiliary LMS directly load their training results into AUXDATA, and there will be no alternative connection.
4. Interim Auxiliary Mandated Training Site:
a. An interim web site where Auxiliarists may begin taking online mandated training courses until the Auxiliary LMS has been operational since mid-January. It is located at: http://aux.virtualclassroomuscg.org This site does not link directly to AUXDATA, so completion of Auxiliary mandated training courses taken on this site must be manually reported and placed into AUXDATA for credit.
b. This interim site has posed many challenges to Auxiliarists who have attempted to takes courses and document credit for them, and it has not had dedicated Help Desk support. FC-515 is aware of these issues and is working to resolve as many of them as possible within the next few days. If they cannot be fixed to the point that this interim site provides clear results and is easy to use, then it will be shut down from further availability. We expect that determination to be made by 31 March 11.
5. Timeline for Auxiliary Mandated Training Implementation:
a. Auxiliary mandated training implementation means that the clock will start for those requirements after the Auxiliary LMS described in paragraph 2 is fully operational...not until then, nor while the interim site is in use.
b. Once that clock is started, currently enrolled Auxiliarists will have until
31 December 2016 to complete all eight of the above courses. As each of the first six courses listed in paragraph 1 (a) is completed, its own five-year cycle will start. Each cycle will extend to 31 December of the fifth year regardless of the date the course was completed during the year, and so on. For example, if an Auxiliarist completes the Civil Rights Awareness course on 15 November 2012, then they will have to complete it again by 31 December 2017.
c. New enrollees will have to complete all mandated training within their first year of enrollment. By definition for this purpose, their first year of enrollment will extend to 31 December of the following year of their Base Enrollment Date. For example, if a new enrollee has a Base Enrollment Date of 15 July 2011, then that individual will have until 31 December 2012 to complete all mandated training. The subsequent five-year cycle for each of the first six courses listed in paragraph 1 will start after each respective course completion, as described above for currently enrolled Auxiliarists.
d. Again, the clock will start for mandated training requirements after the Auxiliary LMS described in paragraph 2 is fully operational...not until then, nor while the interim site is in use.
6. AUXDATA Tracking: A competency named "Mandated Training" will be established in AUXDATA that will have all eight mandated training courses assigned to it. This competency will be assigned to all Auxiliarists. The status of each Auxiliarist will be shown in the Training Management Report. This will make it easy to monitor the status of mandated training as a whole for any Auxiliarist, and it will reflect the status of each mandated training course that has been completed by any Auxiliarist.
7. Auxiliary mandated training, like its counterpart for Coast Guard active duty, reserve, and civilian personnel, is meant to ensure awareness and promote embracement of essential elements of the Coast Guard's organizational ethos. All Auxiliarists are strongly encouraged to complete these courses and to sustain their required currency thereafter.