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  Reserve Retirement Points (RRP) for EBDL Courses   

The latest update to the Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M1001.28C ,includes a major update to EBDL Policy located in Chapter 8, Section L. Please refer to COMDTINST M1001.28C for all official policy direction.

EBDL now falls into two categories:

1) Command Directed EBDL
Command directed EBDL is training that is required to be completed by SELRES members for purpose of accomplishing unit readiness and mobilization training requirements (i.e., competency, Class “C” school pre-work). These courses are eligible for both pay and inactive duty retirement points as long as all requirements outlined in Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M1001.28C, Section L are met.

2) Non-Command Directed EBDL
Non-Command directed EBDL is considered elective, and may be taken without command approval if already on the approved COMDT (CG-131) course list. Elective EBDL is training not eligible for pay, but is eligible for inactive duty retirement points only. Non-Command directed EBDL courses on the COMDT (CG-131) approved list are non-Coast Guard courses. Non-Command directed Coast Guard EBDL courses are credited in accordance with CG Institute and Learning Management Systems (LMS) criteria.

Non-Coast Guard EBDL courses (Coast Guard courses are managed by the Coast Guard Institute) may be added to the approved list using the following form: CG-1001A EBDL Course Approval Request , and following the guidelines in COMDTINST M1001.28C. The below flow charts can be used as a process guide for adding new courses: 


IMPORTANT NOTE:  EBDL credit is entirely contingent on the course completion date.  If a member is on ADT/IDT on the course completion date, then the member IS NOT entitled to EBDL credit even if the member was not on ADT/IDT during any other point of the course.  If the member is not on ADT/IDT on the course completion date, the member IS entitled to EBDL credit regardless whether the member was on ADT/IDT during any other point of the course, including the entire period of the course but not on the course completion date. 
Command Directed Flow Chart (updated 28Dec16)

Elective Flow Chart (updated 28Dec16)

Course completions must be submitted by the members Servicing Personnel Office (SPO)

EBDL courses that can be completed for both pay and/or inactive duty retirement points. Pay and/or inactive duty retirement points will be awarded based on the course completion date and the amount authorized by COMDT (CG-131) on that date.

Please review:

-Chapter 8, Section L, of COMDTINST M1001.28C for EBDL retirement point credit restrictions.
-The school’s website for specific enrollment information, school websites are listed in the EBDL spreadsheet

Defense Acquisition University (DAU) courses now require a CAC card and an active uscg.mil email address, these courses may not be available to IRR and ASL members who are not actively drilling.



    Approved EBDL Course List(xls)      
  15 Aug 2018  
  Prior excel EBDL Course Lists   
  03 April 2018  
  16 Feb 2018  
  20 Sept 2017  
This list is reviewed on a regular basis and is subject to change without notice.

The Inactive tab lists courses that are either no longer available from the provider, do not meet 4 hour minimum point requirement, or have been removed by CG-R.




Lt. Tracy Clere

Lt. Raqel Brown

Email: HQS-DG-LST-CG-R55@uscg.mil

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