Correspondence courses available to Army personnel include subjects such as carpentry, masonry, plumbing, combat engineering and electronic technology. Other courses cover food service, logistics management, hazardous materials and waste management, and intelligence analysis. A full list of courses is available on the Army Correspondence Course Program website. The Army Institute for Professional Development revises and updates the ACCP curriculum every October.
Correspondence courses are free to Army personnel and are available through the Army Training Requirements and Resources System and the Army Learning Management System. Soldiers seeking promotion to sergeant or staff-sergeant receive promotion points if they complete a full course, with one point given for every five hours of correspondence training. Soldiers must also have a record of a completed full course to receive promotion points. The number of credit hours for each course is based on the estimated time required to read the material and complete all practice exercises and the examination. Soldiers can also choose individual or group training.
The American Council on Education has approved over 60 courses for college credit, allowing the credit hours attained through completion of these courses to be transferred to universities. Soldiers in the Individual Ready Reserve may use completed correspondence courses to obtain retirement points.