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Corporals Course Distance Education Program

The Corporals Course distance education program (DEP) provides students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to become successful small-unit leaders using realistic problem-based situations that a Marine corporal will encounter.

This DEP is a MarineNet (more info) self-paced curriculum (EPME4000AA) divided into seven subcourses.



The Corporals Course DEP is available to lance corporals and above who have completed the Leading Marines DEP. It is a PME requirement for promotion from corporal to sergeant.

Completion Benefits

Higher Education

The American Council on Education (ACE) recommends (244 KB) 3 lower-division bachelor's or associate degree credits for the completion of both the Leading Marines DEP and the Corporals Course DEP.


Contact the MarineNet help desk for any information or guidance about CDET's distance education programs for enlisted Marines.

Transcripts can be obtained via MarineNet by going to the certificates & transcripts page and selecting the "My Completed Courses" tab. You can print an unofficial copy, or you can request that an official transcript be sent to an educational institution.