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Leading Marines Distance Education Program

The Leading Marines distance education program (DEP) serves as the foundation of the professional military education building block program and supports the development of the requisite leadership skills for our future leaders.

This DEP is a MarineNet (more info) self-paced curriculum (EPME3000AA) divided into five subcourses specific to enlisted professional military education, plus the Your Readiness subcourse.



The Leading Marines DEP is available to all Marines. It is a PME requirement for promotion from lance corporal to corporal.

Completion Benefits

Higher Education

The American Council on Education (ACE) does not recommend (228 KB) credit for this DEP alone, but it does recommend (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.