To enroll in an ECDEP seminar program, you must be grade appropriate or selectee, meet the Marine Corps body composition standards per MCO 6110.3, and have completed the appropriate distance education program on MarineNet. See above for the requirements specific to your rank. Inform your unit's sergeant major of your desire to enroll. Similar to resident PME courses at the SNCO Academy, Marines need to be nominated by their command.
A limited number of seats are typically available for sister service members within each region, for each cycle of the seminar programs. Contact the nearest regional office for more information.
Information for Your Unit
Seminars are not located in MCTIMS.
Weekday and Online Seminars
To enroll in a weekday or online seminar, you or your training manager must submit a request through MarineNet for the relevant course code (5500, 6500, or 7500). Make sure that your information is correct and that you've included the contact info for your SgtMaj or commanding officer. Click the button at the bottom to submit your enrollment request. The status of your request will be displayed under the notifications tab on the MarineNet home page.
Additionally, submit a command screening checklist to your SgtMaj or CO. Their approval is required.
The registration deadline is 21 days prior to the convening week.
Registration is considered continuous and will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Individual units will forward their nominations, to include a command endorsed application package (agreement of training and weekend seminar command screening checklist) and a copy of the Marine's respective MarineNet DEP completion certificate, to the reserve liaison office. The registration deadline is 45 days prior to the convening month to allow enough time for all MROWs and travel requests to be processed. Once the registration deadline has passed, students will be assigned regions and an acceptance letter will be sent detailing specific dates and coordinating instructions.
Weekend seminars are fully funded for reserve Marines by Marine Forces Reserve (MFR). SMCR, IMA, and IRR Marines accepted into the program will be placed on active duty for operational support (ADOS) orders and will be given per diem. Rental cars are authorized but will be limited to one per unit. Weekend seminars are not intended to replace inactive drill training (IDT) days. It will be up to the commander's discretion as to how to manage each Marine's schedule.
Curricula Completion Reporting
Active and reserve Marines that complete ECDEP courses on MarineNet will have their course completions (course and school code) sent automatically to their official military record in the Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS). MMRP-20 will then pull the completions of the entire curricula from MCTFS, automatically generate a completion certificate, and post the certificate to each student's official military personnel file (OMPF). CDET will post copies of diplomas for distinguished graduates into their OMPF. Only a certificate is required; students are not required to input their diplomas into their OMPF records if a certificate already exists.
If the completion of the curriculum shows in MCTFS, but does not appear in OMPF, please contact CDET Student Support via the MarineNet help desk, option 2.