Great program for SNCOs that have already completed
their degree and need to show continual self improvement. Additionally, it
is yet another item to pad the resume. At most this is going to take 30
minutes of your time and a transcript request if you don't already have one.
There is a new CCAF certification program that
recognizes SNCO leadership and management education, skills, and experience.
I've attached a Senior Enlisted Leaders Update that was sent to CMSAF Roy for
dissemination to Command Chiefs; a copy of the CCAF Article that will be
published in the next CCAF Update; and a sample copy of the PMC Nomination
The PMC Program will be activated 1 Jan 2011. The program information is in the
process of being updated to the CCAF website and should be available within the
next week. The
Sample PMC Nomination Letter will also be posted on the website and
available for download.
The program provides a validated credentialing process, which recognizes the
SNCO's leadership and management education, skills and experience. In addition,
the program provides Air Force SNCOs with a structured professional development
track that supplements Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME) and
Career Field Education and Training Plans.
Here are the requirements:
1.) Awarded 7 skill-level (Craftsman) or higher
2.) Complete Airman Leadership School or equivalent EPME
3.) Complete Noncommissioned Officer Academy or equivalent EPME
4.) Complete Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy or equivalent EPME
5.) Complete 30 semester hours of leadership/management coursework (includes
Enlisted PME credit earned); At least 6 semester hours of the
leadership/management coursework must be completed through an accredited
civilian institution or by examination credit (CLEP/DSST/Excelsior). Courses
must emphasize the fundamentals of leadership and/or management of human
6.) CCAF associates in applied science degree
7.) Formal application process; recommended for certification by the unit
commander. A Letter of Recommendation template will be posted on CCAF's website.
NOTE: Individual must provide a copy of civilian school transcript that
reflects successful completion of 6 semester hours of leadership/management
IMPACT: This professional credentialing program will recognize advanced
levels of education, training, and experience beyond the associate degree level,
and as a result, instill a higher level of accomplishment and professionalism
within the Air Force.
END RESULT: A Professional Manager Certification certificate will be
issued to each member who earns it, and the certification award will be
documented on the CCAF transcript.
If you have further questions, check out the
Professional Manager Certification (PMC) Program FAQ.
If it doesn't answer your questions contact your Education Center.