CLPM Course

Command Language Program Managers course (00ZZ) Overview

DoD Instruction 5160.70, Management of the DoD Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture Program, requires CLPMs to be certified through a training course. DLIFLC’s CLPM Course (ATRRS School Code 215 Course 00ZZ) is a non-Service-specific 40-hour certification course that provides foundational information and skills to manage a CLP in accordance with Department of Defense and Service-specific standards.

 Purpose. This foundational course prepares Command Language Program Managers to:

  • Serve as the command’s principal assistant for foreign language proficiency (FLP) issues
  • Interpret relevant DOD and Service-specific doctrine relating to CLPs
  • Develop and execute command/unit language training plans
  • Manage linguists’ foreign language proficiency training and testing
  • Schedule significant language training events (SLTE)
  • Oversee monthly unit training
  • Track annual language proficiency testing
  • Maintain records of FLP training and testing and report on unit readiness
  • Facilitate foreign language proficiency bonus (FLPB) for qualified linguists

Format. Attendees will participate in group activities and will have access to courseware and resources located on DLIFLC’s version (.edu) of MS Teams. Students will receive temporary DLIFLC student accounts/usernames for MS Teams. Course activities will include:

  • Practical exercises to apply concepts and principles
  • Periodic checks on knowledge and a post-course test
  • Culminating group project to apply and demonstrate learning

Class participants will be assigned to a team for group and final project purposes—there will be some out of class activities/homework. Class sessions will run approximately 50 minutes with a ten-minute break; lunch will be one hour (negotiable)

Expectations. To receive a Certificate of Completion, students will:

  • Attend the course in its entirety
  • Demonstrate sufficient effort in class
  • Successfully complete practical exercises
  • Complete the culminating project
  • Attain a minimum score of 80% on the post-test

CLPM course participants should bring to the course all relevant CLP materials—including current continuity books,  operating procedure documents, training plans, databases, etc. A laptop computer is highly encouraged as this will allow students to work collaboratively on their individual, unit programs.