CIO LDP Application Instructions

The 14-week Advanced Management Program (AMP) prepares middle- and senior-level leaders to leverage information for strategic advantage by educating participants in: policy, planning, performance, process, acquisition, and information assurance. AMP students participate in field studies and complete the strategic leader development curriculum, an integrated graduate-level course of study. While graduates earn the CIO Certificate, some of their coursework may also apply toward additional certificates at the college.

CIO LDP Application Requirements

  1. CIO LDP Application
  2. Resume
  3. Nomination Letter


Pay Grade or Rank: Federal civilian government employees must be at least GS/GM-13 or equivalent, and military officers must hold at least the grade of O-4. Non-federal students, to include state and local government and private industry employees, must be of an equivalent grade.

AMP CFO applicants must also satisfy requirements for admission into the CFO Academy. Click here for complete eligibility requirements.

Education: All students must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Note: Private industry employees must be sponsored by a government agency. Sponsorship must be demonstrated by a letter submitted at the time of application to the AMP from the sponsoring government agency’s contract coordinator indicating the contract number being supported.

Applications should be submitted through agency/organization channels and received at the iCollege prior to the published deadline. Each application must contain a resume, a letter of nomination from the supervisor, and a completed AMP application form. If required, the application must also include an eligibility waiver request (see below). Omission of required information in any letter, form, resume, or waiver request may result in rejection of the application. Application forms submitted without accompanying materials will be held by the iCollege for 10 business days and then be destroyed.

Application Form: The application form must be completed in its entirety, including the 200-word essay, and submitted via email, fax, or postal mail. 

Resume: The resume should include a work history that describes the organizations worked for, position titles, responsibilities and accomplishments, and any rewards or recognitions received. If there are gaps in the resume, a short paragraph is needed to explain them.

Nomination Letter: The letter of nomination should be written by the applicant’s supervisor and should address the applicant’s ability to complete a challenging graduate-level academic program in information resources management. In addition, the letter must indicate why the applicant is being nominated for the AMP and how this program will benefit the nominating organization. Letters must be on organizational or corporate letterhead and be addressed to the iCollege Registrar. The subject line must indicate the student’s name, program the student is applying for, and if a waiver is being requested. For example: “Subj: AMP Letter of Nomination, Grade Level Waiver Request for MAJ John Doe.” The final signature on all correspondence must belong to the applicant’s immediate supervisor.

Applications may be submitted by email, fax, or postal mail. If possible, please email all materials together. All additional application materials including resumes, nomination letters, and eligibility waiver requests (if applicable) must be received by the iCollege within 10 business days of the AMP application, and must be received by the published application deadline. If sending by postal mail, all application materials must be postmarked by the application deadline.


Fax: 202-685-4860
Postal Mail: IRMC Registrar, Building 62, Marshall Hall, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC, 20319-5066

Non-US citizens who are members of international military agencies must apply through their governments as well as meet all the eligibility requirements and submit all of the application pieces detailed above for U.S. applicants. International applications submitted without the required forms, letters, and resumes will not be considered for admission. Applications should be in the form of an education and training request for approval and processing through the appropriate Security Assistance Training Field Activity (SATFA) country program manager, who should forward the request to:

Director Security Assistance Training Field Activity (SATFA) U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) 
ATTN: SATFA-RQ 173 Bernard Road, Bldg 139 
Fort Monroe, VA 23651-1003 
DSN: 680-3255 Commercial: (757) 788-3255 
Fax: (757) 788-4142

International students must demonstrate English language competency through listening, reading, and general grammar structures via the Defense Language Institute's English Level Comprehension (ELC) Exam administered in the home country prior to acceptance. Because of the seminar-based active-learning model used in this program, oral communication skills are critical. The iCollege reserves the right to administer the exam when the student arrives if English comprehension is in question, per AR 12-15, the Joint Security Assistance Training (JSAT) regulation, Section 10. International students should also possess a basic working knowledge of computers.