T-Directorate What's New!

Announcing the New CGAUX Leadership Competencies Training To Help Accelerate Your Career in the Auxiliary


Leadership  Competencies are the knowledge, skills, and expertise the Coast Guard and Auxiliary expect of their leaders. The Competencies fall within four broad categories: Leading self, Leading
others, Leading performance and change, and Leading the Coast Guard Auxiliary. There are 5 levels of knowledge (depth of understanding) that correspond to the Auxiliarist’s level from Member to Flotilla Commander to Commodore including the corresponding appointed levels e.g. DSOs and Directors. Each level has an exam on the National Testing Center. Click “Leadership Competencies” in the column to the left for more explanation of the levels and the Leadership Competencies training material. Links to the NTC exams are included. This is not mandatory training but is strongly encouraged for members that wish to advance in both the elected and /or appointed chain of leadership.  Having this training will be looked upon very favorably when
it comes time to elect or appoint members to future leadership roles.



Auxiliary New Member Advancement Process

Beginning 01 February 2018, all newly enrolled members of the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary are required to complete the Basic Qualification II (BQCII)
Course to move forward from Approval Pending (AP) status to any other Auxiliary
membership status.

Currently enrolled members, including those in AP status before 01 February
2018 are not required to take the course although it is highly recommended.

Upon completion of the seven BQII modules, both new and existing members
will receive credit that is equivalent to completing the Administrative
Procedures Course (APC) or the Flotilla Leadership Course (FLC) needed to
advance in elected office and will be awarded one leadership credit toward
their Auxiliary Operations (AUXOP) qualification.

Auxiliary members who are familiar with customs, traditions, and history of
the Coast Guard Auxiliary, understand our missions and programs, the
operational structure, the policies and regulations that guide us, and our
protocols and uniform wear will be far better prepared to serve the Coast Guard
than less knowledgeable members.


The New Basic Qualification Course (BQC II) is active

The second generation and completely new Basic Qualification Course (BQC II) was introduced at NACON2016 and is now open to all CGAUX members. This course introduces the Auxiliary Manual in 7 bite size modules that can be taken in any order. After study and completing review questions, the member goes to the National Testing Center (NTC) to take a 22 question exam. Passing this open book exam with 90% or better gives you AUXDATA credit immediately. Click on “Basic Qual II Course” in the column to the left to get started.



The Operational Specialty (AUXOP) course for Weather (AUXWEA) is available

The new course is a complete re-write of the (old) AUXWEA student study guide (SSG) and AUXWEA PowerPoint slides (PPT).  There is also a new AUXWEA exam as part of the package. The new exam is NOT compatible with the old course material. There will be no hard-copy material or exams made available for this new course. Course material will be down-loadable from the AUXOP web portal but the exam must be taken on a computer with an authorized NTC proctor. You can find the AUXOP course material by clicking on “AUXOP Courses” in the column at the left.


The National Member Training Compendium is now available on MyCGAUX

A new Member Training Compendium has been posted to the website. The Compendium is a spreadsheet that gives links to all the material available for all Certification courses in the Auxiliary. This is the most comprehensive single source for training information in the Auxiliary. The direct link to the compendium is found here: documents/NATIONAL_MEMBER_ TRAINING_COMPENDIUM.pdf. And now, an expanded version of the Compendium is available in MyCGAUX. You can access MyCGAUX here: . Then go to “Directories” in the top ribbon and “Training Compendium”. There are many other good links there to test.


NACON Training slides are available for viewing and down loading

Each NACON conference has two days of member training with more than a dozen unique courses presented in Power Point slides. These courses could be excellent training in your DTRAINs or for Flotilla Training. Each course is taught in 1 hour. The NACON 2016 slides will be added to the course material from NACON 2013, NACON 2014, and NACON 2015 plus courses from NTRAIN 2013 in AUXCLASSROOM at this link: moodle/course/index.php? categoryid=22 . Although you can see the link to the NACON presentations, you will have to log-in with your member ID and your password to have access to the material.

The C-School Website has been updated

The C-School web portal has been improved by removing old material and dead links. In addition, the C-School Matrix has been updated to better reflect the available C-School courses, contacts (POCs), and Comments/Eligibility so that it is clearer who is qualified to attend each course. The C-School schedule is posted shortly after we receive it from the Chief Director’s office. All the active courses available are shown in green. The C-School information is available by clicking “C-School Courses” in the column to the left.

Leadership C-Schools now have their own web portals

Go to the C-School webpage and see a matrix of all the C-School Auxiliary courses. Note that all the underlined Courses now have their own web portals. The newest additions are for AUX-02A & B AUXLAMS, AUX-05A AMLOC, and AUX-07 ASOC leadership courses. To access this information, click on “C-School Courses” in the column to the left.

Mandated Training Methods and Certification Methods and Consequences of non-Compliance

Although Mandated Training (AUXMT/MANTR) has been available for years in one form or another, we now have a complete suite of training methods that should leave no Auxiliarist behind. This includes on-line through AUXLMS (not recommended due to complexities of browser requirements for each course), down-loadable PPTs (ideal for leading class rooms through the training), scripted PDFs, and down-loadable voice over power point videos (due to file size, we recommend watching the videos on a computer screen). With the exception of AUXLMS, all the other methods require filling out a Self-Certification form which is then sent to your FSO-IS or SO-IS for AUXDATA credit. All this information is available by clicking on “Mandated Training” in the column to the left.