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Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy James Honea speaks with Sailors during an all-hands call with chief petty officers and chief selects at Silver Strand Training Complex.
FLDC, ILDC, ALDC, and CPO-LDC classes will have a minimum of eight students and a maximum of 20. NLEC-led virtual FLDC, ILDC, and ALDC courses have a minimum class size of eight and a maximum of 16. The C-NLDF and CPO C-NLDF courses are offered exclusively in person and are only hosted by NLEC staff with a minimum class size of eight and a maximum of 12 students.

All courses are meant to be attended once a Sailor is wearing the applicable rank and cannot be completed prior to being frocked or advanced. ELD Courses of Instruction include:

Use the contact us function of this website to contact Student Control West or East, based on your location, for help attaining class schedules in your area.  For help advertising command-hosted classes, see your command master chief for assistance. . For help obtaining course material Course material is currently available on MyNavy Portal (CAC login required) under "Professional Development" > "Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS)."  In the dropdown, go to the bottom of the menu and select ELD Courses.

While overall responsibility for ELD rests with the unit commanding officer, the executive officer in conjunction with the command master chief/senior enlisted leader will plan, track, and ensure all Sailor ELD requirements are met.  ELD is a shared responsibility by the TRIAD and all Navy Chiefs. 

There are two Navy Leadership and Ethics Commands, San Diego, California, and Dam Neck, Virginia, offering ELD courses, as well as a multitude of ELD courses being offered throughout the world.

For more information on enrollment, go to the ELD enrollment instructions page

Your class facilitator will provide you with a digital copy of our student guide, or it can be downloaded from the MyNavy Portal Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) Enlisted Leadership Development section. (CAC login required)

Please print it prior to arriving to your class.

Please communicate with the facilitator of your class. They will be able to provide you with the course material.

Yes. Virtual courses are only offered by our two schoolhouses in San Diego, California, and Dam Neck, Virginia. More detailed information can be found on CANTRAC. (CAC login required)

If you have questions about a POC for your area, please contact the ELD schoolhouse that supports your area via the Contact Us section of the site.

A list of qualified facilitators is posted on our Flank Speed SharePoint website (CAC login required) under Course Materials/Qualified Fleet Facilitators.

To request a MTT for a C-NLDF course, please contact the ELD schoolhouse that supports your area. Visit our Contact Us page to send an email or for schoolhouse mailing addresses and phone numbers.

No. Only certified facilitators from either of the two ELD schoolhouses can qualify new C-NLDFs.

No. Each course is specific to a pay grade. Refer to our Courses section for eligibility information.

Yes, certified C-NLDFs can facilitate courses within their command, but it is not desired. All efforts should be made to send Sailors to an ELD course outside of their current command.

Yes, you have to follow the course objectives and hit all key points. The current timeline to complete each course is as follows:  FLDC 3 days, ILDC 3 days, ALDC 4 days, CPOLDC 5 days.
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