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Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP) - Reservists

If you are currently a member of the CAF Reserves and would like to apply for the ROTP you may do so by applying on-line for a Component Transfer (CT). Please note that the online application for Component Transfer is only available through the DWAN. Please contact your unit for more information.

Once the application has been properly submitted, processing and assessments will be done by your local Recruiting Center and selection will be done along with all other ROTP applicants.

It is important for Reserve members to submit the application as soon as possible and to read the appropriate instructions pertaining to CT. If you have filled and submitted an online transfer request to the ROTP on the DWAN and your application remains unacknowledged after two weeks, please contact the CMP DMCPG Element Transfer Section at NDHQ in Ottawa by email at DMCPG_5_CT-DPGCM_5_ME@forces.gc.ca to follow up on your request.

ROTP Application Deadline - 31 Jan

Please note that the online application for Component Transfer is only available through the DWAN.

University Training Plan Non Commissioned Members (UTPNCM)

The UTPNCM is an internal CAF officer production programme designed to develop selected Regular Force NCMs as Officers in the Regular Force. 

The UTPNCM programme is offered annually and normally announced in August. Regular Force Non-Commissioned members interested in the UTPNCM should consult their Base Personnel Selection Office (BPSO) to obtain all the current required information and to familiarize themselves with the application process and eligibility requirements. UTPNCM applications are submitted through the unit chain of command and CO's recommendation and approval is required.

NCMs applying for the UTPNCM are responsible for their own application and all associated costs. A letter of unconditional university acceptance from each university is required to complete the application package. Applicants are encouraged to apply to universities in their geographical area that offer degree programmes that are compatible with the selected military occupation. Preference will be given to institutions in the location where candidates are posted at the time of application.

As of 7 September 2021, any member of the CAF admitted to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science (Honours), Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Engineering degree will be required to take part in the same mandatory second language, physical fitness and military classes as the Officer and Naval Cadets (unless they are exempt by virtue of their current or expired linguistic profile or they are granted Legacy rights by Senate).​ 

Initial Baccalaureate Degree Programme (IBDP)

The aim of the IBPD is to facilitate the CAF's goal of all Officer's holding a university degree. The IBDP is open for competition on a yearly basis.

Eligibility

To qualify for reimbursement under this programme, an officer must:

  • Be serving in the Regular Force and have served for at least 3 years after becoming qualified in their current occupation;
  • Not already hold a baccalaureate degree or higher;
  • Meet the minimum medical standards for their occupation;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to their education;
  • Be admissible to RMC or a Canadian University and be able to obtain their degree within a maximum of 16 months of full-time studies.

RMC through the RMC Online (Distance Education) offers degree Programmes such as the Bachelor of Military Arts and Science that will recognize military training as part of the undergraduate degree.

Please see your Career Manager for more information.

As of 7 September 2021, any member of the CAF admitted to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science (Honours), Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Engineering degree will be required to take part in the same mandatory second language, physical fitness and military classes as the Officer and Naval Cadets (unless they are exempt by virtue of their current or expired linguistic profile or they are granted Legacy rights by Senate).​

Continuing Education Officer Training Plan - CEOTP

The CEOTP recognizes the requirement for a degreed Officer Corps, while at the same time addressing critical shortages in certain officer occupations. The Plan is intended to draw from a broad demographic of candidates who are otherwise qualified for service as officers, but who lack a degree permitting such individuals to be enrolled and commissioned in the Regular Force (Reg F). As part of the enrollment conditions, candidates commit to completing their degrees prior to being offered a re-engagement, while the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will provide the required support to permit candidates to fulfill the degree requirement. Candidates shall complete the degree requirement within their Variable Initial Engagement (VIE) or current terms of service.

The CEOTP is a competitive application plan.

An applicant to the CEOTP may be a:

  • Civilian with or without prior CAF service;
  • Regular Force NCM;
  • Regular Force officer transferring from another officer enrolment plans; or
  • Reserve Force officer or NCM.

A CEOTP applicant is required to:

  • Be a canadian citizen;
  • Have enough time before retirement age to complete the assigned terms of service;
  • Complete the period of obligatory service;
  • Have a high school graduation certificate;
  • Have the academic pre-requisites for unconditional admission to RMC or another Canadian institution in an acceptable course of study.

Individuals interested in applying for the CEOTP and pursuing their university studies at RMC should contact their CAF Recruiting Center or their PSO.

As of 7 September 2021, any member of the CAF admitted to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science (Honours), Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Engineering degree will be required to take part in the same mandatory second language, physical fitness and military classes as the Officer and Naval Cadets (unless they are exempt by virtue of their current or expired linguistic profile or they are granted Legacy rights by Senate).​

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