Officers

Basic Military Officer Qualification

The Basic Military Officer Qualification (BMOQ) is the Canadian Armed Forces’ basic training program for future officers. The course is divided into two seven-week modules. Module 1 focuses on basic military discipline and skills such as drill, weapons training and first aid. Module 2 focuses on leadership techniques and basic military planning skills. Both modules have a heavy physical fitness component. Depending on the entry plan, candidates will either conduct these modules back-to-back or over two consecutive summers.

For additional information: Get ready for Basic Training page

Canadian Armed Forces Junior Officer Development

The Canadian Armed Forces Junior Officer Development (CAFJOD) Programme exposes Junior Officers to a general and standardized body of foundational knowledge through seven Distance Learning modules:

  1. Staff Duties
  2. Enable the Fighting Force
  3. Law and Military Justice
  4. Leadership and Ethics
  5. Joint Operations
  6. Canadian Military History
  7. Support the Institution
Calendar

 

CAFJOD 1 – Staff Duties

Module Serial (v2)

Registration begins

Registration ends

Serial begins

Serial Ends

014 1 May 17 31 May 17 1 July 17 30 August 17
015 1 July 17 31 July 17 1 September 17 30 October 17
016 1 September 17 30 September 17 1 November 17 31 December 17
017 1 November 17 30 November 17 1 January 18 28 February 18
018 8 January 18 31 January 18 1 March 18 30 April 18

  

CAFJOD 2 - Enable the Fighting Force

NOTE: Only module 2 will have a three-month duration due to a larger content size. Only serial 007 will be two months try out.

Module Serial

Registration begins

Registration ends

Serial begins

Serial Ends

007 5 January 17 31 January 17 1 March 17 30 April 17
008 1 March 17 31 March 17 1 May 17 31 July 17
009 1 June 17 30 June 17 1 August 17 31 October 17
010 1 September 17 30 September 17 1 November 17 31 January 18
011 1 December 17 30 December 17 1 February 18 30 April 18

  

CAFJOD 3 – Law and Military Justice

Module Serial

Registration begins

Registration ends

Serial begins

Serial Ends

014 1 May 17 31 May 17 1 July 17 30 August 17
015 1 July 17 31 July 17 1 September 17 30 October 17
016 1 September 17 30 September 17 1 November 17 31 December 17
017 1 November 17 30 November 17 1 January 18 28 February 18
018 8 January 18 31 January 18 1 March 18 30 April 18

  

CAFJOD 4 – Leadership and Ethics

Module Serial

Registration begins

Registration ends

Serial begins

Serial Ends

014 1 May 17 31 May 17 1 July 17 30 August 17
015 1 July 17 31 July 17 1 September 17 30 October 17
016 1 September 17 30 September 17 1 November 17 31 December 17
017 1 November 17 30 November 17 1 January 18 28 February 18
018 8 January 18 31 January 18 1 March 18 30 April 18

 

CAFJOD 5 – Joint Operations

Module Serial

Registration begins

Registration ends

Serial begins

Serial Ends

012 1 June 17 30 June 17 1 August 17 31 September 17
013 1 August 17 31 August 17 1 October 17 30 November 17
014 1 October 17 31 October 17 1 December 17 31 January 18
015 1 December 17 30 December 17 1 February 18 31 March 18
016 1 February 18 28 February 18 1 April 18 31 May 18

 

CAFJOD 6 – Canadian Military History

Module Serial

Registration begins

Registration ends

Serial begins

Serial Ends

012 1 June 17 30 June 17 1 August 17 31 September 17
013 1 August 17 31 August 17 1 October 17 30 November 17
014 1 October 17 31 October 17 1 December 17 31 January 18
015 1 December 17 30 December 17 1 February 18 31 March 18
016 1 February 18 28 February 18 1 April 18 31 May 18

 

 

CAFJOD 7 – Support the Institution

Module Serial

Registration begins

Registration ends

Serial begins

Serial Ends

012 1 June 17 30 June 17 1 August 17 31 September 17
013 1 August 17 31 August 17 1 October 17 30 November 17
014 1 October 17 31 October 17 1 December 17 31 January 18
015 1 December 17 30 December 17 1 February 18 31 March 18
016 1 February 18 28 February 18 1 April 18 31 May 18

 

 

Registration

Registration 

  1. Consult the calendar to confirm the registration periods.
  2. To register to a module, you need to obtain your username and password for the Defence Learning Network (DLN). If you do not have a DLN account or you are unable to log in, you must send an email.
  3. Open DLN in a different window.
  4. Follow this path:
    1. Home Page
    2. On top of the page, under the "Browse" menu, select "Browse Catalog"
    3. 16.0 CAF Professional Development
    4. 16.2 Canadian Armed Forces Junior Officer Development (CAFJOD)
    5. Under the "Actions" menu click on "Register" for an available module in the language of your choice.

Please note that only the active nomination offerings will be displayed, as per the calendar.

  1. If you encounter any difficulties in registering, contact us by email.

Selection

A selection process giving priority to rank will be done in order to attribute available positions.

Enrolment

No later than one week before the course start date, selected candidates will receive a confirmation message by email. The student guide, which includes the instructions on how to access the module, will also be sent by email. 

Training

You will have a period of two months to complete the module and pass the exams. If you are unable to complete the module in the allotted time period, you will be required to re-enrol in another session. Partial credit will not be granted.

CAFJOD Contacts

You should only contact the Defence Learning Network (DLN) helpdesk if you experience technical difficulties specific to the DLN system (incorrect login or site down).

For all other issues (animation not working, content not opening, lost of attempts on the exam due to crash, etc.), please contact the CAFJOD helpdesk.

Your comments and requests are very important to the CAFJOD Help Desk. Please be polite and respectful when you contact us via email. A virtual exchange is still an exchange between two human beings. The CAFJOD Help Desk will not respond to disrespectful requests or comments. We expect CAF officers to be courteous in their communications, be they in person or in writing.

Questions concerning the application process for requesting equivalency to the CAFJOD should be addressed by email.