Information Division

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Requirements to Attend All Courses

  1. Clearance information:
    1. JIPC Phase I and DOPC:  There is no clearance requirement for students but for those who are attending the follow on JIOPC class will need to have a TS/SCI Clearance.
    2. JIPC Phase II and JMTC:  Requires a TS/SCI Clearance.
  2. Note:  For all other clearance questions contact our SSO.
  3. Must apply through the JEMIS website:
  4. Must submit 2875 and IA Cert from JKO only to
  5. Must submit a visit request.

Course Priority

The Joint Information School is a high-demand course. Our charter is the first to support the joint force. To preserve the joint environment unique to these courses, the faculty award each service one seat in each class. The faculty will award a seat in each class to the highest category and tiered applicant from each Service. The faculty must prioritize applicants and award seats to each class under the prioritized categories listed below:

Category 1:

Priority for JIPC are military, government Civilian (or contracted) personnel assigned to a Joint Command on the JDAL. This includes those on orders conducting TDY en route during a permanent change of station move that assigns them to a tier 1 HQ. This does not include those in a deployed status or any other command relationship supporting this command type. Individuals must occupy or will occupy a Joint Staff authorized joint billet within the command. Preference in all tiers goes to these joint billets within a J39.

Tier A: Combatant Commands with an AOR according to the Unified Campaign Plan (UCP)

Tier B: Other combatant commands

Tier C: SECDEF-approved Joint Task Forces with JDAL

Tier D: Theater Special Operations Commands or SOCOM Sub-unified Commands


Tier F: Joint Staff, OSD Staff, and other DoD Agencies

Tier G: Other joint commands.

Tier H: Inter-agency partners

Category 2:

Personnel not assigned to Joint Commands within Tier 1 who:

Tier A: are currently deployed and OPCON to a Tier 1 command HQ above.

NOTE: Within 24 hours of applying, students must provide a memorandum for record (MFR) signed by a minimum of an  O5 level commander or O5 level Joint HQ staff division chief from the sponsoring supported unit. The MFR must validate the OPCON status of the individual and confirm that the signatory authorizes, and has the authority to approve, the requisite time required for the student to complete the course requirements while in a deployed status.

Tier B: is on deployment orders conducting pre-mission training to support an element within Tier 1 and will be OPCON to one of the Category 1 tiers command HQ.

NOTE: Priority within CAT 2 Tier B will be in the order of the CAT 1 Tiers. Within 24hrs of applying, students must send an MFR signed by their O5 commander. This MFR must: validate the deployment dates (+/-60 day estimation is acceptable); identifies the command the individual will be OPCON to while deployed; the signatory will authorize the required time during the duty day for students to complete course requirements without interference from pre-mission training.

Tier C: are assigned to Service-Component Command staff or information force units and/or elements that formally provide direct support to combatant commands in a non-expeditionary manner (E.g., Service Component Commands, Service-retained Cyber Mission Force Units, etc,)

Category 3:

Tier A: Personnel qualified in a service's information capability and currently assigned to an information force unit as outlined in JP 3-04.

Tier B: Personnel qualified in a service's information capability.

Tier C: Intelligence personnel assigned to service units in a Title X capacity do not qualify for category 1 or 2.

Tier D: All other servicemembers, DoD civilians, and contractors.

Contact Information

  • JIPC Phase I Lead Instructor: (757) 443-6109
  • JIPC Phase II Lead Instructor: (757) 443-6423
  • JMTC Lead Instructor: (757) 443-6335 / 6337
  • DOPC Lead Instructor: (757) 443-6329 / 6147
  • JIS Email: for all Instructors

Last update: 30 Aug 2023