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The Basic Career Planner Course provides students with the basic capabilities necessary to obtain the primary MOS of Career Planner (4821) and to execute Headquarters Marine Corps enlisted retention policies.  Career Planners are the key to achieving these objectives.  Training includes detailed instruction in the following areas: Screening, Interviewing, Processing, Benefits, Sales and Administration necessary to implement the “contact to contract” process.


The course incorporates the ideas that have evolved from the Recruiting and Retention Training and Readiness (T&R) Manual, Course Content Review Board, Enlisted Retention Task Force, and Sergeants Major Symposiums.  Training takes place in a state of the art classroom and group rooms.

Check In

Students Must Check in with:

·         Complete Set of Orders

·         Detaching Endorsement from parent command

·         Commanding Officer’s Screening Checklist (recertified within 30 days)

·         Medical and Dental Records

·         TFRS Login, password and ID

·         Valid ID (CAC) card with working pin

·         Students will have a few miscellaneous expenses upon arrival to the Basic Career Planner Course. Ensure you check in with $50 cash.

Fitness Reports:

·         Fitness reports ARE required per MCO P1610.7F.  You will receive an academic “from temporary duty” (FD) report at the end of this TAD period.  To prevent a date gap, ensure you submit a “to temporary duty” (TD) report ending the day before you leave for the school (per par. 3004.6).

BCPC Class Schedule


Class #



BCPC 1-18

19 Oct 2017

13 Dec 2017

BCPC 2-18

26 Feb 2018

18 Apr 2018

BCPC 3-18

23 Apr 2018

13 Jun 2018


Class #



BCPC 1-19

22 Oct 2018

12 Dec 2018

BCPC 2-19

25 Feb 2019

17 Apr 2019

BCPC 3-19

22 Apr 2019

12 Jun 2019