24-05 – Service and Support for Cadet Instructors Cadre Individual Training and Education

Cadet Administrative and Training Orders (CATOs)

1. This order should be read in conjunction with the following references:

  1. CATO 24-01 Cadet Instructors Cadre Professional Development System;
  2. CATO 24-02 Cadet Instructors Cadre Individual Training and Education;
  3. CATO 24-03 Cadet Instructors Cadre Training Organization;
  4. CATO 24-04 Conduct of Cadet Instructors Cadre Individual Training and Education;
  5. CATO 24-06  MITE Course Management System;
  6. CATO 24-07 Academic Progress of Trainees on Cadet Instructors Cadre Training;
  7. Privacy Act (1983);
  8. QR&O 34.07 Entitlement to Medical Care;
  9. QR&O 34.30 Provision of Medical Care to Civilians;
  10. QR&O 35.04 Entitlement to Dental Care;
  11. CFAO 20-5 Temporary Duty;
  12. CFAO 34-45 Medical Examination and Care, Cadet Instructors and Cadets;
  13. CFAO 35-4  Dental Treatment;
  14. CFAO 36-14 Entitlement to Meals and Public Rations;
  15. DAOD 5024-0 DND Living Accommodation;
  16. Compensation and Benefit Instructions (CBI), Chapter 204 – Pay of Officers and Non-Commissioned Members;
  17. CBI Chapter 209 – Transportation and Travelling Expenses;
  18. CBI Chapter 210.72 Compensation for Disability – Reserve Force;
  19. A-P9-050 Manual of Individual Training and Education, Volume 13;
  20. Canadian Forces Temporary Duty and Travel Instructions (CFTDTI);
  21. National Defence Security Instructions (NDSI);
  22. Scale of issue D01-101 Reserve Basic Clothing Male and Female Navy;
  23. Scale of issue D01-102 Reserve Basic Clothing Male and Female Army;
  24. Scale of issue D01-103 Reserve Basic Clothing Male and Female Air;
  25. Scale of issue D10-110 Miscellaneous clothing and equipment for RCIS;
  26. CCO / CIC Business plan;
  27. CIC Job Based Occupational Specification;
  28. CIC Specialty Specifications; and
  29. Specialty Training and Activity Log Book (A-CR-050-876/PW-000).


2. This order describes the policies regarding services and support for individual training and education (IT&E) for Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) officers.


3. The following definitions apply to this policy:

Individual Training and Education (IT&E)

All instructional activities provided to CF members that impart skills, knowledge and attitudes required to perform assigned duties (training) as well as exercise sound judgement and correctly interpret information (education). Individual training and education normally results in a CF qualification. (Instruction individuelle et éducation (II et E))

Military Individual Training and Education (MITE)

Is a key component of the Quality Control process of the CIC Training System. It is the system used to track and manage competencies (from nomination to graduation of candidates). (Instruction individuelle et éducation militaire (IIEM))

Business Planning

4. Business planning for CIC IT&E is carried out regionally in accordance with direction given by the Directorate Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers (D Cdts & JCR) through the Canadian Cadets Organizations (CCO) / CIC Business Plan process and A-P9-050 Manual of Individual Training and Education, Volume 13, part 4.

Course Staffing

5. Regions are responsible for the selection, training, employment and compensation of:

  1. candidates;
  2. instructors; and
  3. support personnel.

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Course Location

6. Regions are responsible for obtaining suitable facilities to conduct training.  The facilities will accommodate the needs of the course(s) as described in the appropriate Qualification Standard (QS) and Training Plan (TP).

7. Regions are encouraged to use several different training sites to maximize ease of access for candidates, as well as to minimize transportation costs.

Equipment and Resources

8 Regions are responsible for providing the equipment and resources required to conduct IT&E, in accordance with the appropriate QS and TP.

9. In order to support distributed learning (DL) IT&E, Regions are to provide, where necessary, information technology (IT) equipment to candidates and coordinate connectivity by means of currently provided corps / squadron Internet connections.

Annual Statistical Report

10. In accordance with the directives and deadlines indicated in the National CIC Training Directive, regions must complete an annual statistical report covering all authorized training.

Military Individual Training and Education System

11. The Military Individual Training and Education (MITE) system will be used to manage all CIC IT&E.  Details on the use of MITE are found in CATO 24-06.

Joining Instructions

12. Regions will publish Joining Instructions for all candidates who are selected for training and ensure they are disseminated accordingly.

Out of Region Training

13. Since Northern Region only conducts limited specialty training, CIC officers from that region may regularly be loaded on courses conducted in other regions.

14. When practical and cost effective, CIC officers requiring training not available in their region may be loaded on a course offered in another region, but only with the approval of the Commanding Officers (COs) of both participating RCSUs.

15. Dispatching regions are responsible for pay and travelling expenses for all candidates and will advise the appropriate authorities of all pertinent details concerning the candidates’ movements.

16. The hosting region will forward Joining Instructions to the dispatching region for dissemination to the candidate.

17. The hosting region will provide Rations and Quarters (R&Q).


18. The CF member’s dispatching unit will ensure that candidates selected for training are equipped in accordance with the following scales of issue for clothing and equipment:

  1. Sea Element in accordance with D01-101 Navy – Basic Clothing Male and Female and D01-505 Miscellaneous Clothing – All Ranks Maritime Formations;
  2. Land Element in accordance with D01-102 Army Basic Clothing Regular and Reserve and D01-301 Land Force Command Operational Clothing and Personal Issue Items;
  3. Air Element in accordance with D01-103 Air Force Basic Clothing – Regular Force and Reserve and D01-341 Air Force Operational Clothing & equipment; and
  4. when required, CIC Sea and Air officers will be in possession of the necessary Operational Clothing in accordance with D10-110 Miscellaneous Clothing and Equipment for RCIS scale of issue.

Candidate Files

19. A candidate file will be maintained for each candidate. Candidate files are protected information and will be kept in accordance with CF security orders.

20. Candidate files will be kept for a minimum of five years following the completion of training and then will be sent to archives in accordance with CF document disposal regulations.

21. Instructors with access to candidate files are to be aware that the laws of Canada protect the privacy of individuals and provide them with the right to access their personal information. The Privacy Act protects against unauthorized use and disclosure of personal information and strictly controls how the government collects, uses, stores, discloses and disposes of this information.


22. Candidates, instructors and support staff will be paid for each completed day of training at their authorized IPC level in accordance with CBI 204.

23. CATO 24-04 indicates the number of days to be paid for each course.  In addition, candidates instructors and support staff are to be paid on the days of travel (either half or full day based on distance travelled IAW CFTDTI).

24. Pay for candidates attending in-house training out of region will be administered as follows:

  1. Regional Courses: dispatching regions will provide pay for candidates on all CIC training; and
  2. National Courses:  funding is provided directly by D Cdts, while the administration of pay is the responsibility of the dispatching region.

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Travel Expenses

25. CF members are entitled to reimbursement of travel expenses for training in accordance with CFAO 20-5, CBI 209 and CFTDTI.

26. Candidates completing DL and OJT training provided by the RCIS/RCSU or D Cdts have no entitlement to travel expenses. However, candidates completing DL and OJT training provided in-house will be entitled to reimbursement of travel expenses.


27. CF members are entitled to incidentals in accordance with CFAO 20-5, CBI 209 and CFTDTI.

28. Candidates completing DL and OJT training provided by the RCIS/RCSU or D Cdts have no entitlement to incidentals. However, candidates completing DL and OJT training provided in-house will be entitled to incidents.

Rations and Quarters

29. R&Q will be authorized for the duration of courses conducted on-site, in accordance with DAOD 5024-0, CFAO 36‑14 and CFTDTI.

30. Quarters will be provided for candidates arriving on the evening prior to the start of the course and the evening of the final day of the course, if required.

31. Candidates and staff completing or employed on DL training have no entitlement to rations and quarters, unless the training is conducted in-house.

Medical / Dental

32. CF members undergoing training are entitled to emergency medical/dental care as prescribed in QR&O 34.07 and 35.04, in CFAO 34-45 and 35-4 and the Compensation for Disability prescribed in CBI 210.72.

Support for The Junior Canadian Ranger Program

33. The CIC Training Organization (CIC Trg Org) may, when practical and cost effective, allow personnel from the Junior Canadian Ranger (JCR) Program to attend CIC training on a cost recovery basis.  CIC officers will have training priority over JCR personnel.  Training will only be delivered with prior authorization from NDHQ / D Cdts & JCR.

Foreign Officer Training

34. The CIC Trg Org may, when practical and cost effective, allow foreign military personnel to attend CIC training on a cost recovery basis. Foreign personnel attending CIC training should normally already be employed as youth leaders in an organization that is similar to the Canadian Cadet Program.  CIC officers will have training priority.  Training will only be delivered with prior authorization from NDHQ / D Cdts & JCR.

35. A Memorandum of Understanding or Statement of Cooperation (as appropriate) outlining the responsibilities of the parties involved will be prepared by NDHQ / D Cdts & JCR and signed by authorized representatives from both countries / states prior to the start of training in accordance with DAOD 7014-0.

Attendance on Other CF / Civilian Training Courses

36. Members may be given, on a case by case basis, the opportunity to undergo other CF or civilian training, provided that:

  1. the need for training is clearly justified based on a CCO / CIC requirement;
  2. equivalent Cadet Program / CIC training is not available within the organization or if available, cannot be delivered cost effectively; and
  3. D Cdts & JCR or CO RCSU authorization is obtained as required.

Web Sites

37. The CIC Trg Org will maintain national, regional and school web sites containing information deemed essential to candidates.

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OPI: D Cdts 6

Date: Sep 09

Amendment:  Original

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