The main purpose of this course is to enable all participants, who are, or will be appointed as CIMIC Functional Specialists, to conduct CIMIC Functional Specialist activities across the full spectrum of military engagement in a modern operational environment, up to and including corps/component command level. The second purpose is to raise knowledge about NATO CIMIC and to identify the interconnection between CIMIC and the different areas of civil expertise. Due to the specific training requirements, this course is dedicated to those CIMIC Functional Specialists, who are, or will be tasked to perform general CIMIC (e.g. NCFWC or NCSWC) activities in the future. The course will preferably be conducted parallel to the NATO CIMIC Field Worker Course and NATO CIMIC Staff Worker Course.


    • Contribution to the staff procedures and to the Decision Making Process (DMP) with functional aspects
    • Contribution to the information management with functional aspects
    • Interaction with civil partners in a cross-cultural environment
    • Evaluation and management of CIMIC activities
    • Use of interpersonal communication skills across all levels of engagement
    • Advice military staff on various local/cultural aspects in order to raise cultural/situational awareness with functional aspects
    • Functional advice to the commander and support to other CIMIC elements
    • CIMIC activities (e.g. project execution)
  • CIMIC assessments with functional aspects


    • Language proficiency: Students must meet the following standards of proficiency in English (as described in STANAG 6001):
      listening – good/3, speaking – good/3, reading – good/3, writing – fair/2
    • ADL Module is mandatory and needs to be successfully completed by the students before the NCIFSC residential part.
  • Details about the ADL account will be forwarded after registration to the course.


After successful participation in the NCIFSC and based on the modular system, NCIFSC participants have the opportunity to join the NCFWC or NCSWC just for the Field Level Module M3 and / or Staff Level Module M4, starting the 2nd week of the course.


The NCIFSC will be conducted on official request. The duration is 2 weeks.



Students from Sponsoring Nations: 275.00 Euro (Modular entry 140,-)
Students from Non-Sponsoring Nations: 545.00 Euro (Modular entry 275,-)