NATO CIMIC Staff Worker Course


The main purpose of this course is to enable participants, officers and non-commissioned officers (NCOs), who are, or will be appointed as CIMIC Staff Workers, to conduct CIMIC 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 create awareness for those organizations and individuals, who have a vested interest in CIMIC activities. The course will preferably be conducted parallel to the NCFWC.


  • Contribution to the staff procedures and to the Decision Making Process (DMP)
  • Contribution to the information management and Common Operational Picture (COP)
  • Establishment of the Extended Liaison Matrix (ELM), in order to utilize contacts and key leaders identification
  • Evaluation and management of CIMIC activities
  • Use of communication skills across all levels of engagement
  • Advice military staff on various local/cultural aspects in order to raise cultural/situational awareness


  • 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 NCSWC residential part.
  • Details about the ADL account will be forwarded after registration to the course.


Based on the modular system, participants have the opportunity to join the NCSWC just for the Staff Level Module M4, starting the 2nd week of the course. This saves time and money! For this, the following additional prerequisite must be met:

  • Attendance of the NCFWC or NCIFSC with modules M1.2 and M2.2


The NCSWC will be conducted at least in 6 iterations per year at different places in Europe. For further information please visit our website. The duration is 2 weeks (1 week in case of modular entry).



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