National Credential
Credential: Joint Intelligence Planner-Proficiency Level I (JIP-I)
Credentialing Agency: Defense Intelligence Agency PMO (DIA)

The Defense Intelligence Agency PMO (DIA), Joint Intelligence Planner-Proficiency Level I (JIP-I) is part of the DoD-wide initiative to professionalize the intelligence workforce directed by the USD(I). JIP-I was created to develop, define, and measure broad-based core competencies for joint IP professionals across the Defense Intelligence Enterprise (DIE). JIP-I certification covers both Foundational and Full Performance execution of IP and ensures all joint intelligence planners understand the core concepts of IP and how they support Joint Operations Planning (JOP) and the planning of intelligence operations. Candidates must have at least 18 months of Intelligence Planning Experience performed within the last three years and must currently hold an active TOP SECRET/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance and be in 'good standing' as defined by their employing Component.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: 5 years

Joint Intelligence Planner-Proficiency Level I (JIP-I)

The following Army Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Personnel Category Occupation Occupation Type Related As Promotion Points Skill Level Star Proponent Funded Gap Analysis
Enlisted 09L Interpreter/Translator MOS some          
Enlisted 13Z Field Artillery Senior Sergeant MOS some          
Enlisted 14H Air Defense (AD) Enhanced Early Warning System Operator MOS some          
Enlisted 18F Special Forces Assistant Operations and Intelligence Sergeant MOS some          
Enlisted 1D Digital Media Collector (DMC) ASI some          
Enlisted 31B Military Police MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 31D CID Special Agent MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 31E Corrections and Detention Specialist MOS some          
Enlisted 31K Military Working Dog Handler MOS some          
Enlisted 31Z Senior Military Police Sergeant MOS some          
Enlisted 35F Intelligence Analyst MOS most   IV      
Enlisted 35M Human Intelligence Collector MOS other          
Enlisted 35N Signals Intelligence Analyst MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information. III      
Enlisted 35P Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Voice Interceptor MOS some          
Enlisted 35S Signals Collector/Analyst MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information. III      
Enlisted 35V Chief Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Sergeant MOS some          
Enlisted 35X Intelligence Senior Sergeant/Chief Intelligence Sergeant MOS most   V      
Enlisted 35Y Chief Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Sergeant MOS some          
Enlisted 35Z Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Senior Sergeant/SIGINT Chief MOS most   III      
Enlisted 37F Psychological Operations Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 6N THAAD Launching Control Station (LCS) Operator ASI some          
Enlisted G9 Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) ASI some          
Enlisted K2 Advanced Communications Signals Analysis ASI some          
Enlisted K7 Avenger Master Gunner ASI some          
Enlisted P7 Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE) ASI most          
Enlisted Q7 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Synchronization Manager ASI most          
Enlisted R3 Digital Network Exploitation Analyst (DNEA) ASI other          
Enlisted S1 Source Handler ASI most          
Enlisted S7 Foreign Counterintelligence (FCI) ASI some          
Enlisted T1 Counter Threat Finance Analyst ASI other          
Enlisted T4 Patriot Master Gunner ASI some          
Enlisted T5 Target Digital Network Analyst ASI most          
Enlisted Z8 Technical ELINT Collection and Analysis ASI most          
Warrant Officer 125D Geospatial Engineering Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 140A Command And Control Systems Integrator WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 170B Electronic Warfare Technician WOMOS most        
Warrant Officer 350F All Source Intelligence Technician WOMOS most        
Warrant Officer 350G GEOINT Imagery Technician WOMOS most        
Warrant Officer 351L Counterintelligence Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 351Y Area Intelligence Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 352N Signals Intelligence Analysis Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 352S Signals Collection Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 353T Intelligence Systems Integration and Maintenance Technician WOMOS other        

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Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of four ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience.

Promotion Points Promotion Points icon

This credential has been approved for promotion points for this MOS towards promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. Clicking the Promotion Points icon will open a link to the promotion points fact sheet.

Skill Level Designation

Skill Level I: This skill level consists of all Soldiers in the ranks of Private (pay grade E-1) up to Specialist (pay grade E-4). Time in Service (TIS) is generally between initial entry and four Years of Service (YOS). This skill level is Entry-level positions requiring performance of tasks under direct supervision.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level I
  • Basic Leader Course (BLC)

Skill Level II: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Sergeant (paygrade E-5). TIS is generally between 4-8 YOS. Positions requiring performance of more difficult tasks under general supervision; and in some instances, involving supervision of Soldiers in SL1.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level II
  • Advance Leader Course (ALC)

Skill Level III: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Staff Sergeant (paygrade E-6). TIS is generally between 8-12 YOS. Positions requiring performance of still more difficult tasks and involving first line supervision of Soldiers in SL1 & SL2.

Institutional training:

  • Senior Leader Course (SLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level III

Skill level IV: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class (paygrade E-7). TIS is generally between 12-18 YOS. Positions requiring relatively detailed knowledge of all tasks specified for a given MOS, normally involving first-line supervision of Soldiers in SLs 1, 2, and 3, and involving managerial duties.

Institutional training:

  • Master Leader Course (MLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level IV
  • Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) I Course

Skill level V: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (paygrade E-8). TIS is generally between 18-22 YOS. Positions requiring direct and indirect leadership roles with expertise in company and battalion-level operations and competency across a given CMF, serving as members of a staff at every level in the Army, with a full understanding of the allocation of resources and their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and missions.

Institutional training:

  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level V

Skill level VI: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeants Major (paygrade E-9). TIS is generally between 22-30 YOS. Positions requiring organizational leadership roles with multi-dimensional expertise in units and teams on division, corps, and Army staffs, integrated with Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) partners with a full understanding of the Force Generation process, operations at all echelons, and how the Army runs.

Star Credential Star icon

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.

Proponent Funded Funded icon

This icon indicates credentials which Soldiers may have funded through their MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base.

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Joint Intelligence Planner-Proficiency Level I (JIP-I)

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 18 months
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: 5 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

Defense Intelligence Agency PMO (DIA)
200 MacDill Blvd, Bldg 6000
Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, DC  20340
Phone: 202-231-3696
Email: DIA_NEDIAC_Professional_Certification_PMO@dodiis.mil

Joint Intelligence Planner-Proficiency Level I (JIP-I)

Candidates must have at least 18 months of Intelligence Planning experience performed within the last three years of conferral application in order to be conferred.

The Joint Intelligence Planner-Proficiency Level I (JIP-I) credential has the following other requirements:

  • All candidates must hold an active TOP SECRET/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance at the time of the certification assessment.
  • All candidates must be in ‘good standing’ as defined by their employing Component.

Joint Intelligence Planner-Proficiency Level I (JIP-I)

  • Strategic Direction (5%)
    • Joint Strategic Planning System
  • Concept Development (80%)
    • Joint Operation Planning & The Adaptive Planning and Execution (APEX) System
    • The Joint Operational Planning Process (JOPP)
    • Priority Intelligence Requirements (PIR)
    • Defense All-Source Analysis Capabilities, Responsibilities and Procedures
    • Supervising Intelligence Planning Teams or Similarly named COIs
    • Evaluation of Collection and Analysis & Production Capabilities and Priorities
    • Coordination of Analysis & Production and Collection Concepts
    • Management and Application of the National Intelligence Support Planning (NISP) Process
    • Intelligence Mitigation Strategies Development
  • Plan Development (12.5%)
    • Annex B and Intelligence Concept Development and Production
  • Plan Assessment (2.5%)
    • Intelligence Support to Plan, Review and Assessment
    • Intelligence Support to Joint Exercises and the Readiness

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Joint Intelligence Planner-Proficiency Level I (JIP-I) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Joint Intelligence Planner-Proficiency Level I (JIP-I)

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Joint Intelligence Planner-Proficiency Level I (JIP-I) credential has the following recertification information:

  • Certification holders who wish to maintain their JIP-I credential will do so by retaking and passing the JIP-I exam not later than five (5) years from their official certification date.

Joint Intelligence Planner-Proficiency Level I (JIP-I)

Additional considerations for the Joint Intelligence Planner-Proficiency Level I (JIP-I) include:

  • To be eligible for the JIP-I credential, a candidate must be either a:

    • DoD member assigned to IP positions designated by their Component, or
    • DoD member who volunteer to pursue IP credentials, or
    • DoD contractor performing IP duties directly for a DoD Component*

    * Contractor personnel must fill out a separate application form and submit it to their COR for approval. The COR will determine whether or not the contractor can bill the government for the time spent taking the exam. It is the COR’s responsibility to determine if this falls within the contractor’s statement of work and other legal considerations.

  • All candidates must have an AGILE account on JWICS to participate in the program.