E-1 to E-2
E-2 to E-3
E-3 to E-4
E-4 to E-5
E-5 to E-6
E-6 to E-7
E-7 to E-8
E-8 to E-9
Time in rate
9 mo as E-2
12 mos as E-3
36 mo as E-4
36 mo as E-5
36 mo as E-6
36 mo as E-7
36 mo as E-8
RTC (CO may
advance up to
20% of company)
Class A for
AME, BU, CE,
CM, CTA, CTI,
CTM, CTO, CTR,
CTT, DT, EA, EO,
EW, FT, HM, IS,
JO, NM, MT,
MU, PR, SW, UT
School for LN3
Navy School for
Navy School for
Specified ratings must complete applicable performance test before taking
Navywide advancement examination.
Required for E-3 and all petty officer advancements unless waived because of
completion of Navy school. Courses need not be completed but once; i.e., those
who complete the 3&2 course for PO3 need not complete the same course
again for advancement to PO2.
Nonresident training course recommended (See
*Catalog available in electronic format only
Navywide advancement examinations required for advancement to E-4 to E-7.
Navywide CPO or SCPO/MCPO selection
There is no set amount of obligated service required either to take the Navywide advancement
examination or to accept advancement to paygrades E-1 through E-6.
All CPO candidates must have two years remaining to
accept appointment to a CPO paygrade.
As used by CO when approving
Counts toward performance factor credit in advancement final multiple for all E-4 through E-6 candidates.
All Navy Advancements require the commanding officers recommendation for advancement.
Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) for advancement to E-4
through E-9 in addition to command approval.
Figure 16-3.Requirements for advancement.