CDC Online Study

CDC Advisor

Study for promotion or upgrade training with the only CDC study guide for your computer, tablet and smartphone. Design your perfect study plan with Advisor — your courses, your learning style, your goals and your schedule. Then sign in and study anywhere with your internet-connected device. No app or installation required.

Rely on the Self-Test Questions and Unit Review Exercises taken directly from your CDCs and ALS courses. If you need help with your NCOA or SNCOA courses, don’t worry – our additional coverage will help you learn everything you need to know! As you study, Advisor tracks your progress and measures it against other Airmen in your AFSC.

  • Your Courses: Study with the Self-Test Questions and Unit Review Exercises taken directly from your Air Force-issued CDCs.
  • Guided Study: Tackle your CDC by group or unit with "Our Suggestions."
  • Peer Comparison: Know where you stand with statistics and reports that compare your progress to other Airmen in your AFSC.
  • My CDCs: Manage your purchased CDCs, buy updates and sign up for new course alerts with the "My CDCs" feature.
  • Mobile Compatible: Get all of Advisor's features and functionality on your mobile device.
  • Personalized Design Customize your study plan with your test date, reading speed, favorite study modes and more.
  • Online Access: Pick up where you left off — study anywhere on your internet-connected device.
  • New Features Instantly: Stay up-to-date with instantly added features and corrections.
  • Unlimited Devices: No app, no installation, no activation limit. Switch between as many computers and devices as you like.
  • Final Exams: Simulate your test with interactive multi-CDC Final Exams.
  • Master Plan Map: Track your progress visually through your CDCs.
  • Study Planner: Calculate how much material you can cover before test day.
  • Study Games: Test your knowledge with "CDC Showdown" and "GoldMind!"
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Mobile device OS
    • - iOS 7 or higher
    • - Android 2.3 or higher (Android 4.0 or higher recommended)
  • Internet browser — any one of the following with JavaScript enabled:
    • - Edge
    • - Chrome
    • - Safari
    • - Firefox
NOTE: While Advisor Plus may work on other browsers, we recommend using one of the above browsers to get all of Advisor Plus's features. Advisor Plus does not support any version of the Opera browser.

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CDC Advisor comes with a credit for $29.95 toward one course of your choosing. It will also include most CDCs previously unlocked in Master Your CDC 4.5 and above.

Codes to unlock additional CDCs or ALS courses are available for $29.95 per course. NCOA and SNCOA courses are available for $39.95 per course. If you unlock a course and the Air Force later revises it, you may buy an update code for a reduced price.

Example: Your AFSC is 4Y071. If you choose 4Y051A as your initial CDC, you must buy unlock codes for 4Y051B, 4Y051C and 4Y071.

Do you already own CDC GOLD 6.4? As a special thank you to our loyal customers, we’ll take $49.95 off your CDC Advisor purchase at checkout!