Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME) is a continuum of leadership training that provides enlisted members with a solid foundation for a successful Coast Guard career. The EPME has three parts:
Emphasis is placed on developing leadership capabilities and preparing members for increased responsibility. EPME is part of the enlisted advancement process.
As of 1 May 2005, the service-wide exam, "A" school curriculums, supplemental lists, and strikers use EPME requirements. The EPME study guide streamlines the study process, making it faster and easier for all rates to become well-versed in the required information.