Education and Training

NCI Agency Education and Training under Chief of Staff (COS) is accountable for the provision of Education and Training Services to NATO and the Nations.


The mission of the Education and Training Service Line is to manage, coordinate and deliver Education and Individual Training (E&T) services to Agency customers and internal staff in support of NATO strategic, operational and business objectives.


The Service Line provides individual and collective training on NATO Communications and information systems (C&I), including Air and Missile Defence C2 In-Service Support (AMDC2 ISS), supports to the Military Training and Exercise Programme (MTEP), and assistance to NATO and National Commands preparing for NATO operations. It also provides E&T services for internal Agency staff in support of professional and personal development, and mission (post) specific requirements to ensure that the Agency has the necessary skills to meet customer requirements.


More than 240 courses are offered by the NATO CIS School (NCISS) in Latina, ITA, the NCI Academy iterim facility in Oeiras, PRT, the AirC2 Training Group in Glons, BEL, as well as Agency courses held in Mons, BEL and The Hague, NLD. It equally includes courses organized by the NCI Agency, but provided by commercial parties.

For more information about the trainings and courses click here.

Joining instructions for students having seat confirmation for courses in Academy Interim Facilities Oeiras


Our comprehensive training course catalogue covers the entire spectrum of C4ISR (including traditional CIS) and Cyber Security. Training is available on many of the services and systems provided by the NCI Agency. The Catalogue also explains the traditional “bidding” procedure for seat allocation as well as the costs for each of the courses.

NCI Agency Course Plan

The dynamic course plan is ongoing and updates are provided via Student Data Base Application (STUDABA) and in the various links below.  Please be aware STUDABA software was updated and as of now training requests can be uploaded into the preferred iteration / class. 

In order to set your students to the allocated seats please go to STUDABA. Each student must be set 6 weeks prior the course starts as latest. After this due date all unfilled seats will be reallocated based on Waiting List. Only Waiting List seats filled with student data will be processed. 

Additional seats out of the Bidding Procedure might still be requested via STUDABA throughout the entire year. Such requirements will be treated individually based on available resources.

All E&T training plan (by course)

All E&T training plan (by date) 

NST CIP initiated classes 

E&T Conference


The 3rd NCI Agency Education and Training Conference will take place on 23rd and 24th October  2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.

The E&T Conference is a forum that brings together the Training Community in NATO and Nations with NCI Agency training providers in the area of CIS, C4ISR and Cyber. The conference addresses individual training evolution and trends, collective training support tools and acts as a networking event between NATO and National Training users and providers. This year, the conference will be hosted by the Universidade Catolica in Lisbon and will include a site visit to the new NCI Academy in Oeiras. Click here for the conference program and registration link.

The conference is not open for industry. However, on 25th October there will be an additional information session for potential partners (industry, academia, military) in the same venue. Click here for the brochure and registration link.

The online registration for both the conference (23rd-24th October) and the Information session for potential partners (25th October) opens on 1st August 2018.

2019 Bidding

Bidding letter for NCI Agency 2019 training

STUDABA User Guide 


For more information contact the Education & Training Service Line at

Tel +32 2 360 5800