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CIC enrollment
« on: November 24, 2008, 01:13:09 »
Looking for a little information. I just recently contacted the navy cadets in my area to see if they had any openings for a cic and fortunately they did. The CO sent me a e-mail and asked for a number where he could reach me and he would have someone to contact me. My question is ....approximately how long should it take from initial contact to the time I actually start my training? I know it is a broad question but i am really excited to proceed with this aspect of my career. I was in the reserves years ago so I was proactive and got all my paperwork in order .....even got my screening from the rcmp. Everything is ready to go on my end ........just need some idea of the time frame on their end. Once again I know it is a broad question but any insight would be great.

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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008, 06:40:52 »
In my experience as a CO a member with previous service will take a bit longer due to a Military records search. But it still depends on the CFRC an how busy they are.
CIC Apps tend to get put aside for work on Reg and PRes ones. but with all the paper work in place I have seen it take 6 weeks. good luck hope it all goes quick.
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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008, 11:41:50 »
Thank you for the input. I dont mind waiting a couple of months or so but if it gets too long then that will be disappointing. Once again thank you!

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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2008, 13:13:14 »
I read some of the other post on here in regards to the enrollment process and I hope there is something I am missing. A few post talked about people taking as long as 3 YEARS to be sworn  as a CIC, is this the time they spent doing their training as well or just the time it took for them to go through the application process?

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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2008, 13:17:00 »
The biggest hold ups I have seen while in recruiting for CIC applications was the time it took the application to move from the Corps to their higher and then to the CFRC/D and then back through the same chain.  Keep in regular contact with the unit and make sure they are tracking your application.  As for processing CIC applications are processed fairly regularly but as mentioned they can sometimes be delayed for Reg F files especially during the ROTP season.  Good Luck.
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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2008, 13:22:00 »
Thank you for the input. I dont mind waiting a couple of months or so but if it gets too long then that will be disappointing. Once again thank you!

I certainly don't want to discourage you from applying but it can take quite a few months for an enrolment to be completed, especially with someone who has served previously.

Most units will set you up as a volunteer instructor while the enrolment process runs its course.  That way you get into things in very little time.

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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008, 13:43:31 »
Thank you! The last contact I  had with the CO of the corp he asked for my contact information and he would have someone contact me with more info. That was about a week ago so I guess I will wait for someone to call. I left a message for him to call me because i would like to meet him and let him get to know me better and yes  volunteering my time while i'm waiting for the process to go through. There is a old saying "Hurry up and wait"  lol

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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2008, 14:13:32 »
I would also suggest that the get a CRC and VSS done.  This can help get you volunteering ASAP.

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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2008, 14:29:25 »
I got my criminal record check and my screening for working with kids which I assume is the VSS all done. All my necessary paper work is done just sitting here in the folder waiting for someone to give it to.

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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008, 14:36:26 »
It took about three years from initial contact to wearning a uniform. BUT it was not the fault of the CFRC, it was the fault of the Corps and the RCSU. Once things did get rolling with the CFRC, it went FAST (well fast-er). I had my medical end of Oct and my interview in Feb and was all tickety boo by the beginning of March. Would have been sooner but had to wait to get my forms gined by my eyedoctor, and that took forever.  However was not sworn in until mid may, as there were problems on the RCSU end of things.   Once I was sworn in I was on my BOQ two weeks later.

Make sure you have your ducks i an a row, if you have any injuries, eye glass requirements, etc, once you have your medical date, phone and make specialist appointmnents. You can always cancel but at least you wont have to wait a month and a half to get in like I did.

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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2008, 14:42:23 »
From start to finish it took me 7 months to finally get attested. I too was in the reserves back many years ago (35 to be exact) and much time was spent looking for my old records. They did finally find them which was a surprise to me. After that things moved along but don't be surprised if it takes more than a few months. To be honest I was ready to pull my enrolement paper back out of the system because it was taking soooooo long.



Looking for a little information. I just recently contacted the navy cadets in my area to see if they had any openings for a cic and fortunately they did. The CO sent me a e-mail and asked for a number where he could reach me and he would have someone to contact me. My question is ....approximately how long should it take from initial contact to the time I actually start my training? I know it is a broad question but i am really excited to proceed with this aspect of my career. I was in the reserves years ago so I was proactive and got all my paperwork in order .....even got my screening from the rcmp. Everything is ready to go on my end ........just need some idea of the time frame on their end. Once again I know it is a broad question but any insight would be great.

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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2008, 14:45:01 »
Everything is in order on my end, application and all paperwork is completed and i have no medical issues whatsoever except i am a little out of shape, but i am starting training again today so that is not a issue either. I think I have everything done to get things rolling smoothly. I live in a big city where all the training is done and there should be no issues with getting in for the medical or interviews in a timely manner.

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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2008, 16:41:06 »
My paperwork took about seven months to get through the system. You can work as a CI or CV while you wait for the paperwork to get through the system. I would give them a call if you do not hear back by next week just to check up on things. Is there more then one cadet unit in your area just check with them as well to see if they need help. Then spend some time with them to make sure that you are making the right choices.


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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2008, 17:41:31 »
For sure.....i am still waiting to get a call from them so i can submit my paperwork.....if i dont hear from them i will check with other units to see if they need help

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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2008, 14:35:06 »
Have Patience and good luck - Unfortunately previous service works against you here and the gears of the record system, strained to the max, work against you here. Maybe someday they will put some resorces towards fixing this...
Meanwhile you can sign up as a CI but not be elegible for training due to to the restrictions on CIs

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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2008, 19:44:04 »
The corp I want to join called me last week and they really need a CIC there to help out. I met with the CO and gave them my paperwork so the ball is rolling. She said i could help out as a CI while I am waiting for the process to kick into gear. They are suppose to call me before this wednesday to meet with the present CO and the person who will fill her spot when she leaves to decide where I will Fit in their program. Things are in motion so that is good!!!

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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2009, 16:03:18 »
A stupid question perhaps, but is there a difference in procedures for someone coming back from the secondary reserves to CIC, or would they go the Recruiting Center route as well?

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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2009, 16:41:11 »
From what I understand if you were in the reserves and want to become a CIC then you would have to do the enrollment process all over again. To become a CIC you first have to find a cadet corp who would have a position open for a officer and then get the recommendation of the CO and the branch president. I just became a CI with my local corp and submitted all the paperwork to DND to become a CIC, I hope to have everything done(interviews, physical...etc) done by the end of FEB. so i can take the next BOQ course in May or June.

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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2009, 16:44:31 »
Thanks for the reply.
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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2009, 15:34:19 »
I put my paperwork in to become a CIC officer in July 2007. Did not recieve an interview and medical until December 2008. Passed medical and interview with flying colors- still currently waiting to hear back.
My paperwork was "lost" 2 times. There is record that it arrived at its destination both times and then it vanished. Thankfully 3rd time was a charm, and I am still currently waiting.  :yellow:
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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2009, 19:55:49 »
That is just downright ridiculous, i am going to call the recruiting office on monday just to check on the status of my application to make sure it isn't "LOST", or something wrong to slow things down. I was told by a very reliable source that it should take between 4-6  months to go through the system which i believe to be somewhat reasonable. I am a CI/CV right now with a corp and at this point it is not what i thought it would be. I feel like a outsider in this corp, I just basically walk around overseeing the kids teach their classes or just sit in the office, thats all I do. The communication within the corp is non existent which makes it that much harder. Not sure if I am expecting too much from this but I am definately getting a little discouraged.

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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2009, 20:31:02 »
Then why is your avatar an officer's rank if you are in fact a civilian? Mods?

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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2009, 01:54:47 »
A little premature I guess, kinda figured I would be started my training by now. A little preturbed though that the only comment you have on this is regarding what symbol I have as a avatar, but going through previous post on this site people can be pretty anal about the most insignifigant things rather than focusing on the real topics.

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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2009, 07:13:42 »
That is just downright ridiculous, i am going to call the recruiting office on monday just to check on the status of my application to make sure it isn't "LOST", or something wrong to slow things down. I was told by a very reliable source that it should take between 4-6  months to go through the system which i believe to be somewhat reasonable.

You do have to keep on top of the recruiting centre, not to the point of harassment but definitely keep in touch with them so you know how your application is progressing.

I don't know the inner workings of the recruiting system, but the conventional wisdom is that CIC applicants are typically at the bottom of the pile in times when there is a heavy intake of regular force applicants.

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I am a CI/CV right now with a corp and at this point it is not what i thought it would be. I feel like a outsider in this corp, I just basically walk around overseeing the kids teach their classes or just sit in the office, thats all I do. The communication within the corp is non existent which makes it that much harder. Not sure if I am expecting too much from this but I am definately getting a little discouraged.

You should talk to your CO (or DCO, or whichever officer you report to) about this.  It's their job to look after your welfare and address concerns like these.

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Re: CIC enrollment
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2009, 12:00:37 »
Thank You for the input, greatly appreciated!