DoD Virtual Joint IG Course Information


The Joint IG Activities Division has developed a Virtual Joint Inspector General Course (V-JIGC) as an interim solution to train and certify Joint/Defense IGs during COVID-19 conditions.  The V-JIGC is presented using the WebEx Training platform and includes all of the essential learning objectives of the in-person JIGC.  The course content is focused on the authorities, responsibilities, and functions of Joint/Defense IGs.  Participants of the course will be engaged in discussions and practical application of IG standards, methodology, and processes associated with the four Joint/Defense IG functions.


DoD Directive 5106.04 (Defense IGs) requires all Joint/Defense IGs to successfully complete the course for Defense IGs and Joint IGs administered by DoD OIG within 120 days of appointment in order to perform the duties, responsibilities, and functions of a Joint/Defense IG.  The Joint IG Program represents a common, joint approach to IG work in joint commands and defense agencies.  This program provides all Joint/Defense IGs with an established, well-defined system with clear policy guidelines and doctrinal procedures to facilitate the execution of the Joint IG functions of Inspections, Assistance, Investigations, and Teaching and Training.


Inspectors General from Combatant Commands, Joint Commands, Defense Agencies, and DoD OIG have priority on available seats for the V-JIGC.  IGs assigned to Military Service Components and Federal Agencies may attend on a space available basis.  Each Military Service Component OIG will be responsible for determining the priority of space-available seats allotted for applicants assigned within their component.  JIGAD Staff will work with CCMD IGs, DoD OIG, and other stakeholders to find the most optimum balance. 


Class #                 Date
V-22-01                October 18-29, 2021
V-22-02                December 6-17, 2021
V-22-03                January 31-February 11, 2022
V-22-04                March 14-25, 2022
V-22-05                April 18-29, 2022
V-22-06                June 6-17, 2022
V-22-07                July 18-29, 2022
V-22-08                August 22-September 2, 2022


To apply for the V-JIGC, applicants will need to complete the Virtual Joint IG Course registration form and email the completed form to the Joint IG Registrar (  All registration request must be received at least 19 days before the start date of the requested course.  JIGAD Staff will send registered applicants a pre-enrollment checklist.  Applicants must verify and return the pre-enrollment checklist prior to enrollment in the course. 

Here are some specific requirements associated with attending the V-JIGC: 

  • WebEx will used as the platform for the V-JIGC.  Course participants must be able to access and participate in the course, via WebEx on their computers.  Government-issued or personal computers may be used.
  • Prior to the course, all participants must attend a WebEx Connectivity Test/Training Session, with the computer to be used during the course.
  • All Course Participants should prepare to be virtually TDY for the duration of the course.  The training hours will be 8:00 am to 4:30 pm EST (Eastern Standard Time).  All participants must dedicate the required time to complete the course. 
  • All participants must be present in the virtual classroom during the times directed in the course schedule.  The V-JIGC course schedule will include facilitator-led synchronous training, small-group synchronous training, and asynchronous training. 
  • VILT are online sessions in which the instructor leads and facilitates all participants in discussions on specific topics.

  • SGL are online sessions in which participants work in teams inside the online breakout sessions to practical exercises and other learning activities.

  • ASYNL are offline sessions in which participants work independently on various learning activities and reading assignments.