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SUVCW Officer Training Course Instructions



Welcome to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Memorial University Officer Training program. This course is designed for both those SUVCW members aspiring to become effective officers and leaders in their local camp, in their department or at the national organization level, and those members who simply want to acquire a better understanding of how the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War functions.

This course is designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of the SUVCW by serving as a tool to help you study the Constitution, Regulations, Ritual and Job Descriptions of our Order.



  1. This officer training course consists of a series of twelve (12) lessons.
  2. Each lesson has twenty (20) questions that you must answer.
  3. The Constitution, Regulations, Ritual and Job Descriptions are available on our website at
  4. The Ritual questions are based on the 2006 version of the Ritual.
  5. Each lesson will be graded with each question having a value of 5 points.
  6. A score of 75 points or more is required to successfully complete a lesson.
  7. A lesson may be repeated as many times as necessary.
  8. Each lesson is completed at your leisure, but the course must be completed within 12 months.
  9. You can only work on one lesson at a time.
  10. A certificate will be presented to participants when they have successfully completed the course.



Please keep in mind that this course is just a tool to assist you in your education about the SUVCW and get you digging through our governing documents. The goal is to help you be a better leader, not to get the highest score. The score only matters in that over 75% is passing and you move to the next lesson. Fewer than 75%, you repeat the lesson. Otherwise the score really does not matter. Your scores are erased at course completion and your grades will not be published. If you know the correct answer, then the goal is accomplished.

This is not a traditional class with instructor and pupil interaction. A volunteer committee of experts wrote the course and answers. The program was put together by another Brother and put online. I only monitor the scores and track those who complete the program. I do not see your tests, only that you took it. The 75% score allows me to release the next test. Tests are electronically graded with no human intervention, the software only allows for 4 variants of the answer.

To keep answers secure, PCinC Medert and his course designers have chosen to not publish the answers.

There is no free or inexpensive software for testing that would work for our course. The tests are not perfect and we are striving to fine-tune them. But understand that there are limitations and please allow us the Brotherly understanding that this will be a work in progress.

Be aware that this type of test creates the possibility of many answer variations. The answers are right from the C & R, Rituals and Job descriptions. At times you may have the “correct” answer but are not matching one of the “APPROVED” variants. Try changing the word order, punctuation, or capitalization, adding or dropping a word, using a number or spell the number and so forth until your answer matches the computer. For best results try to keep the exact wording that you see, including several word answers. If that doesn’t work try combinations. The bottom line is, do you know the answer?


Please click here to proceed to the Online Lessons

NOTE: each lesson will require a different Username and Password to start the lesson,
The National Patriotic Instructor will provide you with the necessary information.

Click here to Contact the National Patriotic Instructor to start the Course !


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