How to Request DA Form 87?
The form is distributed by the Army Distributed Learning System (ALMS) for all phases of the Structured Self Development (SSD). The ALMS will also provide a completion notification directly to the Army Training Requirements and Resource System (ATRRS).
Additional guidelines and DA Form 87 instructions can be found in the Army Regulation 350-1, Army Training and Leader Development, revised in December 2017.
Military Training Records
Training records for all Army units and personnel should be kept in the Digital Training Management System (DTMS) as a part of the Army Training Management System (ATMS).
A soldier's Individual training record consists of training certificates (DA Form 87), diplomas, weapon qualification scorecards, physical fitness test scorecards, records from HQDA mandatory training, body fat content worksheets, and other records of training.
Records for Army civilians are kept in the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System (DCPDS). All training records should be checked by a unit's immediate higher headquarters to establish compliance with training standards and readiness either as a part of the command inspection program or individually.
The intent of the SSD is to connect institutional and operational domains and to ensure that the learning process is continuous and methodical. The SSD is a centrally managed set of content that is completed within specified career points as a mandatory step before attending Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System (NCOES) courses. Soldiers are eligible to participate in the NCOES program after completing IMT (Initial Military Training) and after subsequently completing the BLC, ALC, SLC, MLC and the SMC.
Soldiers enrolled in SSD are required to complete all of the learning activities before obtaining their DA Form 87.