PROFESSIONAL MILITARY KNOWLEDGE ELIGIBILITY EXAM REVISED BUSINESS RULES:
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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 085/18, PROFESSIONAL MILITARY KNOWLEDGE ELIGIBILITY
REF B IS NAVADMIN 313/18, PROFESSIONAL MILITARY KNOWLEDGE ELIGIBILITY EXAM
REF C IS NAVADMIN 140/19, PROFESSIONAL MILITARY KNOWLEDGE ELIGIBILITY EXAM
REF D IS NAVADMIN 150/20, SEPTEMBER 2020 (CYCLE 248) NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT
EXAMINATIONS FOR ACTIVE-DUTY AND FULL-TIME SUPPORT PETTY OFFICERS (E-4
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN cancels references (a) through (c) and announces
updated business rules for the Professional Military Knowledge Eligibility
2. As part of Sailor 2025 and Rating Modernization efforts, the PMK-EE
provides greater emphasis on professional military knowledge and separates it
from rating knowledge examinations. PMK-EE serves as an eligibility
requirement to take the Navy-wide advancement exam (NWAE) for advancement to
paygrades E-4 through E-7 or if taking the NWAE for participation in the
limited duty officer program.
3. PMK-EE completion is also required for Prior Service Reenlistment
Eligibility Reserve candidates taking the NWAE in order to advance to the
next-higher paygrade. Sailors who are taking the NWAE in their current
paygrade in order to lateral transfer or make their rate permanent in the
current paygrade will not need to complete the PMK-EE. Sailors who are
competing for advancement through a program (i.e. the Meritorious Advancement
Program) that does not require them to take the NWAE to advance must
successfully complete PMK-EE for the next-higher paygrade prior to advancing.
4. The enlisted advancement worksheet (EAW) routing and processing requires
additional time for Educational Services Officers to finalize advancement
candidate worksheets, resulting in required changes to PMK-EE completion due
dates. Starting with cycle 248 (September 2020) for active-duty (AD) and
full-time support (FTS) advancement candidates and (in line with reference
(d)), cycle 108 (February 2021) for Selected Reserve (SELRES) advancement
candidates, the following PMK-EE completion dates are required for each
annual NWAE cycle administration:
a. January AD/FTS E7 NWAE cycle prior to 1 December of the previous
b. February SELRES E-4/5/6/7 NWAE cycle prior to 1 January of the same
c. March AD/FTS E-4/5/6 NWAE cycle prior to 1 February of the same
d. August SELRES E-4/5/6 NWAE cycle prior to 1 July of the same year.
e. September AD/FTS E-4/5/6 NWAE cycle - prior to 1 August of the same
5. Sailors completing the PMK-EE, especially when using the mobile
application, are advised to complete the following actions:
a. Ensure that the completion certificate indicates a score of 80
percent or higher, and that the completion date on the certificate meets the
requirements stated in paragraph 4.
b. Save a digital copy of the PDF completion certificate to a file on
the mobile device or computer.
c. E-mail a digital copy of the PDF completion certificate to an
alternate location that is not on the mobile device.
d. Print a paper copy of the PDF completion certificate for personal
e. Store the digital and/or paper copy of the completion certificate in
a location where it can be recovered if mobile device data is lost.
f. Ensure that the completion information is recorded in the Navy
Training Management and Planning System (NTMPS)/Electronic Training Jacket
(Note: Allow 4 days after submission for completion information to be
updated in NTMPS.). If information is not updated, the Sailor should provide
a copy of the PMK-EE completion certificate to the chain of command. The
chain of command is responsible for contacting NTMPS at
https://ntmpsweb.ncdc.navy.mil/Fltmps/ to coordinate data entry of completion
g. Ensure all completion data is available at an alternate site prior to
deleting the mobile application. Once the mobile application is deleted from
the Sailors mobile device the completion information stored within the
application is also deleted and cannot be recovered or viewed by downloading
the mobile application again.
6. If the EAW of a Sailor is not automatically populated with the required
PMK-EE completion information, the NTMPS information can be referenced and
entered into EAW to document individual Sailor eligibility for
advancement. If completion information is available in NTMPS there is no
requirement for a Sailor to produce a paper completion certificate or for an
electronic copy of the completion certificate to be uploaded into EAW.
7. For additional information about PMK-EE, go to the MyNavy Portal (MNP) at
https://my.navy.mil select Career and Life Events, Advancement and Promotion
page, then scroll down and click on the PMK-EE link. There you can download
PMK-EE Smart Sheet detailed supplemental guidance.
8. For questions about PMK-EE that are not answered by visiting MNP, contact
the MyNavy Career Center Help Desk at 1-833-330-6622, or via e-mail at
9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
10. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr., N1.//