According to the protocol which was signed between Azerbaijan and Turkish Armed Forces on April 5, 2000 and decree of the Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan on February 20, The Training and Education Center of The Armed Forces (TEC) was established on March 26, 2001 on the basis of Advanced officers and Reserve officers courses in order to facilitate the application of NATO standards in Azerbaijan Armed Forces. TEC is a complimentary institution which implements the preparation of military personnel on required directions and branches of the Armed Forces and conduct of military-scientific reseraches. Complementary education provides the development of the potential staff, and brace the military personnel for continuously changing environment.
The following courses are conducted at TEC:
Advanced officers course – is a complementary education with a purpose to develope the professionalism level and service quality of the officers of different stripes, form and develop job abilities in order to abide by contemporary standards in accordance with the requirements of the Armed Forces. The course is 6 weeks long and conducted 4 times a year.
Officer career course– is a complementary education for the officers who have got their bachelor degrees in order to prepare them for preliminary officer positions in accordance with their professions. Its duration is 48 weeks.
Reserve officers training course - is a complementary education that maintains the officers in reserve according to their branches. The successful graduates are awarded with the rank of “lieutenant” by the order of the minister of Defense. The 8 weeks long course is conducted for 4 times a year.
Foreign languages courses (English, German, French, Persian, Armenian) – are conducted with a purpose of improving foreign languages skills of the military personnel.
Warrant officers training course - is conducted to provide the preparation of cadre for commanding and specialist positions according to their professions. The successful graduates are awarded with a rank of “WO”. 11weeks long course is conducted for 4 times a year.
Non Commissioned Officers (NCO) training course - is conducted to provide the preparation of cadre for commanding and specialist positions according to their professions. 4 weeks long course is conducted for 4 times a year.