PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Direct access to the online Navy e-Learning (NeL) management system website will be available at a new web address beginning Oct. 23.

The direct NeL link of https://learning.nel.navy.mil is available 24/7 and will take Sailors directly to the 'My Learning' and 'Course Catalog' tabs of the NeL learning management system after logging on.

Although direct access to NeL is available through the internet, a Common Access Card (CAC) is still required for NeL login. Courses on NeL have been standardized to run using the Internet Explorer browser.

Sailors depend on NeL to help advance their careers and stay current with training requirements. Courses range from general military training to specific training for individual units. The site also contains an individual's training history where completion certificates can be obtained. To find certificates for completed courses, click on the 'Open My Training History' link located above the 'Show Individual Courses' and 'Show Curricula' tabs.

Trainees using NeL complete over five million online courses a year, from a comprehensive catalog of 12,500 distance learning courses. The Naval Education and Training Command relies on NeL for use in schoolhouses for individual skills and skill refresher training.

To access NeL through a link on My Navy Portal (MNP), select the "Professional Resources" drop-down menu, then "Navy e-learning Online Courses."

Users will need to update their saved bookmark to the new NeL URL.

For additional information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website, www.netc.navy.mil or www.navy.mil/local/cnet/.

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