AUP 101 - Basic Introduction Course

Course Description

The Basic Introduction Course (BIC) prepares new members for effective service in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. It is a foundational course designed to supplement and enhance existing knowledge Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary Core Values, Uniforms, History, Officer and Enlisted Ranks, and Career Development, as well as basic administrative procedures associated with leadership in the Coast Guard Auxiliary.


  • Individual Development Plan (IDP) created with a mentor
  • AUP 101 ­ Basic Introduction Course (BIC) exam online
  • Administrative Procedures Course (APC) exam online

CGC Videos

Set the Foundation

Character in Action

Focus on USCG Missions