Armed Forces Education Funding Opportunities On-Line

Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL)

Air Force

It is a one-stop for airmen to explore credentials recognized by the civilian community that can enhance airmen's current performance in their Air Force job as well as help prepare for civilian employment.   Visit AF COOL site for details.   

It allows active duty enlisted Airmen to obtain unlimited primary 5-skill level AFSC related credentials. Also, the program offers leadership/management credentials for SNCOs. 

It can be used to:

  • Get background information about civilian licensure and certification in general and specific information on individual credentials including eligibility requirements and resources to prepare for an exam.
  • Identify licenses and certifications relevant to Air Force Specialties
  • Learn how to fill gaps between Air Force training and experience and civilian credentialing requirements.
  • Learn about resources available to Airmen members that can help them gain civilian job credentials.
TAMU-CC Career & Professional Education is partnered with Ed2go and World Education to provide regional and national certifications that match AF COOL requirements.

Army

Gain professional recognition for your training and experience.

Army COOL helps Army Service Members find information on certifications and licenses related to their jobs. Use COOL to get background information on credentialing and find detailed information on:

  • Credentials related to an Army Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 

  • Credential requirements and potential gaps between Army training and civilian credentialing requirements 

  • Resources available to fill gaps between military training and civilian credentialing requirements

The Army, DOD, and VA are working with traditional and non-traditional training sites (schools, trade schools, corporate entities, tech organizations, and others) to meet the growing needs of training career ready military members as they transition. CA = Credentialing Assistance.

You do not necessarily need to pursue credentialing, but having a credential may still give you an advantage.

How Does it Work?   COOL vs CA (Credential Assistance)

Army COOL focuses on MOS match transition and mapping. 

  • Currently, CA does not.

Army COOL focuses on outside funding for certain credentials.

  • Currently, CA is the funding.

Army COOL is an advising tool for all (soldiers, institutions, credentialing agencies, employers, etc.).

  • CA is a tuition benefit for the soldier.

Navy Sailors | Marines | Civilians

 Funding Option 1.   COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line)

Who can use Navy COOL?

  • Sailors and Marines
  • Civilian Personnel
  • Education, Career and Transition Counselors
  • Recruiters

Reach out to your base ESO.

 

 Funding Option 2.   Lean Six Sigma

Opportunity 1

GoLeanSixSigma.com has partnered with ed2go* to promote Lean Six Sigma training for the Navy to select academic partners throughout the US. We are one of two institutions in the Central US to offer this program. Talk about credibility!  

How Does it Work?   Register  Please confirm with your education counselor that this is a certificate program. If so, it does not need to be approved by the VA to get funded. 

Opportunity 2

Lean Six Sigma Yellow | Green | Black Belt Training & Certification  Student Guide and FAQs

[*Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Community Outreach - Career & Professional Education is an education partner with Eed2go.]

Credentialing Assistance (CA)

Credentialing (CA)

The Credentialing Assistance (CA) program allows Soldiers to formally associate their training and experience to a wide variety of industry-recognized certifications, which in turn will enhance the professionalism of service and better prepare Service Members for eventual post-military employment.

The military services encourages agencies to attain accreditation of their certification programs as it will help ensure that the credential programs utilized by service members have met a baseline standard.

We have the following career training programs that are National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited:   

  • NASM Performance Enhancement (exam voucher included
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Exam Preparation (voucher included)
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer + Corrective Exercise (exam voucher included)
My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship

Military Spouses

Use Your MyCAA Benefit to Earn Nationally-Recognized Certification .

Resource to support military spouse education. Maximum education benefit of $4,000 with an annual fiscal year cap of $2,000 to assist eligible military spouses who need professional credentials to meet their portable career goals.  

Prior to requesting My Career Advancement Account (MCAA) financial assistance (FA), the school and military spouses are required to work together to develop an Education and Training Plan (ETP).  Before any funding can be approved, this plan will be uploaded by the spouse to their MyCAA Account for review in PDF format.  Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program staff will review the plan to ensure it contains coursework that will help the spouse pursue gainful employment in a portable, MyCAA approved career field and occupation of their choosing. Spouses will receive a notice through their MyCAA account when their plan has either been approved or deferred.  Decisions on the approval or disapproval of these plans can take up to 14 calendar days and may require the spouse to consult with a SECO Career Coach.

Each spouse must request MyCAA financial assistance (FA) on a course-by-course basis after the ETP is approved and course start/end dates are known. FA must be requested no more than 60 days prior to the course start date.

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