Credentialing Assistance (CA)

The Army's Credentialing Assistance (CA) Program provides Soldiers 

with funding for more than 1,600 credentials list on 


Information Flyer- Credentialing Assistance.pdfCredentialing Assistance.pdf

PowerPoint Brief - Credentialing Assistance_PP.pdfCredentialing Assistance_PP.pdf


How does a Soldier Qualify?:

-Complete AIT, WOBC, or BOLC

-Not be flagged

-Military Service Obligation (MSO):

   >Enlisted: Complete credential prior to separation or ETS

   >Officers/Warrant Officers do not incur a service obligation for Testing or Recertification (capped at $2,000 on their last year of service)


What does a qualified Soldier get?:

- Up to $4,000/year to pay for a new credeential or recertification (combined use of FTA and CA cannot exceed $4,000 per FY)

- CA pays expenses for course materials / supplies, textbooks, and exam fees.

- CA can be used for any credtial listed on and does not have to be related to the Soldiers MOS.

- All expenses are paid prior to course / exam start date. Soldiers who pay out of pocket will not be reimbursed.


Popular Certifications:

- Project Management Professional (PMP)

- Private Pilot, Airplane Single Engine

- Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

- Commercial Driver License (CDL)

- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

- CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security +ce


How do you apply?: 

Ensure your credential is listed on Army COOL at:

Apply online at:


*Is your preferred vender not listed in the Army COOL website for Credentialing Assistance? Does your vender want to become eligible for Credentialing Assistance? Have the vender review these FAQs and create a vender user account.

CA Vendor_Frequently Asked Questions.pdfCA Vendor_Frequently Asked Questions.pdf                                                  1_Create_a_Vendor_User_Account.pdf1_Create_a_Vendor_User_Account.pdf