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Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) facilitates credentialing of Service members. Occupational credentials can play an important part in professionalizing the Force and in enhancing Service member's ability to transition to the civilian workforce.

AF_Cool Program

AF Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (AF COOL) is designed to help airmen navigate through the various civilian credentialing opportunities that are available for their control/duty AFSCs.

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

The AF COOL is a Total Force Enlisted program. It includes all enlisted AFSCs for RegAF, AFRES, ANG, and USSF. Funding will be provided for RegAF, USSF, AFRES, and ANG members on Title 10 or Title 32 (502F) active duty orders. Funding will not exceed a maximum of $4,500 per lifetime per Air and Space professional.

We are unique in supporting military personnel accessing the AFCOOL program whereas most training providers offer a single course, we will provide you with options for multiple courses and certifications.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Air Force COOL program office at DSN 749-5115, COM 334-649-5115. You can read about options on this Government website or ask questions via email


 

Army Cool Program Army Cool Credentialing Assistance Program (CA) is a program for soldiers who want to pursue a civilian credential/certification. You can work on any credential listed in Army COOL, concurrently or sequentially up to your TA/CA fiscal year limit of $4000.

Most requested IT credentials on Army COOL are:

  • CompTIA Security+
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA A+

You can choose a credential that aligns with your MOS/AOC/ASI but it is not required.

Learn more at www.cool.osd.mil/army/


 

Navy Cool Program

We collaborate closely with Navy COOL Program and our expansive Navy customer base worldwide. This allows delivery of training classes for Sailors/Marines to provide most cost effective, comprehensive learning services solution available in the marketplace today

What is the NAVY COOL Program?

In understanding COOL, it is important to know what the COOL program is, and also what it is not.

Corps COOLEnlisted

  • Credential payment for all credentials that are directly related to the rating or to an embedded skill set
  • Credential payment for select credentials related to a military occupational specialty or to an embedded skill set Officers
  • Credential Information, including Cybersecurity Workforce (CSWF)
  • Credential Payment for certain mandatory credentials

DON Civilian

  • Limited Credential Information, for Cybersecurity Workforce (CSWF)
  • Credential Payment for certain mandatory credentials
  • Credential Information for select federal occupational series with more to be added on an ongoing basis
  • Limited Credential Information, for Cybersecurity Workforce (CSWF)
  • Credential Information for select federal occupational series with more to be added on an ongoing basis

The Credentials Program Office administers a voucher program that will pay for eligible credentialing exams, recertification fees, and maintenance fees. The Navy's Credentials Program Office does NOT fund for training, study materials, or exam preparation materials.

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