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Online certification preparation at no cost to you!

100% online programsThe Army's COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) was created to provide Credentialing Assistance (CA) for soldiers to obtain certifications and licenses that correspond to Military Occupational Specialties (MOS). This voluntary, off-duty program allows soldiers the opportunity to earn promotion points while actively serving and/or prepare for civilian employment after transitioning from the military. 

Credentialing Assistance through Army Credentialing Opportunities Online provides up to $4,000 for training and exams that lead to civilian certifications and licenses. 

Who qualifies for Army Credentialing Assistance?

You may qualify for this learning opportunity if you are: 

  • Regular Army
  • Active Guard/Reserve (AGR)
  • U.S. Army Reserve (USAR)
  • Army National Guard (ARNG)

Eligible Career Programs & Upskill Courses*

These online courses are designed for soldiers to be thorough, portable and are 100% online!

  • Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Computer Technician
  • Dental Assistant
  • Hemodialysis Technician
  • Medical Administrative Assistant w/EHR
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing
  • Medical Coding and Billing
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Nutrition and Personal Trainer
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician

*Programs and courses are offered by CareerStep

Ready to speak with a dedicated military career advisor? 

Call 855.799.1571 and learn about your options!