The Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) programs help service members and government civilians find information on civilian certifications and licenses related to their job. COOL programs may pay for training, materials, and/or exams that lead to industry-recognized civilian credentials.
Check the COOL program for your component:
Army Funding POC: ASA (FM&C) Proponency Office: See the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Memorandum on Reimbursement for Financial Management Professional Credentials here.
Army COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line): https://www.cool.osd.mil/army/index.htm
Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) Program
Your training officer, local educational services office or career counselor may also be a good resource for information.
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Contact your professional development or finance department for guidance.
Defense Finance and Accounting Service Funding
See the DFAS Funding Policy here.
DoD COOL: https://www.cool.osd.mil/
DoD Civilian Funding
Department of Defense civilians should see the USDC memo, “DoD Financial Management (FM) Related Professional Certifications and DoD Civilian Reimbursement for Associated Expenses”, issued 24 Oct 2017. Download the memo here.
DoD Civilian COOL: https://www.cool.osd.mil/dciv/index.htm
Your career field manager may also be a good resource for information.
GI Bill Funding
View the VA brochure for basic information and submission guidelines here.
See the GI Bill Funding website for more detailed information on funding assistance here.
View the Navy Funding Policy here.
Navy COOL: https://cool.osd.mil/usn/
Your local educational services office or career counselor may also be a good resource for information.