Most departments and employers offer financial assistance for pursuing or maintaining CDFM certification.

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:

Air Force Reimbursement

FME Resources Workflow: usaf.jbab.saf-fm.mbx.fme-resources-workflow@mail.mil

Air Force COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line): https://afvec.us.af.mil/afvec/

Your local educational services office or career counselor may also be a good resource for information.

Army Reimbursement

Army Reimbursement 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.

Corporate Reimbursement

Contact your professional development or finance department for guidance.

Defense Finance and Accounting Service Reimbursement

See the DFAS Reimbursement Policy here.

DoD COOL: https://www.cool.osd.mil/

DoD Civilian Reimbursement

DoD 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 Reimbursement

View the VA brochure for basic information and submission guidelines here.

See the GI Bill Reimbursement website for more detailed information on reimbursement assistance here.

Navy Reimbursement

View the Navy Reimbursement Policy here.

Navy COOL: https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/

Your local educational services office or career counselor may also be a good resource for information.