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Army Credentialing Assistance

Credentialing Assistance allows soldiers to develop marketable skills, not necessarily aligned to their military occupational specialty, which will help them find civilian employment post-service. The program supplements the Army’s current credentialing programs offered through Army schools as part of institutional training. Credentials offered through this program will have a military nexus to ensure the Army benefits from the program during the soldier’s service. The Army’s Credentialing Assistance (CA) Program provides soldiers with funding for more than 1,600 credentials.

Who Can Apply?

How Do I Qualify?

  • Soldiers may request a credential upon successful completion of AIT, WOBC or BOLC.

  • Soldiers cannot be flagged.

  • Soldiers cannot be on hold in GoArmyEd except for: CivEd, Student Agreement, Tier and GPA

How Much Does CA Cover?

What Do I Get?

  • CA will provide Soldiers up to $4,000 each year to pay for an eligible credential.
  • Soldiers may use both Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) and Army Credentialing Assistance (CA); however, the combined usage shall not exceed $4,000 per FY.

  • CA can be used for any credential listed on Army COOL at: but does not have to be related to the Soldier’s MOS.

  • CA will pay expenses for classroom, hands-on, online/blended training and associated materials to include: manuals, study guides, textbooks, processing fees, test fees, related fees for continuing education requirements, and recertification of credentials.

Soldier Process

How Do I Apply?

Establish your ArmyIgnitED account at:

  • Users: Click “Get Started” to login, confirm personal information, and create an account.

  • Establish your “Credentialing Pathway” (MOS/ASI or Other).

  • Establish Training Method (Prepare for Credential, Exam, Applicable Work Experience).

  • Confirm Credential Pathway And Request Credentialing Assistance.

  • Click on “Request Credentialing Assistance”

  • Search for credential, Select Training Provider, Enter Course Information

  • Upload any additional documentation

  • Confirm credential summary


***Start date must be 30 business days from submission***