Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) Program

Army Credentialing Assistance

Take advantage of a great opportunity to pay for credentials that can enhance your skills and qualifications both during and after military service!  The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) Program can pay for courses and exams that lead to industry-recognized civilian credentials in an occupational area of your choice. You may use this program to enhance your skills, either in your current MOS, or in an occupation you would like to pursue when you leave military service. You can request CA funding for any credential listed on Army COOL.

Learn what CA funds on the Costs & Funding page.

Learn about how to apply for CA on the Process Overview page.

Learn about Soldier eligibility, exclusions, authorizations, restrictions, recoupment, officer and warrant officer military service obligations, and FAQs in the Army’s Credentialing Assistance Program Implementation Guidance and Update to Army Credentialing Assistance Policy.

The specific processes to apply for and receive CA funding have been tested at Fort Hood, TX and Fort Campbell, KY in a Limited User Test (LUT) for Regular Army Soldiers at those posts and for Soldiers in the National Guard and Army Reserve throughout Texas and Kentucky. Now, with the successful completion of the LUT, the program is being expanded Army-wide.

If you have questions about the CA program, contact your servicing Army education center/office. You can find a list of centers/offices at GoArmyEd Education Center.

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Updated: March 17, 2020