Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) Program
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.
If you have questions about the CA program, contact your servicing Army education center/office. You can find a list of centers/offices in ArmyIgnitED.
The Army Decision Support Tool (DST) in MilGears can assist you in researching options before selecting credentials and/or degrees by completing an interest inventory. The tool will analyze your input into the interest inventory, provide you with related civilian occupations you may be interested in, and will show the related credentials and/or academic degrees that support your career choices. If you find an occupation and credential you are interested in, you'll have the option to download and save a summary page of those selections that you can keep as a reference.
- Soldier CA Process Guide (how to apply for CA in ArmyIgnitED)
- Vendor CA Process Guide
- Army's Credentialing Assistance Policy
- Full Credential Search
- Approved Vendor List 1 March 2021
- Army COOL Credentials Added and Removed List 1 March 2021
- Army Decision Support Tool
- Soldier CA Brochure for Ed Center Use
- Vendor CA Brochure for Ed Center Use
- Army COOL Brochures