With Navy funding, those eligible can register to take the credential exam being applied for, be funded for re-certifications, or be funded for maintenance fees. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the “Navy Bucks” icon to be funded.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Sailors pursuing occupational credentials can now receive funding to pay for approved credentialing exams, according to NAVADMIN 293/07, released Nov. 2. U.S. Navy graphic/Released, NAVY COOL Offers Expanded Credentialing Opportunities, By Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs. All Hands Magazine highlights the Navy's culture and heritage, while striving to be the number one source of information for Sailors about their Navy today. However, program funding restrictions may make vouchers available on a first-come, first-served basis. To have mandatory Credentialing funded in support of the Cyberspace IT/Cybersecurity Workforce (Cyber IT/CSWF), you must be U.S. Navy Officer, Enlisted, or Department of the Navy (DON) Civilian (no contractors). (850)452-6289/6683
You can do this by clicking on Step 2, Complete Voucher and Apply in the Main Menu at the top of any page. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the “Navy Bucks” icon to be funded.
Have less than two months remaining in service, but have completed a minimum of 20 years Navy service.
You must schedule and take your exam within 60 days of issue of the Navy-funded voucher or the voucher expires (unless specifically coordinated with the Navy’s Credentials Program Office).
The military is a microcosm of the civilian workforce and has a wide variety of occupations with related civilian credentials.
The Navy's Credentials Program Office has made Navy-funded credential exam vouchers available at no cost to eligible Navy and Navy Reserve personnel.
Have less than two months remaining in service, but have completed a minimum of 20 years Navy service. Credential being sought is substantially related to an earned academic degree or Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Career Technical Education (SOC CTE) certificate (for example, a degree in Human Resources relates to the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification; A Sailor's eligibility for credentials must be validated and approved by their Commanding Officer or command-designated approving official (E-7 or above). Exceptions/extensions may be approved on a case-by-case basis. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the “Navy Bucks” icon to be funded. Enlisted Sailors must meet one of the following eligibility requirements: Be in the appropriate rating or occupation to which the credential is mapped.
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Navy COOL administers a voucher program that will pay for eligible credentialing exams, recertification fees and maintenance fees for enlisted personnel. Navy COOL announced a new waiver that affects E-6 Sailors who will reach HYT at 20 years and senior enlisted who plan to retire at 20 years, Nov. 16.