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In 2019, the U.S. Army moved from a seniority-based promotion system to a merit-based system via an overhaul of its centralized promotion board. As part of that overhaul, the Army Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) was put in place to help soldiers find the right course for their needs.
In today’s article, we’ll be looking at what COOL is, what it does, and how it can help to set you up for a civilian career when you leave the service.
With the move to a merit-based system, the U.S. Army looked to reward soldiers who built their skills up to a high level within their Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).
As part of that push, the Army Credentialing Opportunities Online system was put in place to provide soldiers with a comprehensive list of credentials that are relevant to their MOS and would provide promotion points.
One of the aims of COOL was to provide soldiers with a list of training opportunities that were useful to both their MOS and to their later civilian life. To help align the MOS with civilian certification needs COOL provides:
The COOL site is both a search tool and an information source. Soldiers can find information on a specific credential searching by MOS or by the name of a specific credential or agency.
Related Certifications and Related Licenses have been determined to be related to the MOS either directly or by skill. Each credential in the Funded Certifications table is designated as either Directly Related (D) or Skill Related (S).
According to the COOL guidelines, there are two types of costs associated with obtaining a license or credential, credentialing board or agency fees and fees for additional education or training.
Although it varies by credential and by organization, credentialing agencies typically charge the followings fees:
However, to assist with these costs, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration, and the Montgomery GI Bill offer financial assistance with licensing and certification as well as supplemental education and training.
Eligible service members and veterans can use the Montgomery GI Bill to pay for up to $2,000 in fees for civilian occupational licensing and certification exams. Fees for re-testing and renewing licenses or certifications are also covered
Dr. Thomas Kenny,
Chief Compliance Officer