The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) Program provides funding for training and exams leading to an industry recognized academic or vocational credential.  Soldiers can choose from over 1600 credentials listed in Army COOL.  Credentials do not have to be linked to the Soldier's MOS!

 

In the civilian world, credentials - certifications and licenses - may be required for a job or help you become a highly qualified candidate for a job opportunity.  By holding a credential, you demonstrate that you meet these standards.  If, for example, you are a welder, you can provide your welding certification to a potential employer to document that you have the skills and knowledge required for the position.