Get $4,000 through Army Credentialing Assistance 



As an Active Duty Soldier,
YOU are Eligible for up to $4,000

The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) program provides up to $4,000 in funding to active duty Soldiers for courses and exams leading to an industry-recognized academic or vocational credential. This voluntary program allows current soldiers to pursue civilian credentials, licenses, and certifications to enhance skills in an area beyond their military occupational specialty (MOS).



35+ APPROVED Courses and Exams

Our programs approved by HRC ACES align with high demand occupations and are aimed at some of the most sought-after credentials in the workplace today. Approved courses include programs in Technology, Business, Healthcare, and more. Course flyers show what each program offers, as well as the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data for job growth potential and average starting salary. Note: Some Army installations prefer Soldiers to request/take credentialing exams separately after successful course completion. Download approved CA course flyers from the links below.

All Approved CA Courses and Exams Flyer





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Soldiers with questions about the CA program and enrollment can call 1 (866) 316-6911 or email We are here to help you further your career.

I gained all the skills and knowledge I needed to successfully transition from my Army career to a new civilian career in just a few weeks. I was offered a job before I had graduated.

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Credentialing for CAREER ADVANCEMENT

It is important while serving in the Army, and for a smooth transition into civilian employment once a military career has ended. Credentials, which come with a certificate, license or certification, combine military training and experience into opportunities that improve Army readiness, enhance career advancement, and provide Soldiers with skills that translate into civilian occupations.


Dr. Pamela Raymer, Chief of ACES said, "The CA program is a wonderful new program to expand learning opportunities for Soldiers. It adds value to the Army while Soldiers serve and also prepares them for civilian life." (Source: US Army Human Resources Command)


Where is the CA program available?
The Army Credentialing Assistance Program is available nationwide as of January 2020.
What does the CA program cover?
All necessary books, supplies, and associated materials required for an approved training course. Funding is provided for courses leading to an industry-recognized credential, those of which can be found on the Army COOL website.
Who can participate in the CA program?

Eligible soldiers must:

  • meet basic Federal Tuition Assistance eligibility requirements
  • cannot be flagged under provisions of AR 600-8-2
  • cannot be a contracted ROTC scholarship cadet or Green to Gold ROTC program cadet
  • must have enough service time remaining to complete the credential before separating from the Army
Where on base is there info for the CA program?
Soldiers with questions about the CA program and eligibility should contact their servicing Army education center/office. You can find a list of centers/offices at the GoArmyEd Education Center or visit

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