Army Credentialing Assistance

Prepare for Civilian Life with Army CA

Deciding to leave active-duty service and reenter civilian life can be exciting and perhaps a little intimidating. We want to help you start preparing for your next big step by ensuring that you have the skills and credentials you will need to succeed in a new career. Army CA will pay up to $4,000 per year for training and credentials in high-demand fields, and you’ll be able to choose from dozens of eligible credentials and certifications.

What do I need to do?

To be eligible for Army CA funding, you must be able to complete your career training before you leave service, so it’s important to start preparing now. Contact us today, and we’ll help you select qualified training courses or certifications and submit your education plan to secure your Army CA funds. You can check out some of the in-demand career options and certifications that qualify for funding below:

How do I get started?

It takes up to 30 days to get approved for and enrolled in a course, so it’s good to determine your eligibility and find a credential approved for the funding now. We can help you with every step. Many training programs can even be completed entirely online, which will allow you to obtain the training you need whenever and wherever you are serving your country. Contact us to learn more today.


Why are certification credentials important?  
Certification credentials are used in both military and civilian organizations to prove that the workforce is equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to enter and advance in certain career fields. Gaining these certificates now can provide you with a clear path to civilian employment or provide advancement opportunities in your military career. They will also help you to effectively translate the experience you gained in the military to your resume.   

What kind of career-focused courses can I take?  

To be eligible for Army CA funding, courses must be designed to prepare you for high-demand careers. Our online programs feature many of these in-demand career specialties for you to explore for jobs in IT, business, healthcare, and more. These courses are intended to enhance your current skill set or help you develop the skills needed to obtain an advanced job during or after leaving service. Explore more courses here.

How is Army CA different from Federal Tuition Assistance?
While both types of funds are used for education, they are quite different. Federal Tuition Assistance cannot be used to obtain a lower-level or lateral degree. On the other hand, Army CA funding can be requested for training that leads to or renews an additional credential, license, or certification in any qualified high-demand career field.

Can you use Tuition Assistance and Army Credentialing Assistance simultaneously?

Yes, you can combine Federal Tuition Assistance and Army CA funding to earn the education you want. But the combined funding cannot exceed the Army CA limit of $4,000 each year.

What class materials are covered by Army CA funding?

Army CA will pay for all necessary books, supplies, and other materials required for your training and examination in qualified courses.

When can you start applying for the Army CA Program?

The program launched in 2020 and is now available Army-wide, and you can apply for Army CA funding immediately if you are an eligible soldier. The process of being approved for and enrolled in a course can take 30 days, so it’s important to get started right away. Contact us to determine your eligibility and find a credential that is approved for the funding before your eligibility status changes in any way.

To learn more about how to apply for Army CA, visit the ArmyIgnitED website.

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