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Credentialing Assistance
The Credentialing Assistance (CA) Program provides Soldiers with funding for more than 1,600 credentials listed on Army COOL.

How Do I Qualify?
  • Be currently serving in good standing in the ARNG and have a Common Access Card (CAC)
  • Not be flagged
  • Complete credential prior to separation/ETS
  • Officers no longer incur a Military Service Obligation (MSO)
What Do I Get?
  • Up to $4,000/fiscal year (max TA and CA)
  • Maximum of $1,000/year to pay for select aviation related credentials (Active Duty/AGR Soldiers only)
  • Pays expenses for course training, materials, supplies, textbooks, and exam
  • Can be used for any credential listed on Army COOL and does not have to be related to the Soldier’s MOS
  • All expenses are paid prior to course/exam start date (Soldiers who pay out of pocket will not be reimbursed)
  • Popular Certifications:
    • CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+
    • Project Management Professional (PMP)
    • Private Pilot, Airplane Single Engine
    • Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
How Do I Apply?
  • Contact your State ESO/ESS to discuss the CA application process and verify eligibility
  • Ensure your credential is listed on at Army COOL
  • Apply online at: ArmyIgnitED
For more information, contact the Education Support Center: 866.276.4338 (ARNGEDU)
Education & Incentives Contact Information
Dr. Grizelda L. MacDonald, Ph.D.
Education Services Officer
Office: 402-309-8149
Email: grizelda.l.macdonald.civ@army.mil

SFC Cherie Hron
GI Bill Education Manager
: 402-309-8153
Email: cherie.l.hron.mil@army.mil

Mrs. Kelly M. Yant
Nebraska State Incentives Manager
Office: 402.309.8276
Email: kelly.m.yant.civ@army.mil