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Army Credentialing Assistance (CA)

The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) Program offers Soldiers the opportunity to obtain professional and technical certifications. This program, much like the Army’s Tuition Assistance program, provides financial support to Soldiers who seek to gain credentials that are recognized by industries, either academic or vocational. Importantly, these credentials do not need to be related to the Soldier’s Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).

As a voluntary program conducted during off-duty hours, it plays a significant role in enhancing the overall readiness of the Army. It aids in the professional growth of Soldiers, helps retain top-tier personnel, and equips Soldiers with valuable skills for a smooth transition to civilian careers after their military service.

Who is Eligible for Army Credentialing Assistance?


Since January 2020, the Army Credentialing Assistance Program has been accessible at military bases across the country.

Eligibility extends to:


  • Soldiers from Regular Army, Army National Guard, United States Army Reserve-Officers, Warrant Officers, Noncommissioned Officers, Enlisted are eligible to participate in the CA program

  • Participants must satisfy the basic Federal Tuition Assistance eligibility criteria, not be under any disciplinary actions as outlined in AR 600-8-2, and not be a contracted ROTC scholarship cadet receiving benefits, or part of the Green to Gold ROTC program

  • Soldiers must have sufficient service time remaining to complete the credential before their separation from the Army.

What Costs are Covered?


The Credentialing Assistance program covers all essential books, supplies, and materials needed for any approved training courses and/or examinations, up to a maximum of $4,000.

Why is This Program Important to the Army?

The Army is adopting a comprehensive strategy for the personal and professional development of Soldiers, from the time of enlistment to their transition out of service. Credentialing not only bolsters the Army's strength but also fortifies national defense. The Credentialing Assistance Program is pivotal in promoting Total Army readiness, advancing Soldiers' professional growth, maintaining a high-quality force, and preparing Soldiers for significant roles in the civilian workforce post-service.

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