Army COOL Army Credentialing Assistance Program

Army Credentialing Assistance Program

The Department of Defense began the Army Credentialing Assistance Program in 2019 as part of their effort to help Service members improve their lives. Credentialing Soldiers helps with retention, enhancing career progression, and a smoother transition into civilian life. The program creates opportunities for Service members to earn professional credits.

As of January 2020, the Army Credentialing Assistance Program is available at bases nationwide. Servicemembers need to meet the following criteria:

  • Soldiers must meet basic Federal TA eligibility requirements
  • Soldiers cannot be flagged under provisions of AR 600-8-2
  • Soldiers cannot be a contracted ROTC scholarship cadet (receiving tuition and fees or room and board) or Green to Gold ROTC program cadet
  • Soldiers must have enough time remaining in service to complete the credential before separating from the Army

Career Training at No Cost to You!

Training from Blackstone is available at no cost to you – with up to $4,000 available through the Army Credentialing Assistance Program, which is part of the Army Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) service. If you are Active Duty, Army Reserve or National Guard personnel, the program is designed to provide assistance in getting certifications to help build upon your skills, prepare you for advancement opportunities and help you transition into a civilian career.

Up to $4,000 is Available to Fund Your Education through the Army Credentialing Assistance Program

✅  Nationally & Regionally Accredited

✅  All Materials Included

✅  Self Paced Program – No Deadlines

✅  Reliable Student Support

✅  Enroll online, anytime 365 days a year!

Blackstone Career Institute
  • MyCAA – Our accredited online certificate programs are approved by the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account program – sponsored by the Department of Defense. All of our high-growth career training programs fall within the MyCAA tuition allowance.
  • G.I. JOBS TOP MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOL – G.I. Jobs selects the best of the best – those colleges, universities, and career training schools that offer the nation’s top programs and services for America’s transitioning military. BCI is proud to be named a military friendly school for the past 10 consecutive years.

  • GI BILL® – The G.I. Bill® provides financial assistance for veterans. Blackstone participates with the Montgomery and Post 9/11 G.I. Bills.

    GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at