for Security and Emergency Management has been approved as an institution of
higher learning by the Maryland State Department of Higher Education and the VA
allowing individuals in the following certificate programs to receive Veteran’s
benefits under the GI Bill. In addition, Navy COOL, Army COOL, Homeland
Security Grants, and C4SEM Internal Financing are available methods of
assistance to qualified individuals.
C4SEM professional certifications are identified by the United States Navy's Credentials Program to align with Commission Officers, Master-At-Arms and Intelligence Specialist ratings E-6 to E-9. (see Navy Credentials Program for more information).
COOL is a resource
Navy Service Members
(enlisted and officers) who want to know what civilian
credentials relate to their ratings, designators, and collateral
duties/out of rate assignments and how to obtain the
Education, Career and
Transition Counselors providing guidance on education,
professional growth, and career requirements and opportunities.
Navy Recruiters who
want to show potential recruits the opportunities for
professional growth and civilian career preparation available
through Navy service.
Credentialing Boards interested in how military training and
experience prepares Navy service members for civilian
credentials and jobs.
Some jobs have certain professional and technical standards. Credentials –
certifications and licenses – show that you meet these standards. For
example, an engineer can show his Professional Engineer (PE) certifications to an employer to
document that he has specific skills and knowledge. In the civilian world,
credentials may be required for a job, or can make you much more likely to
be hired for a job.
Getting a certificate proves your commitment to upgrade your skills,
gives you the credibility needed for more responsibilities, larger projects,
and a higher salary.
For a Sailor, civilian credentials are important for two
The Navy has made
them part of its workforce professionalization, so getting
certified can help you in your Navy career while you're still in
When you transition
back to civilian employment, credentials help you translate your
military training and experience into something civilian
employers can easily recognize. That can help you get hired, get
a better job, or be promoted sooner.
C4SEM allows you to further your education while continuing to serve your
country. Since no classroom attendance is ever required, your studies will not
interfere with your duty schedule. C4SEM?s professional development certificates
make it possible for you to acquire promotion points, valuable skill sets and
credentials that will serve you well, whether you choose to stay in the armed
services or transition to the private sector.
NAVY COOL Candidates' Certificate Event
For more Information contact the Registrar's Office at
(202) 355-6441or (888) 248-9841
To apply for a certification:
Click on Certification tab and review the requirements for the
Certification program you would like to apply.
Click on the Student Resources tab on the left side. There you will
find our online Enrollment Form.
All Applicant who are apply under
Navy COOL program are requited to email or fax a
copy of their DD-214, Mil/VMAT/AARTS/SMART and or college transcripts and
resume to the Registrar’s Office:
Fax: (202) 318-0333
Once you receive an acceptance email from the Registrar's office, notify
Army COOL and apply for voucher.
Once your voucher is approved
and we receive a copy of your approval letter we will schedule your certification exam.
Navy COOL Credentials Program Office contact information:
U.S. Navy Credentials Program Office
Center for Information Dominance
Corry Station, Bldg 502 Rm 104E
Pensacola, FL 32511
Voice Comm: (850) 452-6683
Voice DSN: 922-6683
Fax Comm: (850) 452-6897
Fax DSN: 922-6897
Monday ? Friday 0700-1600 (central time zone)
Please don't hesitate to contact the registrar's office
if you have any specific questions. Our staff at the registrar's office and
faculties will help you throughout the process.
*Navy COOL does NOT fund for courses/classes, only credentialing examinations.
*Remember to schedule your exam accordingly to allow ten business days for funding. In other words, notify Navy COOL office at least ten business days prior to your exam date.