VA - DoD - Military
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.
The Center for Security and Emergency Management™ has been approved as an institution of higher learning by the Maryland State Department of Higher Education and the V.A. allowing individuals to receive Veteran’s Benefits under the GI Bill. In addition, DoD COOL, Homeland Security Grants, and C4SEM™ Internal Financing are methods available to assist qualified individuals.
DOD VA facility code: 460003120
VA veteran using Chapter 31 program
VA Vocational Rehabilitation is a program whose primary function is to help veterans with service-connected disabilities become suitably employed, maintain employment, or achieve independence in daily living. The program offers several services to help each eligible disabled veteran reach her/his rehabilitation goal. These services include vocational and personal counseling, education and training, financial aid, job assistance, and if needed, medical and dental treatment. Services generally last up to 48 months but can be extended in certain instances.
A veteran who is eligible for an evaluation under Chapter 31 first must apply for services and meet with a vocational rehabilitation counselor (VRC). The VRC will work with the veteran to determine if an employment handicap exists as a result of his/her service-connected disability. If an employment handicap is established and the veteran is entitled to services, the VRC and the veteran will continue counseling to select a track of services and jointly develop a plan to address the veteran’s rehabilitation and employment needs.
The veteran is interested in participating in your certification program at C4SEM:
1- Submit VA Form 28-1900, Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation to VRC.
2- Apply online using the Student Application Form.
3- Upload a copy of their DD-214 (if applicable), Joint Services Transcript (JST), and/or military and/or college transcripts. If you don't see the upload feature or if it isn't available on your browser, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon acceptance, applicants must contact their VRC so that the school can submit the VA Form 10091 to their counselor promptly.
VA Licensing & Certification Test Payments
Another provision of Public Law 106-419, this benefit is available to veterans who are eligible under Chapters 30, 32, 33, 35, or Section 903. It pays for the cost of tests required for specific licenses required by state agencies to practice an occupation or certifications which are generally recognized as necessary for the pursuit of a specific career. Payment is limited to $2,000 per test and is effective only for tests taken on or after March 1, 2001. It should be further noted that this benefit pays only for the cost of the test. It does not pay for the cost of the license or certification itself, any other related costs, or any courses a student may take to prepare for the test.
- Eligibility Requirements
Individuals must be eligible to receive VA education payments under Chapters 30, 32, 33, 35, or Section 903
To apply for benefits along with your request for payment for a test or tests. Complete the VA Form 22-0803 (Application for Reimbursement of Licensing or Certification Test) at the Ask A Question website or mail it to your nearest VA regional processing office.
- For more information about VA LACAS visit:
WEAMS Certification Search: http://inquiry.vba.va.gov/weamspub/buildSearchLCCriteria.do
COOL program is part of a Joint-Service initiative to promote civilian credentialing opportunities for military Service members. Recognizing the important role that occupational credentials can play in professionalizing the Force and in enhancing the Service member’s ability to transition to the civilian workforce upon completion of military service, the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps have joined together to share data, research, analysis, and best practices so that all Service members can benefit from credentialing opportunities.
- COOL is a resource for:
Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen who want to know what civilian credentials relate to their MOS and how to obtain them.
Education, Career, and Transition Counselors guide education, professional growth, and career requirements and opportunities.
Army Recruiters who want to show potential recruits the opportunities for professional growth and civilian career preparation available through Army service.
Employers and Credentialing Boards are interested in how military training and experience prepare Soldiers for civilian credentials and jobs.
- For more information about DoD COOL visit:
Army COOL: https://www.cool.army.mil/
Navy COOL: https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/index.htm
Marine Corp COOL: Mhttps://www.cool.navy.mil/usmc/
Air Force COOL: https://afvec.us.af.mil/afvec/Public/COOL/
Additional Financial Support: Qualified Veterans, Combat Veterans, and Wounded Warriors applying under the GI. Bill - License and Certification Approval System (LACAS) may qualify for financial support/deferred partial payment. For additional information contact student services at (888) 248-9841.