Occupational credentialing is promoted across the military Services to enhance recruitment, professional development, retention, and transition to the civilian workforce. Through the military Services’ Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) programs, military occupations have been mapped to over 1,000 civilian certifications and Services will pay for certifications for Service members. In FY 16, the Services paid for over 45,000 certifications and licenses. Learn about the COOL programs, including methods of matching military occupations to civilian certifications, credential payment policies, and how to facilitate credentialing of Service members.
After attending the webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Identify the types of military occupations to which credentialing applies
- Identify military and other government programs that have been developed to promote credentialing of Service members
- Identify strategies to increase communication between the military and the certification industry that will result in lessening the barriers to an appropriate certification
- Navigate the COOL websites, and apply strategies to have a strategic conversation in your organization about starting a new certification
Format: On-demand Webinar
Audience: All levels of credentialing professionals
Duration: Approximately 1 hour, including time for Q&A
Member price: $90
Non-member price: $135.
Lisa Lutz, MPA, SOLID, LLC
Keith Boring, Navy’s Credentialing Program and Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) websites
Keith Boring currently serves as the Director for the Navy’s Credentialing Program and Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) websites – DON COOL, Navy COOL, and DON Civilian COOL. Mr. Boring’s role as Director for the Navy’s Credentialing Program includes daily operation of the Navy’s Credentials Program Office, managing the development and maintenance of the Navy COOL websites, participation in White House and DoD credentialing task forces, DoD CIO and DoN CIO Cybersecurity workgroups, facilitating Navy Job Duty Task Analysis (JDTA), represent the DoD within various credentialing agency advisory boards, as well as other tasks associated with Navy and civilian credentialing.
He reported to Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) Pensacola Florida in January 2005, while still on Active Duty (Master Chief). Upon transfer to the Fleet Reserve in 2006, Mr. Boring continued his work at CIWT as a Navy Civil Service civilian.