Institute for Credentialing Excellence


Why consider the military and veterans as stakeholders?

"No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks." -- James Allen


Why is credentialing important for Military and Service members?

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• Increase visibility of military career options

• Place recruits with specialized credentials already in hand

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• Signal readiness of personnel with credentials

• Determine credentials that best support operations and maintenance

• Align credentials and competencies to training and assessments

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• Provide Service members with opportunity to grow professionally resulting in better trained Force

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• Incentivize Service members to re-up to complete credential requirements

• Show value of the accumulation of credentials in a military career

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• Bridge military occupations training to postsecondary education as advanced standing to save time and money

• Show connections to private-sector career opportunities

• Show employers value of military occupations, competencies, and credentials

• Signal competency equivalency between military training and civilian credentials including occupation licenses

What can you do to facilitate credentialing of Service Members and Veterans?

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Testimonials source:
Pearson VUE Certification Spotlight


Navigate the Toolkit 

  • GI Bill Funding
  • Services’ Credential Program Funding
  • Are your credentials on COOL?
  • Service Credential Payment Policies
  • Credentialing in the Military
  • Best Practices Overview
  • Military 101 Presentation     
  • Mapping Military Occupations to Credentials
  • Marketing to the Military
  • Imagery Sources
  • Other Resources