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Certification and Licensure Programs

Certification and Licensure Programs

Credentialing can help move your career upward.

The National Guard helps Soldiers leverage their military training in the civilian world through credentialing. By obtaining licensure or certification, Soldiers can show that they've acquired the professional skills and technical standards required in their chosen profession. Common licensures/certifications include:

  • Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM)
  • Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB)
  • CompTIA Security+ Computer and Information Security
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • EMT Paramedic
  • Pharmacy Technician (PTCE)

Soldiers may visit the Army COOL website for a list of certifications related to their Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).


The National Guard may reimburse the cost of a certification or licensure exam. Contact your state Education Services Officer (ESO) for a complete list of eligible licensures and certifications and for further information regarding the reimbursement process.

Current Guard Soldiers can get information on education programs by emailing the Guard Support Center or calling 1-866-628-5999. If you would like to join the Guard and take advantage of these benefits, visit