What is Army COOL?
Soldiers may pursue any credential listed in Army Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (Army COOL) including the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification. The program is authorized to cover the payment of expenses for classroom, hands-on, or online/blended training and courses, materials, manuals, study guides, text books, processing fees, test fees, and other expenses related to the attainment or re-certification of credentials.
What are the requirements for Army COOL?
The program is available to enlisted, warrant officers, and officers. Eligible soldiers include those who are: Regular Army, Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) pursuant to Title 10 and Title 32, U.S. Army Reserve (USAR), and Army National Guard (ARNG) in an active drilling status with a designation as satisfactory. Soldiers are no longer required to adhere to the credentialing options (Civilian Occupation Related, Academic, or MOS Related).
The program is subject to the same funding ceiling as TA. A soldier may use both TA and CA; however, the combined usage by any soldier shall not exceed the fiscal year limit of $4000.
Soldiers may work on multiple credentials simultaneously or sequentially. Prior to using the program, soldiers must submit a credential request for each credential pursued.