FY24 Credentialing Assistance (CA) Requests Guidance

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Army Credentialing Assistance program provides $4,000/year per soldier. All Active Duty, Army National Guard, and United States Army Reserves of all ranks, Enlisted, Noncommissioned Officers, Officers and Warrant Officers qualify.

This means that every year, each soldier is provided with $4,000 USD in order to obtain credentials that will help further their careers and increase earning potential. While all CA requests are subject to the availability of funds, the chances of getting approved for CA funding are high if soldiers apply early in the fiscal year.

FY24 Credentialing Assistance (CA) guidance and dates:

  • Soldiers may submit CA requests through ArmyIgnitED beginning 7 Sep 2023 for courses or exams that start on or after 21 Oct 23 (not to exceed 90 days from submission).
  • Soldiers must submit CA requests through ArmyIgnitED at least 45 days prior to the start date of the course or exam.

If you have any questions, please contact Virtual CA Counselors at: https://www.cool.osd.mil/army/costs_and_funding/index.html?credentialingassistance.


Running has always been part of military training. It is an essential activity that is part of virtually everything else soldiers must do on regular basis. And it's been known for years, that as an activity, running is also the most dangerous athletic movement solely due to the amount of injuries that soldiers sustain. More than 2 out of 3 injured soldiers face injuries from running. However, running itself is not the issue.


Soldiers are trained and taught how to do virtually every task, however, running, the activity directly responsible for an overwhelming majority of all military related musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries, is not taught as a skill.


Health and Holistic Fitness, or H2F is a big initiative by the Army to revamp training protocols. One of the major updates in the new doctrine is the addition of Running Skill (Pose Method) in FM 7-22 (Chapter 7).

Running Skill training is now available on demand, forcewide,  through the Army IgnitED program. Individual Soldiers can watch Pose Method running skill training videos online, and take an exam to become a certified instructor (technical certification, promotion points).

Questions? Contact us for assistance.