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.


The Pose Method of Running Training Course is now available online to all soldiers.

The Certified Running Technique Specialist credential exam now available online to all soldiers.



Members of all branches of the military have participated in the The Pose Method Running courses since 2008. On October 1, 2020 the updated US Army Holistic Health And Fitness Field Manual (FM 7-22) and Holistic Health And Fitness Drills And Exercises Army Techniques Publications (ATP 7-22.02) were published and they included the Pose Method as the method for the running skill program and running technique drills.

The Pose Method of Running training course and the Certified Running Technique Specialist credential are aligned with the Soldier Common Core (MOS) and P5 Master Fitness Trainer (ASI).