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.
The dates for the Credentialing Assistance (CA) cut off for FY23 had been announced. IAW the annual FY close-out requirements, guidance for FY 23 CA requests is as follows:
- Soldiers can continue to submit CA requests until 2359 EST 11 Aug 2023 through ArmyIgnitED for courses or exams that start in FY23 (through 30 Sep 23).
- FY23 CA requests submitted after 2359 EST 11 Aug 2023 will be rejected.
- 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.