A credential is an occupational license or certification related to a specific job or skill set. Obtaining credentials can help you move forward in your Army career AND give you a head start on planning for your transition to a civilian job.

Army Credentialing Assistance is available for voluntary, off-duty training and education programs and supports the Soldier Life Cycle.  For Army Credentialing Assistance, Soldiers have three options:

  • Civilian Occupation Credit/Non-Credits Related
  • Academic (related to an earned degree or certificate)
  • MOS Related

Both online and in-person credentialing options are available through Central Texas College in the following areas and locations:

Credentialing Option Location Credit/Non-Credit
Associate Professional in Human Resources ® (aPHR ®) Exam Prep Online Non-Credit
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Exam Prep Online Non-Credit
Certified Associate in Project Management® and Project Management Professional® Online Non-Credit
Certified Bookkeeper (CB) Online Non-Credit
Certified Professional Coach (CPC) Online Non-Credit
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Online Non-Credit
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Online Non-Credit
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Online Non-Credit
CIW Internet Business Associate Online Non-Credit
Intuit QuickBooks Online Plus Online Non-Credit
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Online Non-Credit
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Online Non-Credit
PMI Risk Management Professional Online Non-Credit
PMP® Exam Boot Camp Central Campus Non-Credit
Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Online Non-Credit
Project Management Certificate Central Campus Non-Credit
Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Prep Online Non-Credit
Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Prep Online Non-Credit
Credentialing Option Location Credit/Non-Credit
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Online Non-Credit
Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) Online Non-Credit
Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) Online Non-Credit
Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Online Non-Credit
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Central Campus Credit
Medical Administrative Assistant Career Prep Online Non-Credit
Medical Assistant Career Prep Online Non-Credit
Patient Care Technician Career Prep Online Non-Credit
Pharmacy Technician Career Prep Online Non-Credit
Physical Therapy Technician/Aide Certification (PTTC) Online Non-Credit
Credentialing Option Location Credit/Non-Credit
Personal Fitness Trainer Career Prep Online Non-Credit
ACSM Personal Trainer (CPT) Central Campus Credit
Credentialing Option Location Credit/Non-Credit
Autodesk Certified User (ACU) Online Non-Credit
Adobe Certified Associate Online Non-Credit
AutoCAD Fundamentals Certificate Online Non-Credit
AWS Academy Cloud Developing Live-Online Non-Credit
AWS Academy Cloud Foundations Live-Online Non-Credit
AWS Certified Solutions Architect- Associate Live-Online Non-Credit
AWS Cloud Computing Architecture Live-Online Non-Credit
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Online Non-Credit
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Online Non-Credit
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Online Non-Credit
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) 100-105 Online Non-Credit
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) 100-105 and 200-105 Online Non-Credit
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Online Non-Credit
CIW JavaScript Specialist Online Non-Credit
CIW Network Technology Associate Online Non-Credit
CIW Site Development Associate Online Non-Credit
CompTIA A+ and ITIL Foundation Online Non-Credit
CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ Online Non-Credit
CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Exam Prep Online Non-Credit
CompTIA A+ 220-1002 Exam Prep Online Non-Credit
CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and 220-1002 Online Non-Credit
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) CAS-003 Online Non-Credit
CompTIA Cloud+ Online Non-Credit
CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification Exam Prep Online Non-Credit
CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Online Non-Credit
CompTIA Project+ PK0-004 Online Non-Credit
CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Online Non-Credit
CompTIA Server+ SK0-004 Online Non-Credit
Linux Essentials Exam Prep Online Non-Credit
MCSA | SQL Server 2012 Online Non-Credit
MCSA | Windows Server 2012 Online Non-Credit
MCSA | Windows Server 2016 Online Non-Credit
MCSA Windows Server Exam Prep Online Non-Credit
Microsoft Office Specialist Online Non-Credit
Microsoft Office Suite 2016 Online Non-Credit
Oracle 11 Online Non-Credit

Credentialing Exams

The Army Credentialing Assistance program provides funding for courses and exams leading to an industry-recognized academic or vocational credential. Central Texas College offers many exams from these certifying agencies:

  • AutoDesk
  • Cisco
  • CIW
  • CompTIA
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
  • Intuit
  • EC-Council
  • And more!

For a complete list of exams offered at Central Texas College, visit Testing Services.


To determine your eligibility and request funding, contact your Education Center or Office. Eligibility requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Soldiers may only request CA funding for credentials listed in Army COOL.
  • Soldier is limited to one credential per earned academic degree/certificate or completion.
  • Soldier must have graduated with degree; soldier cannot pursue a degree and credential for that degree simultaneously.

For more information, see the Army Credentialing Assistance Program website.