Maintaining professional credentials demonstrate a level of technical competency in a specific field. For uniformed service members, attaining credentials while serving in uniform improves your technical skills and increases your potential for promotion. Following your service, the same credentials can help you get a position with higher initial pay.


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The Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps credentialing opportunity online (COOL) portals highlight nationally recognized engineering and related credentials to help military engineers shape their career development while in uniform and upon transition to the private sector.

Credentialing and Certification Programs


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Transition from Military to Construction

Build Your Future is a recruiting and image enhancement initiative under the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) , which is the accrediting body for the construction and maintenance industries. They  develop curricula and assessments,  and provide credentials and certifications that are industry recognized. If you are an engineer Soldier or Seabee, you can easily crosswalk the industrial trades versus the Army Engineer MOS or Seabee Ratings, using the credentialing portal through Build Your Future. (We are also working to develop crosswalks for USAF and USCG occupational specialties.)

Click here to learn more about "Build Your Future."