Maintaining professional credentials demonstrate a level of technical competency in a specific field. For uniformed servicemembers, 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.

Military COOL Websites

The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard 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.

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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.)

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Credentialing and Certification Programs

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NCCCO

 

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A/E/C Credential

 

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A/E/C Credential

 

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Professional Credentials

 

  • Certified GEOINT Professional- Essentials (CGP-E™)
  • Certified GEOINT Professional- GIS & Analysis Tools (CGP-G™)
  • Certified GEOINT Professional- Remote Sensing & Imagery Analysis (CGP-R™)
  • Certified GEOINT Professional- Geospatial Data Management (CGP-D™)


“Since obtaining my PMP certification, I have deployed and returned, and now find myself stationed in the Far East. Whether managing 3E5X1’s in seven countries at nine sites supporting $36 million in construction in Southwest Asia or leading the busiest Engineering Flight in Pacific Air Forces with 48 on-going projects valued at $309 million, I feel that PMP certification has enabled me to effectively capture how I serve our country in terms that the civilian world can understand.”

Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Martin, PMP, USAF