Resources for Apprenticeship, Licensing, Credentialing & Certification

Search for education and job training programs (higher learning, non-college degree, on-the-job training and apprenticeship, correspondence and flight), license and certification programs and many types of national exams.

Allows you to search for certifications by keyword, industry or occupation. Certifications are examinations that test or enhance your knowledge, experience or skills in an occupation or profession.

Search to find information about licenses for careers in your state.

Explains how Army soldiers can meet civilian certification and license requirements related to their Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs).

Introduces and trains transitioning Veterans, Service Members, and their spouses on business ownership through a three-step program.

Learn more about apprenticeship, including apprenticeship opportunities in in-demand careers and a listing of registered apprenticeship programs from the Department of Labor.

Find current certifications for your occupation or industry. Search by certification name, organization, industry or occupation.

Start or advance your career with credentials that document and verify your workplace skills, knowledge, and experience.

Find contact information about licenses for careers in your state. Search by agency, license name or description, or browse by occupations or agencies.

Designed to immerse outstanding military officers into science and technology research through a three-month fellowship. Provides participants with insight into cutting-edge technology and opportunity to potentially aid in developing a future DARPA technology.

Offers Service Members and Veterans ways to find and apply for apprenticeship occupations and careers, as well as additional resources, tools and information.

Receive job training, licensing and employment opportunities within the insurance industry available to disabled Veterans.

Connects Veterans to career training and employment opportunities in the construction industry. Encourages the transition from military to civilian life by providing training to Service Members in construction skills.

Helps Veterans find franchise opportunities and offers a mentoring network to assist prospective franchise owners.

Finds civilian credentials related to your rating, job, or occupation, explains what it takes to obtain the credentials and provides a list of available programs that will help pay credentialing fees.

Offers training and employment assistance to recent Veterans of U.S. national security missions. Full-time, paid participants will be trained in software solutions leading to certifications for many career paths.

Learn more about apprenticeships and search for one in your chosen career field. Find an apprenticeship office in your state.

Provides training scholarships and certification programs on SAP solutions.

Guides transitioning Service Members and Veterans through mentorship workshops, corporate education and one-on-one transition assistance.

Offers training and jobs in the pipe trades to Veterans and active-duty Service Members preparing to leave the service.

Gives active duty Coast Guard, Marine Corps or Navy Service Members in an authorized trade occupation a system to become a DOL registered apprentice and recieve documented proof of work experience.

Links to DoD's online system that verifies military experience and training.

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Another scandal..Another scandal... There is a new investigation into alleged misconduct and improper prescriptive practices by Cincinnati VA chief of staff according to cryptic messages from the agency. At the center of the allegations is acting chief of staff is a thoracic surgeon Barbara Temeck, MD. The investigation involves prescriptive privileges and scripts written for numerous people including VISN 10 director Jack Hetrick. Hetrick recused himself from the investigation since it involves his wife... [read on] Get the rest Numerous state attorney generals are demanding that the US Department of Veterans Affairs reinstate GI Bill benefits for veterans defrauded by for-profit colleges. Attorney generals (AGs) in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington sent Secretary Bob McDonald a letter demanding restoration of GI Bill benefits. The justification is that for-profit colleges uses deceptive tactics to recruit veterans while the agency failed to verify education quality. According to Illinois AG Lisa Madigan: “Veterans earn educational benefits through their heroic service to our country… They should not return home and become targets of predatory, bogus colleges whose only interest in our veterans is to profit off them. It’s critical that our tax dollars allow student veterans to get a true education and the opportunities it provides.” The problem with the schools was that they promised veterans jobs after graduation that never materialized. In fact, those colleges provided such low quality educations that employers do not accept nor would other colleges accept them for transfer credits. Recruiters used proven psychotherapy techniques to manipulate veterans into enrolling. VA then paid benefits without verifying the claims made by such colleges. Veterans used up the benefits without the result they were promised. GI BILL RESTORATION STRATEGY The AGs are also suggesting VA adopt the following four strategies to protect veterans moving forward. According to Progress Illinois, those strategies are: Exercising current federal statutory authority to provide relief to these veterans. In cases where the VA has authorized the use of benefits contrary to its own governing statutes and regulations, federal law (38 U.S.C. §503) provides the VA discretion to offer equitable relief that would give back to the veterans full eligibility and entitlement to their benefits that they have lost from the schools’ conduct. Restoring these benefits would allow the veterans to obtain an education that will help them advance their careers. Triggering Automatic Reviews. The VA should establish that a review to exercise this discretion will automatically take place in any of the following cases: (1) when the U.S. Department of Education, a state regulatory agency, or a state attorney general takes a regulatory or enforcement action against a school; (2) when a court enters a judgment against a school, or (3) upon application by a veteran or a group of veterans alleging that an education program or college has utilized advertising, sales, or enrollment practices which are erroneous, deceptive, or misleading. Taking Proactive Steps To Provide Full and Accurate Information. The VA should take proactive steps to guarantee that veterans will be furnished full and accurate information about their education options to prevent them from enrolling in schools that employ aggressive and misleading marketing practices. Increasing Cooperation. The VA should continue and increase its support of efforts of state regulatory agencies and attorneys general in protecting veterans from misconduct. So what do you think about the plan? Should veterans receive the benefit, or harm, of their own educated choice of attending for-profit colleges? Or, should VA reinstate the GI Bill benefits of veterans defrauded? I used to be rather cynical about this, but VA does have a fiduciary duty to ensure colleges provide the quality education they promise before approving a veteran’s attendance. The past two presidential administrations were clearly asleep at the wheel while veterans were ripped off.

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