Navy cool credentialing_overview

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what credentialing is
what kinds of requirements credentials may have
what credentials can mean to Navy personnel
what costs may be involved
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  • Licensure and certification are the two primary types of credentialing.
  • Opportunity for presenter: Include information about credentialing-related promotion points and self-development opportunities available for your MOS.
  • Navy cool credentialing_overview

    1. 1. Credentialing Overview How does credentialing affect Navy personnel?
    2. 2. What is credentialing? <ul><li>Many occupations are guided by certain professional and technical standards. </li></ul><ul><li>The process of meeting these standards and earning official recognition (in the form of licenses, certifications, and apprenticeships) is called credentialing . </li></ul>
    3. 3. Licensure <ul><li>Who grants licenses? Federal, state or local governmental agencies. </li></ul><ul><li>Why? To set professional standards, ensure safety and quality of work, such as medical licenses for doctors. Laws and regulations define licensing standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Are they voluntary? Licenses are typically mandatory (although they may be waived for certain military personnel). </li></ul>
    4. 4. Certification <ul><li>Who grants certifications? Non-governmental agencies, associations, and companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Why? To set professional standards for qualifications, such as a certification for a crane operator, or a Novell Network Certified Engineer. These standards are n ot defined by laws or regulations. </li></ul><ul><li>Are they voluntary? Usually, although state licensure boards and employers may require certification. </li></ul><ul><li>More than one organization can offer certifications for the same occupation. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Apprenticeship <ul><li>Who awards apprenticeships? The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor . </li></ul><ul><li>Why? So the service member can achieve recognition for on-the-job training and work experience equal to his/her civilian counterpart. </li></ul><ul><li>Are they voluntary? Yes, although apprenticeship is required by some employers in certain industries. </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Credentialing boards determine the requirements for licensure and certification. Typically they require some combination of the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work or professional experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examinations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other unique job-related requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For some credentials, boards may have requirements related to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Residency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How recently the training or experience took place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodic renewal, typically every one to three years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuing education requirements or reexamination requirements associated with renewal </li></ul></ul>What kinds of requirements can credentials have?
    7. 7. So what’s that mean to me? <ul><li>In service: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civilian credentialing can contribute to personal and professional career development. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transitioning and post-service: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal, state, or local law may require specific credentials to legally perform some jobs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employers may choose to hire only employees who have certain credentials, or to pay those employees more. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credentials may improve your prospects for promotion. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credentials demonstrate to civilian employers that your skills are on par with your civilian peers. </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>There are two primary costs associated with credentialing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Credentialing board fees (e.g., application, exam, renewal fees) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplemental training may be needed to qualify for the credential </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources are available to Navy personnel to help defray these costs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Navy's Credentials Program Office has a limited amount of certification/ license vouchers that may be used towards specifically-identified certification/license exams. These exams are listed by job on the Navy COOL web site (link provided below). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Montgomery GI Bill will reimburse up to $2,000 per test for civilian occupational licensing and certification exams. There is no limit to the number of tests that can be reimbursed. Fees for re-testing and renewing licenses or certifications are also covered. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other programs in the Departments of Navy, Defense, and Veterans Affairs can also help with supplemental training (e.g., Navy e-Learning, DANTES, and the Montgomery GI Bill). </li></ul></ul>Credentialing Costs
    9. 9. More Information <ul><li>The Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) website is designed expressly for you, to help you find and understand the civilian credentials related to your Navy training. Visit COOL online at: https:// www .cool.navy.mil/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>For more explanation about credentialing, see the COOL Credentialing Basics page: https://www.cool.navy.mil/credentialing_basics.htm </li></ul><ul><li>For more information on costs and resources, see the COOL Costs and Resources page: https://www.cool.navy.mil/costs.htm </li></ul><ul><li>To find certifications related to your rating or designator, visit the COOL Credential Search page: https://www.cool.navy.mil/search.htm </li></ul>

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