Resource Icons

COOL uses icons to convey information in a concise way. Refer to the items below for more details on the icons and their meanings.

In-Demand Credential

In-Demand Credential

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

Star

Star

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.

Star with the letter M inside it

Mandatory Credential

The Mandatory Credentials icon indicates that the credential is mandatory for some Soldiers. See the Mandated Certifications tab on Summary pages where this icon appears.

State of the art compture-based training available for free to the Army workforce

Army e-Learning

Certification preparation courses are provided, at no cost to the Soldier, through Army e-Learning.

Accredited by the International Certification Accreditation Council

Accredited by the International Certification Accreditation Council

The credentialing program has been accredited by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC). Visit the ICAC website website for more information.

Apprenticeship Program Registered with the US Department of Labor

Apprenticeship Program Registered with the US Department of Labor

Shown on Summary pages in the Related Occupations tab for civilian occupations, this icon indicates that the occupation has an apprenticeship program registered with the U.S. Department of Labor.

This credential has been approved for promotion points.

Promotion Points Approved

The credential has been approved for Promotion Points for enlisted Soldiers.

Proponent Funded

Proponent Funded

Indicates the credential may have funding through the MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base.

Accredited by the American National Standards Institute

Accredited by the American National Standards Institute

This credentialing program has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Visit the ANSI website for more information.

Accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties

Accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC)

The credentialing program has been accredited by ABSNC. Visit the American Board of Nursing Specialties website for more information.

Green Occupation

CA Decide

This icon indicates that the credential is funded by Credentialing Assistance (CA) for the Army's Limited User Test (LUT).

Military-to-Civilian Analysis Complete

Military-to-Civilian Analysis Complete

The credential requirements have been compared to military training. When you see this icon on the Summary pages click it, or the credential name, to see the analysis page.

GI Bill Payment Approved

GI Bill® Payment Approved

Reimbursement for credential fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill®. Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website for more information. Note: GI Bill approval data is updated quarterly. For the latest information, visit the WEAMS Licenses/Certifications Search page. Make sure to select "Both" in the LAC Category Type drop-down before searching.

Accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies

Accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies

This credentialing program has been accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Visit the NCCA website for more information.

Accredited by the International Accrediation Service

Accredited by the International Accrediation Service

The credentialing program has been accredited by IAS. Visit the International Accrediation Service website for more information.

Bright Outlook

Bright Outlook

The occupation has been classified as "Bright Outlook" because it is expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will have large numbers of job openings, and/or is a new and emerging occupation.