If you're a veteran with G.I. Bill Benefits, and you're looking for a good job, or you want to change jobs, or if you want to move ahead in your present job, licensing or certification may hold the key for you!
What's the Licensing
and Certification Benefit?
Note: VA can pay only for the cost of the test and not other fees connected with obtaining a certification.
Benefit Really Be a Good Deal
(By certification, we mean the certification you get by taking a specific test for a field of employment, not a certificate you receive for completion of training. However, you can also use your other VA benefits for many school courses needed to obtain a license or certification.)
In jobs from mechanics, installers, repairers
to medical technicians to therapists to computer network engineers, Web
site developers, and many, many others, certification plays a key role.
And of course, certification is key to many fields in the welding
Can I Receive?
Note: Your total months of entitlement to VA education benefits will be reduced each time you use your benefits for licensing and certification. To determine the charge to your entitlement, the VA divides the cost of the test by your monthly benefit rate for full-time training. For example, if your test costs $400, and $800 is your full-time rate, you'd use one-half month of entitlement ($400/$800).
Am I Eligible?
To find out if you might be eligible under any of these programs, check the Internet site, www.gibill.va.gov.
Reminder: You generally have 10 years after your discharge from active duty to use your benefits.
How Do I Find
Out if My Test Has Been
How Do I
Apply For Benefits?
Or call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) and request the form.
Send the application form along with the other information above to the VA regional office that processes your claim. The addresses are on the forms.
Who Can I Contact if I Have Questions?