Military Project Management
Training and Certifications

Proud Verified Partner of the Air Force COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) and Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) programs.

How Military Credentialing works

The Air Force COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) and Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) Programs serve as invaluable resources for service members looking to bolster their career prospects through the acquisition of industry-recognized certifications and credentials. Moreover, these programs have been thoughtfully designed to provide unwavering support to military personnel as they strive to achieve their educational and professional aspirations. This support can prove especially advantageous for individuals who are keen on pursuing Project Management certification, a goal that can be realized through the comprehensive courses offered by Peak Business Management. In essence, the synergy between military credentialing programs and specialized training opportunities at Peak Business Management paves a clear path toward professional advancement.

Meet our Military & Veteran Advisor: Frank Tank

Frank Tank serves as the Military & Veteran Advisor for Peak. Frank is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) ®. Frank is a 30-year US Army Veteran; serving as an Enlisted Soldier and as an Officer in the Intelligence field. One interesting fact is that Frank earned his PMP through a Boot Camp led by Peak instructors!

Air Force COOL

The Air Force Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) program is a comprehensive initiative that helps service members gain civilian credentials in their respective career fields. This program assists service members in funding and preparing for industry certifications, including Project Management Professional PMP and PMI-ACP certifications.

Army CA Credentialing Assistance

 The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) Program offers financial support for courses and exams that lead to civilian credentials widely recognized within your chosen occupational field. Furthermore, this program will empower you to augment your skills, whether in your current Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) or in a profession you plan to pursue post-military service. 

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Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) and MyCAA Scholarship

The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship is a workforce development program that assists military spouses in pursuit or maintenance of a license, certification or associate degree necessary to gain employment in an occupation or career field.

Contact a SECO career coach by calling Military OneSource
at 800-342-9647.

Translate Your Military Experience for a Civilian Career

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Take Charge of Your Career Future

A PMI certification demonstrates to employers that you have the practical project management knowledge, tools, and expertise to meet increasingly complex project demands. That, combined with an impressive military status will put you ahead of the game in regards to career advancement. PMI certifications are designed for all experience levels. What is the next step to enhance and accelerate your project management career? If certification is one of your goals, be sure to ace your exam with one of our exam prep courses! We provide military exam preparation for PMP and PMI-ACP certificates.

33% Higher Salaries

Translate Military Experience

25 Million PMs Needed

PMP certified project professionals report 33% higher median salaries compared to their non-certified counterparts, according to Earning Power, Salary Survey (2023).

Apply your military earned project experience to a civilian career. Learn how to describe your work using project management vocabulary.

By 2030, employers will need 25 million more individuals working in project management-related roles.

Military PMI Certification Exam Prep Courses

PMP® Exam Prep
Instructor-led Live Virtual Training

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(PMI-ACP)® Exam Prep Instructor-led or Self-Paced

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Apply for Air Force COOL or Army Credentialing Assistance

1. Check Eligibility

The Air Force COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) program eligibility requirements may include:

  • Active Duty or Reserve Status: Applicants must be currently serving in the United States Air Force on active duty or in a reserve component.
  • Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) or AFSC: Eligibility may depend on your specific MOS or AFSC. Some credentials are tied to certain career fields, so you must be in an eligible AFSC to pursue those credentials.
  • Rank and Time in Service: Some credentials may have rank and time in service requirements. For example, you may need to have a certain rank or be in a specific pay grade to be eligible for certain credentials.
  • Security Clearance: Certain credentials may require a specific level of security clearance, so eligibility may depend on your clearance status.
  • Citizenship and Residency: Some credentials may have citizenship or residency requirements. You may need to be a U.S. citizen or meet certain residency criteria to be eligible.
  • Training and Experience: Eligibility may also depend on your completion of required training and experience in your MOS or AFSC. You may need to have a certain level of experience or training in the field related to the credential.
  • Funding Availability: Availability of funding for credentialing may vary, and you may need to meet specific criteria to receive financial support for pursuing a credential.
  • Commander’s Approval: In some cases, you may need approval from your commanding officer or supervisor to pursue a particular credential.
  • Program-Specific Requirements: Each credential may have its own specific eligibility criteria, so it’s essential to review the requirements for the specific credential you are interested in pursuing.

The Army Credentialing Assistance program (CA) is designed to help soldiers advance their civilian careers by providing financial assistance for credentialing and licensing. To be eligible for CA, soldiers must meet certain requirements, including:

  • Active Duty, National Guard, and Army Reserve soldiers are eligible to apply.
  • Soldiers must have a minimum of six months of service remaining in their current enlistment contract at the time of application.
  • Soldiers must be in good standing with their units and meet the Army’s standards for physical fitness and medical readiness.
  • CA can be used for credentials that are on the Army’s Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) list.
  • Soldiers must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Soldiers must have a qualifying score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).
  • Eligible credentials must be directly related to the soldier’s military occupational specialty (MOS) or planned civilian career.
  • Soldiers must develop an individual education and training plan (IETP) that outlines their career goals and how the chosen credential will help achieve them.
  • Soldiers must complete CA training and education counseling with an Army education counselor.
  • CA requests must be submitted and approved through GoArmyEd, the Army’s online education portal.

2. Apply

Fill out the information below and a member of our team will reach out with next steps. 

Have any questions before you apply? Contact us.

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Military Discounts

Thank you for your service. All active duty, veterans, retirees, and military spouses are eligible for discounts on all of our classes. Please reach out to us using the contact form on this page. We will provide you a discount code or customized invoice with the discount applied.

If you are active duty and not eligible for the programs listed above, we can accept a Government Purchase Card (GPC) as a form of payment.

If you require an invoice please let us know by emailing us at support@peakbusiness.org. We will create one for you.

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The Peak Trainer Team

The Peak team members
Personalized support along every step of your PMP® journey!

The Peak training team provides tailored service and support to assist you with your PMP application, an additional exam simulator with 1,000+ questions, and an exam readiness assessment. With this level of support our students regularly score Above Target on their exams! The Peak trainer team measures our own success by the success of our students.

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