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How does COOL Work?

AF COOL contains a variety of information about credentialing and licensing. AF COOL can be used to:

  • Get background information about civilian licensure and certification in general and specific information on individual credentials including eligibility requirements and resources to prepare for an exam.
  • Identify licenses and certifications relevant to Air Force Specialties
  • Learn how to fill gaps between Air Force training and experience and civilian credentialing requirements.
  • Learn about resources available to Airmen members that can help them gain civilian job credentials.

Credentialing requirements information on AF COOL includes information specific to enlisted AFSCs. Individuals seeking credentialing information for civilian occupations can use the following U.S. Department of Labor Web site:

  • America’s CareerOneStop – Workforce Credentials Information Center

Searching for Credentials

This section allows airmen to look at all credentials for all enlisted AFSCs. While airmen can only receive tuition assistance on approved credentials, airmen can view other occupations they may have an interest in for future planning. Search results will include the certifications and licenses related to those AFSCS and other information such as related civilian occupations. Airmen can also search by civilian career area, credential name, and credentialing agency name.

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