Welcome to the new DON Civilian COOL!

Department of Navy (DON) Civilian Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL)

The Department of Navy is committed to the professional development of its military and civilian personnel. DON Civilian COOL is the next step in the evolution of DON COOL, which focuses on civilian credentialing opportunities for military Service members in the Navy and Marine Corps. It is being developed so that civilian personnel can also identify certifications and licenses that provide professional growth opportunities in their career areas.

DON civilians can find both general information on credentialing as well as specific information on credentials related to their individual federal occupational series. After searching on a federal occupational series by either code or title, users will get a list of credentials related to most or some of their job duties. Clicking on a credential title in the list, provides detailed information about that credential, including a description of the credential, its eligibility requirements, exam topics, and recertification requirements.

DON Civilian COOL is being developed in phases by the U.S. Navy Credentials Program Office, Center for Information Warfare Training. The first phase of development was done in partnership with the U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC). For the initial launch, the site included the 35 federal occupational series in the USFFC, and it has grown from there. Additional federal occupational series and credential opportunities are being added on a monthly basis, so check back often.