Step 2: Complete Voucher and Apply
To be ready to complete your voucher and apply to receive funding, you must:
- Check your voucher eligibility
- Request a voucher
- Get the voucher
Check Your Voucher Eligibility
In the first step of the process, you will have determined whether you meet the credential agency eligibility requirements. Now you need to make sure you meet the Marine Corps’s voucher eligibility requirements. The eligibility requirements for a credential are detailed in two places on COOL: (1) read about the Marine Corps’s Voucher Eligibility Requirements (go to linked page, open "Checking your Eligibility"), and (2) in the Main Menu at the top of any page, click on Step 2 “Complete Voucher and Apply” to complete the Voucher Eligibility Tool.
Request a Voucher
Once you have completed the Voucher Eligibility Tool and determined that you are eligible for a credential, you can apply for a voucher from the Marine Corps’s Credential Program Office. It is important to note that you must receive approval for a voucher from the Marine Corps' Credentials Program Office BEFORE registering for, scheduling or taking an exam, or taking any other action that requires payment.
To find out more about the timing of requesting a voucher, check out What is the timeline for receiving funding for credentials? (go to linked page, open "Timeline for Receiving Credential Funding").
To apply for a voucher, in the Main Menu at the top of any page, click on Step 2 “Complete Voucher and Apply”.
Get the Voucher
Once you have applied for a voucher through Marine Corps’s Credential Program Office, you will receive an e-mail that they have received your request and will process it to determine that your qualifications and eligibility meet requirements and that the request is complete and correct. An email will then be forwarded to you and your approving official to let you know if the request has been approved or denied.
Go to Step 3: Getting a Credential