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COOL uses icons to convey information in a concise way. Refer to the items below for more details on the icons and their meanings.

In-Demand Credential

In-Demand Credential

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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Marine Corps Credentials Program Office Payment Approved

Credential voucher for credential exam, re-certification, or maintenance fee has been approved for payment through the Marine Corps's Credentials Program Office.

Related as Most

Related as Most/Most Duties Match

Related As: Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for them. To ensure a complete understanding of the credential requirements, click on the credential name in the table and review the page that follows.

Duties Matched: Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)

Related as Some

Related as Some/Some Duties Match

Related as: Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for them. To ensure a complete understanding of credential requirements, click on the credential name in the table and review the page that follows.

Duties Matched: Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)

Related as Other

Related as Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience.

High preparation level

High Attainability

Credential is highly attainable: minimum education requirement is HS or less and/or minimum experience is 2 years or less; no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

Medium preparation level

Medium Attainability

Credential has moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement is an Associate's degree (and prerequisites if any), and/or minimum experience of between 2 and 10 years..

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

Low preparation level

Low Attainability

Credential may be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

GI Bill Payment Approved

GI Bill® Payment Approved

Reimbursement for credential fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill®. Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website for more information. Note: GI Bill approval data is updated quarterly. For the latest information, visit the WEAMS Licenses/Certifications Search page. Make sure to select "Both" in the LAC Category Type drop-down before searching.

Credential is accredited

Accreditation

This icon indicates that the credential has been accredited by at least one organization. Hover over the icon in the credential table to see which ones it has. On Snapshot pages, individual accreditation icons display next to the credential name. The table legend for tables where this icon appears contains a full description of the icons and each standards organization.

Most duties matched.

Duties Matched: Most

Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater).

Some duties matched

Duties matched: Some

Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%).

Bright Outlook

Bright Outlook

The occupation has been classified as "Bright Outlook" because it is expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will have large numbers of job openings, and/or is a new and emerging occupation.

Apprenticeship Program Registered with the US Department of Labor

Apprenticeship Program Registered with the US Department of Labor

Shown on Summary pages in the Related Occupations tab for civilian occupations, this icon indicates that the occupation has an apprenticeship program registered with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Salary

Local Salary Information

Click the links in this column to go to the My Next Move for Veterans web site to view salary and employment information for the job.

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Updated: September 25, 2019