Time of Service Waivers

Sailors shall have, at a minimum, six months or more remaining on their enlistment or military service obligation at the time they receive the certification for which they receive funding. Waivers will be considered by the Navy Credentials Program Office under the following circumstances for Sailors who:

  1. Are being discharged or released from service due to a combat-related injury.
  2. Have less than six months remaining in service, but have already completed a minimum of 20 years Navy service. Member must be able to complete all certification requirements 60 calendar days prior to separation from Navy.
  3. Have less than six months remaining in service, but will complete 20 years Navy service (e.g. retiring at 20 years). Member must be able to complete all certification requirements 60 calendar days prior to separation from Navy.
  4. Are fully eligible and intend to reenlist or extend, but are awaiting execution of reenlistment or extension (i.e., pending service reenlistment bonus timeframes). Waiver package must include OPNAV 1500/57 Navy Credentialing Program Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request and a command endorsed and executed NAVPERS 1070/613 Administrative Remarks noting Sailor is fully reenlistment or extension eligible (not pending administrative separation, medical board, selection board, etc.) and Sailor's intention to extend or reenlist.

To determine if you are eligible for a waiver, please contact the Navy's CPO at navycool@navy.mil.