CS-Culinary Specialist

Rating Description


Culinary Specialist (CS) operate and manage Navy messes, afloat and ashore, established to subsist Naval personnel; estimate quantities and types of food items required; assist Supply Officers in ordering and stowage of subsistence items and procurement of equipment and mess gear; check delivery for quantity and assist medical personnel in inspection for quality; prepare menus; plan, prepare, and serve meals; maintain food service spaces and associated equipment in a clean and sanitary condition, including storerooms and refrigerated spaces; maintain records of financial transactions; and submit required reports. For more detailed information, see the Rating Information Card.

There are 14 credentials closely related to the tasks performed in this Rating that may be attainable as soon as Class "A" technical school has been completed. Sailors can take advantage of these credentialing opportunities shortly following their initial training. Select "< 1 Year" for the "Experience after 'A' School" filter in the "Related Credentials" section to view these credentials.

CS Roles

Voluntary Education

In addition to obtaining certifications in your field, voluntary education is another way to enhance job performance. Options for voluntary education include:

For help in making informed choices on schools, education programs, and using tuition assistance, see:


You can use the Engage My Career Tool on MilGears to enter personalized information to learn about degree programs related to your training and experience and next steps towards pursuing a degree.

Navy Learning Center Recommended Degrees for CS-Culinary Specialist

The following occupational-related degrees are recommended by the Navy Learning Center and are listed in the Navy Learning and Development Roadmap (LaDR) for CS.

You can use the Engage My Career Tool on MilGears to enter personalized information to learn about degree programs related to your training and experience and next steps towards pursuing a degree.


Recommended Associate Degrees

  • AA - Associate in Arts (Business/Business Information Systems)
  • AA - Associate in Arts (Liberal Arts)
  • AA - Business Administration
  • AA - Business and Economics
  • AA - Information Systems
  • AA - Liberal Arts
  • AAS - Applied Health Studies
  • AAS - Business Administration (Management)
  • AAS - Food and Beverage Management
  • AAS - Hotel Management
  • AS - Business Administration
  • AS - Business Studies
  • AS - Industrial Management Technology
  • AS - Interdisciplinary Studies (General Studies)
  • AS - Liberal Arts

Recommended Bachelor/Master Degrees

  • BA - Administrative Leadership
  • BA - Human Resources
  • BA - Interdisciplinary Studies
  • BA - Liberal Arts
  • BA - Liberal Studies
  • BA - Organizational Development
  • BA - Sociology
  • BAAS - Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
  • BBA - Business Administration (Banking)
  • BBA - Business Administration (Finance)
  • BBA - Business Administration (General Business)
  • BBA - Business Administration (Human Resource Management)
  • BBA - Business Administration (Management)
  • BBA - Business Administration (Marketing)
  • BBA - Business Administration (Retail Management)
  • BBA - Generalist
  • BGS - Bachelor of General Studies
  • BGS - Organizational Leadership
  • BS - Business - Accounting
  • BS - Business Administration
  • BS - Business Administration (General Management)
  • BS - Business Administration (Hospitality Management)
  • BS - Diplomacy and Military Studies
  • BS - Human Services
  • BS - Interdisciplinary Studies (Culinary Arts Management)
  • BS - Liberal Arts
  • BS - Organizational Leadership
  • BS - Psychology
  • BS - Religion
  • BS - Technical Management (General Technical)

Collateral Duty / Out of Rate Assignments

Navy collateral duties/out of rate assignments play a vital role in the day-to-day operations and duties that Officers and Enlisted Sailors perform. Certifications and licenses are also available in these collateral duties/out of rate assignments, so please go to the Collateral Duty/Out of Rate Assignments search feature (under the Navigator) and explore more opportunities to get certified.

Opportunities Related to Academic Degrees

Out of rate or designator requests for exam funding for credentials related to an earned academic degree or a semester course may also be funded if it can be directly related to an industry certification or state license.

For example, if you have a degree in Human Resources but are serving as a Culinary Specialist, you can get funding for a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.

If the completed degree is not in the Sailor's Joint Service Transcript (JST), the Sailor must provide proof of completion with the Voucher Request Form, OPNAV 1500/57 for funding approval. The requested credential must be included on the Navy COOL website, and the Sailor must meet all other eligibility requirements.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities for Prior Rate or Designator Sailors

If you have cross-rated or redesignated, you now are eligible for certifications and licenses mapped to your prior rating or designator. The “Navy Bucks” icon on the Navy COOL page for your previous position/rate indicates which certifications and licenses may be funded.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities Related to Off-Duty or Command-Sponsored Training

If you can document that you have completed an on- or off-duty training course that fully prepares you for a civilian certification or license, you may now be eligible to have the credential exam funded.

For example, if you took a Command-sponsored Emergency Medical Technician course, you may be eligible for funding for an EMT Basic credential.

The requested credential must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks icon to be funded.

College course completion must be annotated in your Joint Service Transcript. Formal off-duty or command-sponsored training should be visible in your Electronic Training Jacket (ETJ). In lieu of an ETJ entry (where training cannot be entered into the ETJ) you will need to submit some form of, proof of completion (a certificate of completion from the course/training is sufficient). If neither of the previously mentioned methods of validating proof of completion are available, then a command correspondence (such as a command letter, memo, or PG-13 form) describing the training along with the OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities for Navy Reservists

If you are a Navy Reservist, officer or enlisted, you may now be eligible for funding for credentials related to your civilian occupation. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks icon to be funded.

To validate your civilian occupation, you will need a screen shot from Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) showing the Civilian Occupational Code. Please send the NSIPS screenshot with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

In lieu of NSIPS documentation you may also submit a command endorsed and executed NAVPERS 1070/613 (PG-13) Administrative Remarks form noting your civilian occupation along with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form). You must sign the PG-13.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Prior Other-Service Occupation

If you are Navy (Active or Reserve), you may now be eligible for funding for credentials related to prior other-Service (Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard) occupation. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks Navy Bucks icon icon to be funded.

To validate your prior other-Service occupation, you will need to provide Navy COOL with a document (e.g. DD-214; or Military Service School completion certificate; or other document) showing your other-Service occupation. Please send the document (scanned & emailed) with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Credentials Earned & Maintained Prior to Joining the Navy

If you are Navy (Active or Reserve), you may now be eligible for funding for credentials that were earned, and maintained, prior to entering the Navy. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks Navy Bucks icon icon to be funded.

To validate your earned & maintained credential, you will need to provide Navy COOL with a scanned or emailed document (e.g. credential certificate document, screenshot from your credential dashboard, digital badge, etc…) showing the credential earned and maintained. Please send the document (scanned & emailed) with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

E4





Reference documents for the substitute Active Duty E4 exam are available on the Archived Navy Advancement Bibliographies page.

E5





Reference documents for the substitute Active Duty E5 exam are available on the Archived Navy Advancement Bibliographies page.

E6





Reference documents for the substitute Active Duty E6 exam are available on the Archived Navy Advancement Bibliographies page.

E7





Reference documents for the substitute Active Duty E7 exam are available on the Archived Navy Advancement Bibliographies page.

Advancement Next Generation Study Planner (NGSP) - beta

The Advancement Next Generation Study Planner (NGSP), currently in beta, is a Sailor-developed tool.

It can assist you with:
  • Organizing your Advancement Bibliography
  • Setting and achieving bibliography study goals
Functionality Notes:
  • Requires Microsoft Excel or equivalent spreadsheet application
  • When loading the spreadsheet, you will have to accept the prompts to allow the macro/scripts to run
  • Make sure you save changes as you update the spreadsheet
  • You can print your saved spreadsheet, or print to PDF

This tool is provided via the Navy’s Advancement Center. Questions, comments, or recommended changes can be sent to:

Exam Development and Bibliographies
COM: (850) 473-6110
DSN: 753-6110
SFLY_EXAM_QUESTION@navy.mil

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A BIBLIOGRAPHY is provided by the Navy Advancement Center (NAC) to document the REFERENCES used by a subject matter expert (a Navy Chief in the rating) as the basis for writing the items on the Active Duty and Reserve Navy Advancement Exams. If a reference has been updated since the exam was created and differs from the reference listed here, the information in the updated reference will be used as the basis for scoring the exam.

General Exam FAQs     Bibliography FAQs

INQUIRIES CONCERNING

Exam Development and Bibliographies
COM: (850) 473-6110
DSN: 753-6110
SFLY_EXAM_QUESTION@navy.mil

General Advancement Information
COM: (850) 473-6148
DSN: 753-6148
SFLY_NAVY_ADVANCEMEN@navy.mil

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM), Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM-CFPP) certification is for candidates who have education and experience to competently perform the responsibilities of a dietary manager. CDM-CFPPs work together with registered dietitians to provide quality nutritional care for clients in a variety of non-commercial settings and perform a myriad of tasks such as managing foodservice operations, ensuring food safety, implementing menus, foodservice purchasing, food preparation, applying nutrition principles, documenting nutrition information, and managing work teams. Candidates must meet training, education or a combination of education and experience requirements. Candidates must pass a nationally-recognized credentialing exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP), Food Safety Manager Certification (FSMC) is designed to evaluate the knowledge and skills of entry-level food managers. Targeted at restaurant and commercial food service managers, wait staff, chefs, bartenders and cooks, this certification is an essential part of promoting food safety culture. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 2 years

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), Certified Professional - Food Safety (CP-FS) credential is for professionals whose primary responsibility is the protection and safety of food. The CP-FS, who is employed in any retail food environment, can be a quality control or assurance manager, facility manager, food-safe chemical supplier, or regulatory inspector/investigator.  Candidates must demonstrate the ability to conduct facility plan reviews, assess hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) plans or other risk-based food safety programs, examine and practice sanitation standard operating procedures for safety and efficacy, and know about causes and prevention of foodborne illnesses. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Culinary Federation (ACF), Chef de Cuisine (CCC) certification validates a chef's working knowledge of culinary nutrition, food safety and sanitation, and supervisory management. The CCC certification shows employers that a Certified Chef de Cuisine has reached a benchmark of skills and culinary experience with high standards for food preparation. Candidates must meet academic and work experience requirements. Candidates must pass a written and practical exam.
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Renewal Period: 1 year

The American Culinary Federation (ACF), Certified Culinarian (CC) credential validates the culinary competency of professionals working in the food service industry. Certified Culinarians must demonstrate working knowledge of nutrition, food safety and sanitation, and supervisory management. Candidates must meet a combination of experience and education requirements. Candidates must pass a written and practical exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Culinary Federation (AFC), Certified Culinary Educator (CCE) credential is for an advanced-degree culinary professional who is working as an educator in an accredited postsecondary institution or military training facility. A CCE is responsible for the development, implementation, administration, evaluation and maintenance of a culinary arts or foodservice management curriculum. Candidates must meet a combination of education and experience requirements. Candidates must pass a written and practical exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Culinary Federation (ACF), Certified Executive Chef (CEC) certification is aimed at chefs who display leadership and excels in managing and motivating employees. A CEC is a skilled, professional chef who manages the kitchen and has demonstrated the knowledge necessary to ensure a safe and pleasurable dining experience by preparing food that is delicious, nutritious and safe to eat. In addition to culinary responsibilities, other duties include budget preparation, payroll, and maintenance, controlling food costs and maintaining financial and inventory records. Candidates must meet academic and experience requirements. Candidates must pass written and practical exams.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Culinary Federation (ACF), Certified Executive Pastry Chef (CEPC) certification is aimed at a pastry chef who is a department head, usually responsible to the executive chef of a food operation or to the management of a pastry specialty firm. A CEPC has supervisory responsibility as well as administrative duties. Candidates must meet education and work experience requirements. Candidates must pass a written and practical exam.
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Renewal Period: 1 year

The American Culinary Federation (ACF), Certified Pastry Culinarian (CPC) certification is for entry level culinarians within a pastry foodservice operation who are responsible for the preparation and production of pies, cookies, cakes, breads, rolls, desserts or other baked goods. CPCs demonstrate skills and culinary experience with high standards for food preparation and working knowledge of culinary nutrition, food safety and sanitation, and supervisory management. To obtain the CPC certification, candidates must meet the education requirement, work experience requirement, and mandatory course requirement. Candidates must also pass both a written exam and a practical exam.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Culinary Foundation (ACF), Certified Sous Chef (CSC) is recommended for chefs who are second in command to the head chef in a kitchen, overseeing the kitchen in the chef's absence and meeting high standards of food hygiene and professionalism. CSCs demonstrate knowledge of culinary nutrition, supervisory management and food safety and sanitation. Candidates must meet a combination of education and experience requirements. Candidates must pass a written and practical exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Culinary Federation (ACF), Certified Working Pastry Chef (CWPC) credential validates the skills and culinary competancy of the experienced pastry chef working in the food service industry. CWPCs demonstrate knowledge of culinary nutrition, food safety and sanitation, and supervisory management standards. Applicants must meet a combination of education and experience requirements. Applicants must pass a written and practical examination.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Society for Quality (ASQ), Food Safety and Quality Auditor Certification (CFSQA) is for food safety professionals. CFSQAs examine, question, evaluate and report on a food system's adequacy and deficiencies using a variety of methodologies and tools. CFSQAs assess system elements and report on how successfully it meets the criteria for management and control of process safety. Candidates must meet education requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM), Certified Manager (CM) is a general management certification that validates a professional's ability to manage and lead with a level of competency. While it is appropriate for supervisors, managers, and leaders at all levels, in any industry, it is not necessary to hold a management title to earn the certification and can be used by employers to make advancement decisions. Candidates must meet a combination of education and experience requirements. Candidates must pass the following three certification exams: Management Essentials, Planning and Organizing, and Leading and Controlling.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Project Management Institute (PMI), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is an entry-level certification for project practitioners and project team members who wish to demonstrate the knowledge of project management. Designed for those with less project experience, the CAPM demonstrates an understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management such as initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, closing, and professional and social responsibility. Candidates must meet educational requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Culinary Federation (ACF), Certified Culinary Administrator (CCA) is an advanced credential for executive-level chefs responsible for the administrative functions of running professional food service operations. Candidates for the CCA demonstrate proficiency in culinary knowledge, human resources, operational management, and business planning. CCA candidates must meet educational, experiential, and training requirements. Candidates for the CCA are required to have a prerequisite ACF certification; eligible prerequisites are the Certified Chef de Cuisine (CCC), the Certified Executive Chef (CEC), or the Certified Executive Pastry Chef (CEPC). CCA candidates are required to submit a written narrative and pass exams.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Culinary Federation (ACF), Personal Certified Chef (PCC) certification is aimed at the chef who is engaged in the preparation, cooking and serving of foods on a "cook-for-hire" basis. PCCs demonstrate knowledge of menu planning, marketing, financial management and operational decision-making. Candidates must meet a combination of education and experience requirements. Candidates must pass a written and a practical exam.  
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Culinary Federation (ACF), Personal Certified Executive Chef (PCEC) certification is for an advanced chef who is engaged in the preparation and management of foods on a "cook-for-hire" basis. PCECs have knowledge of menu planning, marketing, financial management and operational decision making. Candidates must meet education and experience requirements. Candidates must pass a written and practical exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager (CFSHM) measures the level of food safety comprehension of workers in the retail and manufacturing industry who must follow HACCP plans. This certification is intended for workers in facilities such as food manufacturing, processing plants, food packing, and warehouses storing food for human consumption. A Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager should be able to perform the following functions: Conducting preliminary activities, conducing hazard analyses, establishing detailed control measures, conducting verification activities, conducting operational implementation activities, and conducting continuous improvement activities. There are no education or experience requirements to sit for the exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), while not formally a license or certification in and of itself, is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act for workers who need access to secure areas of the nation's maritime facilities and vessels. TSA conducts a security threat assessment (background check) to determine a person's eligibility and issues the credential. U.S. citizens and immigrants in certain immigration categories may apply for the credential.
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Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 2013 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. Key technologies include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, SharePoint and OneNote. Candidates must pass one certification exam. There are no experience requirements for this certification but Microsoft Learning recommends that a candidate have hands-on experience with the product prior to testing.
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Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Excel 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Excel. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Excel 2016 certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects in the exam.
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Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Excel 2016 Expert credential is targeted towards individuals who wish to demonstrate advanced skills in key Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Excel 2016 Expert certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience or pre-requisite requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of the program functionality in order to demonstrate proficiency with the advanced features of Excel 2016.
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Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Access 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Access 2016 certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects in the exam.
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Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Outlook 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Outlook 2016 certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects in the exam.
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Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects in the exam.
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Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Word 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Word 2016 certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects in the exam.
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Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Word 2016 Expert credential is targeted towards individuals who wish to demonstrate advanced skills in key Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Word 2016 Expert certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience or pre-requisite requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of the program functionality in order to demonstrate proficiency with the advanced features of Word 2016 for document and content management and for advanced formatting.
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In Demand

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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Navy Bucks

Credential voucher or reimbursement for credential exam, re-certification, or maintenance fee has been approved for payment through the Navy's Credential Program Office. To get a voucher request form, click Menu at the top of any page, then click "2 Complete Voucher and Apply" under Credentialing Steps.

GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

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

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
Bright Outlook – new job opportunities are very likely in the future for this job

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