IC-Interior Communications Electrician

Rating Description


Interior Communications Electricians (IC) operate, coordinate, and perform organizational and intermediate maintenance on alarm, warning, and indicating systems, interior communication systems, ship's speed and steering control systems, power generation and distribution systems, data conversion and distribution systems, aviation monitoring and landing aids, information and training systems, gyroscopic navigation systems, and environmental systems; interpret and analyze ship's blueprints and system interface diagrams; inspect, test, analyze, and make detailed casualty analysis; and direct repair of electrical, electronic, fiber optic, hydraulic, mechanical, and synchro and servo systems. For more detailed information, see the Rating Information Card.

There are 12 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.

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 and education programs when using tuition assistance, see:

Navy Learning Center Recommended Degrees for IC-Interior Communications Electrician

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

Recommended Associate Degrees

  • Technical Studies (Electronic / Instrumentation Technologies)

Recommended Bachelor/Master Degrees

  • Electronics Engineering Technology (Electronics Engineering Technology)

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 it 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.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-3 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-4 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-5 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-6 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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Click here to go to Associate Electronics Technician (CETa) COOL training gap analysis page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I), Associate Electronics Technician (CETa) certification is an entry-level credential for electronics technicians who have less than two years of experience or who have trade school training in the field of electronics. Applicants for the CETa must meet the experience or training requirement and pass the exam.

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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I), Fiber Optic Installers (FOI) certification is an intermediate-level credential for fiber optic technicians. The FOI exam focuses on a general understanding of optical fiber installation, connectorization, splicing, and testing; candidates for the FOI certification are expected to be familiar with optical fibers, connectors, and splice performance characteristics. Candidates must be proficient in the installation of connectors on various types of fiber optic cables using epoxies; additionally, FOI technicians perform mechanical and fusion splicing. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: Not Renewable

The BICSI Installer 1 (INST1) certification is an entry level credential that demonstrates an ability to understand and apply a comprehensive collection of installation-specific information including pathways, spaces, grounding and firestopping, terminations of copper connectors, and knowledge of codes, standards and best practices.  There are no prior industry installation experience requirements for individuals preparing to sit for the Installer 1 exam, however, candidates must be able to distinguish between different colors, possess manual dexterity to complete fine motor tasks, and be able to lift and carry items up to fifty pounds. To earn a BICSI Installer 1 certification, candidates must successfully pass both a hands-on and a written exam.  Once earned, the credential is valid for three full years.  

Click here to go to Telecommunications Electronics Technician (TCM) COOL training gap analysis page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I), Telecommunications Electronics Technician (TCM) is an intermediate-level technician credential for professionals who work in the telecommunications field. TCM candidates must have knowledge of wired and wireless communications basic concepts, which are then applicable to various types of voice, data and video systems. Telecommunications Electronics Technicians must be knowledgeable and have abilities in the following technical areas: Cables and Cabling, Analog Telephony, Equipment, Telecom Safety and Mathematics, Transmission Service Providers and Protocols, Distribution Methods, Computer, Digital Telephony, Interfacing, Internet, Network Infrastructures and Topologies, Office Wiring, Wireless Telephony, Test Equipment, Optical Wiring, and Troubleshooting. Candidates that hold a Standalone TCM and later complete the Associate CET (CETa), are eligible to upgrade to a Journeyman CET.

Click here to go to Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I), Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) certification is an intermediate-level fiber optics professional credential. Candidates for the FOT certification are expected to have knowledge of fiber optics concepts pertaining to designing, configuring, installing, and maintaining fiber optics systems. FOTs test and troubleshoot Local Area Networks (LANs) with various faults. The FOT certification is designed for technicians, system analysts, design engineers, managers, telecommunications professionals, fusion splicers, mechanical splicers, end users, and others whose professions require fiber optics knowledge and skills. The prerequisite for the FOT certification is the ETA-I Fiber Optics Installer (FOI), or equivalent work experience. Candidates must pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Senior Certified Electronics Technician (CETsr) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I), Senior Certified Electronics Technician (CETsr) certification is intended for, but not limited to, the professional electronics service technicians, technician managers, consultants, and electronics educators who have been active in the industry for six or more years. The CETsr candidates must pass an entire certification exam which includes the Associate level exam, plus one of the specialized Journeyman options. The CETsr exam focuses on advanced practice and theory applicable to the electronics specialty selected.

Click here to go to Wireless Communications Electronics Technician (WCM) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I), Wireless Communications Electronics Technician (WCM) certification is an intermediate journeyman-level credential for wireless technicians. The WCM certification is targeted toward workers performing installation, maintenance and repair of mobile and fixed radio communications systems. Candidates seeking the ETA-I WCM credential are required to have a basic education in fundamental electronics. Candidates must pass the Associate (CETa) exam before qualifying to sit for the Journeyman level certification exam. To be eligible for a rollover to an ETA-I Wireless Communications (WCM) certification, candidates must hold a valid FCC GROL and either an ETA-I Associate CET (CETa), General Communications Technician - Level 1 (GCT1) or Journeyman CET certification.

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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I), Data Cabling Installer (DCI) certification is a Journeyman-level credential recommended for individuals a basic level of installer experience and training. DCIs are expected to understand the basic installation and service concepts of copper cabling, which are applicable to all the procedures required to safely and competently install communications cabling. Candidates must pass an exam.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), National Certification Program for Construction Code Inspectors (NCPCCI) Electrical General (2B) certification is for individuals who display competence and professionalism in construction code knowledge such as major occupancy/use/installation problems in one- to four-story structures and basic high-rise-specific problems. To earn the 2B certification, candidates must pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) tests, calibrates, maintains and repairs electrical, mechanical, electromechanical, analytical and electronic measuring, recording and indicating instruments and equipment for conformance to established standards. Candidate must have five years of on-the-job experience in one or more of the areas of the Certified Calibration Technician Body of Knowledge (If the candidate has completed a degree from a college, university, or technical school with accreditation accepted by ASQ, part of the five-year experience requirement will be waived). Candidate must pass a written examination.

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Renewal Period: 4 years

Electronic Technicians Association, International (ETA-I), Certified Alarm Security Technicians (CAST) must be able to identify and describe the operations of alarms and have basic understanding of technology and its configuration, fiber optics telecommunications, software, and computers and locks. The CAST should be able to explain, understand, and use block diagrams and schematics, digital concepts, software, hand tools soldering, data communications, and cameras and intercoms. The certification may be considered a journeyman level or stand alone credential. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The BICSI Installer 2, Copper (INSTC) certification is an intermediate level credential that demonstrates the ability to understand and apply a comprehensive collection of installation-specific information including interpretation of drawing, plans and specifications, testing and troubleshooting copper installations, media selection, and knowledge of applicable codes, standards and best practices. While there are no pre-requisite certifications to earn this credential, candidates must have one year of verifiable Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry installation experience within the last five years. In addition, participants sitting for the Installer 2, Copper exam must be able to distinguish between different colors, possess manual dexterity to complete fine motor tasks, and stand for extended periods of time.  To become a BICSI Installer 2, Copper, candidates must successfully pass both a hands-on and a written exam. Once earned, the credential is valid for three full years and may be renewed.



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Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Electrical Power Testing - Level I credential is an entry-level certification for electrical technicians who test equipment used in the production, transmission, and distribution of electrical power. The certification validates a technician’s knowledge required to inspect, test and maintain electrical power equipment. Electrical Power Testing - Level I technicians work under the supervision of a higher-level technician and performs duties such as isolating and ground power equipment safely; connecting test equipment; and conducting and documenting standard tests of basic single-function equipment. Candidates are required to have minimum of one year of practical experience supporting testing and maintenance of electrical power equipment, including basic electrical safety procedures and must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Electrical Power Testing - Level II credential is a mid-level certification for electrical technicians who test equipment used in the production, transmission, and distribution of electrical power. The certification validates knowledge required to inspect, test and maintain electrical power equipment. The Electrical Power Testing - Level II technicians work under general supervision and perform duties including, isolate and ground power equipment safely; connect test equipment; and conduct and document standard tests of basic (single-function) equipment. To earn this certification candidates are required to have minimum of two years of practical experience in the inspection, testing, and maintenance of electrical power equipment and pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Electrical Power Testing - Level III certification is an intermediate-level credential designed for technicians who test equipment used in the production, transmission, and distribution of electrical power. The certification validates knowledge required to inspect, test and maintain electrical power equipment. Electrical Power Testing - Level III technicians manage switching procedures; conduct tests of complex (multi-function) equipment; analyze test and equipment data; and plan a job and lead a team. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of practical experience in the testing of electrical power equipment, including a full range of equipment in low, medium, and high voltage systems and one year of supervision and project management of two or three-person test crews. Candidates must pass a written examination.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Electrical Power Testing - Level IV certification is an advanced-level credential for technicians who test equipment used in the production, transmission, and distribution of electrical power. The certification validates knowledge required to inspect, test and maintain electrical power equipment. Electrical Power Testing - Level IV technicians conduct tests of complex metering and relay systems; evaluate tests, test equipment, test results, and power system performance; recommend actions to maintain or improve system performance; and lead multi-team projects. Candidates must have a minimum of ten years of practical experience in the testing of complex electrical power equipment and systems, technical evaluation of tests and test data, and recommendations of additional diagnostic testing and corrective actions. The candidate's experience must include at least two years of supervision and project management of multi-crew projects. Candidates must pass a written examination, provide details of the successful completion of a major electrical power testing project, and submit a personal recommendation.

Click here to go to General Communications Technician - Level 1 (GCT1) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I), General Communications Technician Level 1 (GCT1) certification is an entry-level credential intended for radio communications technicians or engineers. The GCT1 certification is modeled after wide-ranging industry communication systems encompassing more specific detailed items along with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) guidelines covering all disciplines in the COMT program. The purpose of the GCT1 is to provide basic certification testing that covers all areas a new radio communications technician or engineer will encounter in the public safety communications, business radio, or commercial radio field. ETA-I does not have minimum training, education, or experience requirements to take the certification exam.

Click here to go to Basic Electricity and Electronics - Alternating Current (BEE-AC) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Basic Electricity and Electronics - Alternating Current (BEE-AC) certification is an entry-level credential designed for technicians in the electricity and electronics field. The exam tests applicant's hands-on troubleshooting skills utilizing a multi-meter, function generator, and oscilloscope along with an electronic trainer and test cards. The certification validates applicant's knowledge of various AC theories, equipment, math, cabling, and other related subjects. Applicants have different options to meet the eligibility requirements, active duty or veteran military personnel whose rating or assignment is/was in the related field meet the eligibility requirement for BEE-AC certification.

Click here to go to Basic Electricity and Electronics - Direct Current (BEE-DC) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Basic Electricity and Electronics - Direct Current (BEE-DC) certification is an entry-level credential designed for technicians in the electricity and electronics field. The exam tests applicant's hands-on troubleshooting skills and validates applicant's knowledge of basic electrical theory, magnetism, electrical safety, electronic equipment and components laws, circuits and other related subjects. Applicants have different options to meet the eligibility requirements, active duty or veteran military personnel whose rating or assignment is/was in the related field meet the eligibility requirement for BEE-DC certification.

Click here to go to Basic Electricity and Electronics - Analog (BEE-A) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Basic Electricity and Electronics - Analog (BEE-A) certification is an entry-level credential designed for technicians in the electricity and electronics field. The exam tests applicant's hands-on troubleshooting skills and validates applicant's knowledge of various analog components, electronics, power, and other related subjects. Applicants have different options to meet the eligibility requirements, active duty or veteran military personnel whose rating or assignment is/was in the related field meet the eligibility requirement for BEE-A certification.

Click here to go to Basic Electricity and Electronics - Digital (BEE-D) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Basic Electricity and Electronics - Digital (BEE-D) certification is an entry-level credential designed for technicians in the electricity and electronics field. The exam tests applicant's hands-on troubleshooting skills and validates applicant's knowledge of various digital electricity and electronics theories, safety precautions, conversions, diagrams, and other related subjects. Applicants have different options to meet the eligibility requirements, active duty or veteran military personnel whose rating or assignment is/was in the related field meet the eligibility requirement for BEE-D certification.

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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I), Termination and Testing Technician (TTT) certification is recommended for mid-career level technicians. TTTs terminate, connect, test, and troubleshoot IP-enabled voice/data/video cable and devices to each other using connectors, tools and techniques specific to fiber optic, copper pairs, and coaxial cabling. Candidates must take and pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 4 years

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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Associate AC (EM2) is an entry-level credential designed for technicians in the electricity and electronics field. Candidates must pass a written examination testing their knowledge of AC, safety, cabling, and other procedures. The EM2 credential is one in a group of five credential modules; once a technician attains all five credentials, ETA will issue the Associate CET certification.

Click here to go to Electronics Associate Analog (EM3) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

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Renewal Period: 4 years

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Click here to go to Electronics Associate Comprehensive (EM5) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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The InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA), ETT Certified Technician Level 3 certification is for technicians who perform and manage routine and moderately complex tasks and projects, record keeping, evaluation of test data, and responsibility for the safety of others. ETT Certified Technicians Level 3 are qualified to provide guidance, supervise ETT Trainee Technicians (Level 1) and ETT Certified Assistant Technicians (Level 2), and perform electrical power switching. ETT Certified Technician Level 3 candidates must have 24 hours of safety education and training in addition to meeting Level 2 safety education and training requirements (64 hours total) and 240 hours of electrical education and training in addition to meeting Level 2 electrical education and training requirements (400 hours total). Candidates must have five years of related experience and have met the qualifications for ETT Trainee Technician Level 1 and ETT Certified Assistant Technician Level 2 in successive order. Candidates must also pass a written exam.

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The InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA), ETT Certified Senior Technician Level 4 certification, is the most senior level of a Certified Electrical Testing Technicians classification. An ETT Certified Senior Technician Level 4 is responsible for supervising large projects and multiple crews. In addition, the Level 4 Technician will perform complex investigations, tests, and evaluations, and prepare written reports as needed. Applicant must have a minimum of 104 hours of safety training, 600 hours of electrical training, 10 years of related experience, and have met all of the appropriate qualifications for Levels 1, 2, and 3 in successive order. Applicant must pass a written exam.

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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Gap Analysis

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Gap Analysis

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Gap Analysis

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GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill. Click for external link to GI Bill licensing and certification information.

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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 mimum 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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