MA-Master-At-Arms

Rating Description


Master-At-Arms (MA) provide waterborne and land security, aircraft and flight line security, strategic weapons and cargo security, maritime security and platform protection; conduct customs operations, corrections operations, detainee operations, and protective service operations; perform force protection, physical security and law enforcement; organize and train personnel in force protection, physical security, law enforcement, and weapons proficiency; develop plans for physical security and force protection enhancement of Navy bases, installations, property, and personnel; and assist commands in conducting terrorist threat analysis and implementing defensive measures. For more detailed information, see the Rating Information Card.

There are 15 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.

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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 MA-Master-At-Arms

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

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

  • Administration of Justice
  • Business Administration-Criminal Justice Administration concentration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice - Economic Crime
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Criminal Justice Corrections Specialization
  • Emergency Disaster Services
  • Emergency Management
  • Law Enforcement
  • Law Enforcement Technology
  • Legal Studies
  • Military Specialty Related Majors

Recommended Bachelor/Master Degrees

  • Administration of Justice
  • Business Administration, Legal Studies
  • Business Administration-Criminal Justice Administration
  • Computer & Digital Forensics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice - Corrections Management
  • Criminal Justice - Homeland Security
  • Criminal Justice - Police Science
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Criminal Justice-Forensic Science concentration
  • Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement concentration
  • Criminology
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Emergency Disaster Services
  • Emergency Management
  • Fire & Emergency Services Administration
  • General Studies (Justice Studies)
  • General Studies (Rate Related Military Specialty)
  • Homeland Security
  • Investigations
  • Justice Studies
  • Law and Society
  • Legal Studies
  • Organizational Security and Management
  • Public Administration - Law Enforcement
  • Public Safety and Criminal Justice
  • Public Safety and Homeland Security
  • Security
  • Security Administration
  • Security Management
  • Sociology - Criminology
  • Sociology, Criminology - Corrections
  • Sociology, Criminology - Law Enforcement

Additional information pertaining to MA-Master-At-Arms can be found below.

The National Police Officer Selection Test (POST) is an entry-level basic skills test that helps law enforcement agencies select the most qualified applicants by ensuring that candidates possess the basic cognitive skills necessary to successfully perform the job.

The POST is a valid, job-related test designed specifically for law enforcement use, which measures these basic skills:

  • Arithmetic
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar and Incident Report Writing.

Increase your department's hiring efficiency by using the POST to ensure candidates possess the fundamental skills to succeed in training and on the job.

The POST exam is used for law enforcement officer selection by a variety of municipal, county, state and federal agencies. In addition, the POST has been mandated as the statewide entry-level test by the states of Iowa and Utah. The POST is the official test of 25 state Police Chief Associations. All of these agencies thoroughly researched the available exams and determined that those offered by Stanard & Associates, Inc. were of the highest quality.

If you have any questions, please contact Stanard & Associates at 1-800-367-6919 or visit the POST website.

PoliceTraining.net provides a portal to information on law enforcement training programs.

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.

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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-0 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-2 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-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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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-7 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-8 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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LaDR documents are available as pay grade-specific or combined, covering all the pay grades in a rating.

Click here to go to Certified Corrections Officer (CCO) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Correctional Association (ACA), Certified Corrections Officer (CCO) is an entry-level certification recommended for personnel who work directly with offenders, correctional officers, security officers, custodial officers, corporals, and sergeants. CCOs are knowledgeable in managing offenders; controlling offender movement; maintaining health, safety, and sanitation; use of effective communication; and have an understanding about corrections, general skills, equipment control, and ethics and law. Applicants must meet the minimum academic and experience requirements. Applicants must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Certified Jail Manager (CJM) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The American Jail Association (AJA), Certified Jail Manager (CJM) certification is for candidates who have experience as executives and in upper management (i.e., jail managers). CJM candidates should have knowledge of management/professional issues, inmate management, communications, environment/equipment, special populations, and support services. Candidates must meet professional experience requirement to be eligible for the CJM certification. Candidates must also pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) COOL training gap analysis page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The ASIS International, Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) certification provides demonstrable proof of knowledge and experience in case management, evidence collection, and preparation of reports and testimony to substantiate findings. Earning a PCI provides independent confirmation of specialized skills in security investigations, including case evaluation and review of options for case management strategies. It validates a candidate's ability to collect information through the effective use of surveillance, interviews, and interrogations. Candidates must meet experience and/or education requirements and pass an examination.
Click here to go to Certified Corrections Manager (CCM) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Correctional Association (ACA), Certified Corrections Manager (CCM) is a mid-level certification for individuals who manage major units or programs within a corrections setting. CCMs are management staff who may contribute to the development of policies and procedures, are responsible for implementation of those policies and procedures, and have authority over supervisory personnel. Applicants must meet the minimum academic and experience requirements. Applicants must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Certified Corrections Supervisor (CCS) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Correctional Association (ACA), Certified Corrections Supervisor (CCS) is a mid-management level credential recommended for professionals who work with both staff and offenders in a correctional setting. A CCS is responsible for implementing agency procedures and supervising/evaluating personnel which may include Central/Regional Office staff, Business Office personnel, Correctional Supervisors, Training Officers, Food/Health Service Staff, Maintenance staff, Recreation personnel, Industries personnel, Caseworkers/Correctional Counselors, Chaplains, Teachers, Staff Psychologists, Lieutenants, and Sergeants. Candidates must meet the minimum academic and experience requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to IC3 Digital Literacy Certification (IC3) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Certiport, IC3 Digital Literacy Certification (IC3) validates the user’s understanding of Digital Literacy. IC3 Digital Literacy enables candidates to choose and utilize the appropriate research, collaboration, productivity, and communications tools to find reliable information, communicate safely, create content, and recognize credibility and bias in modern digital environments. The new structure is a set of stackable credentials encompassing seven digital literacy domains. Candidates are required to pass three written exams, each with a certification that validates knowledge of each domain at the basic, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Click here to go to Certified Jail Officer (CJO) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The American Jail Association (AJA), Certified Jail Officer (CJO) is for individuals (sworn or civilian) who supervise incarcerated individuals in jails or detention centers and/or oversee those who supervise incarcerated individuals in jails or detention centers. Candidates must meet minimum education and/or experience requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Security Program Integration Professional Certification (SPIPC) web page.

Renewal Period: 2 years

The Security Program Integration Professional Certification (SPIPC) provides a recognized and reliable indication of a security practitioner's understanding of and ability to apply risk management and security program management concepts, principles, and practices. Candidates must be conferred the Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC).
Click here to go to Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC) web page.

Renewal Period: 2 years

The Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC) provides a recognized and reliable indication of a security practitioner's understanding of foundational concepts, principles, and practices needed to successfully perform functions, implement programs, and pursue missions to protect DoD assets. The SFPC is a prerequisite for the Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC).
Click here to go to Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC) web page.

Renewal Period: 2 years

The Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC) provides a recognized and reliable indication of a security practitioner's ability to apply foundational concepts, principles, and practices needed to successfully perform functions, implement programs, and pursue missions to protect DoD assets. The SAPPC is ideal for personnel who will be or are already performing security functions as an additional and/or embedded duty on behalf of (and as specified by) a DoD Component. The certification is also ideal for personnel who are working toward or already occupy full-time security positions for which attainment of this certification has been deemed a requirement or a professional development milestone. The SAPPC is the second of four certifications within the SPeD Certification Program. To obtain the SAPPC, candidates must already be a recipient of the Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC).
Click here to go to National Master 100 NC COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Master 100 Near Coastal (NC) officers are responsible for the vessel and its safe and efficient operation including, the ship's seaworthiness, safety and security conditions, cargo operations, navigation, and crew management. National Master 100 NC officers set the course and speed, maneuver the vessel to avoid hazards and other ships, and periodically determine its position using navigation aids, celestial observations, and charts. They direct crew members who steer the vessel, operate engines, signal to other vessels, perform maintenance and handle lines, or operate towing or dredging gear. Masters ensure that proper procedures and safety practices are followed, ensure machinery and equipment are in reliable working order, and oversee the loading and unloading of cargo or passengers. They also maintain logs and other records of ships' movements and cargo carried. The Master is always in command of a merchant ship and regulates the proper daily transactions and handles the legal affairs on maritime issues. Candidates must meet a minimum sea service, training, and exam requirement.
Click here to go to National Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel Less Than 100 GRT COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) Less Than 100 GRT is an officer endorsement for uninspected passenger vessels which by law are limited to six or less passengers for hire. These are usually smaller vessels and that engage in charter fishing, whale watching, SCUBA diving, and tour cruises. OUPV Near Coastal endorsements may be limited to 100 miles offshore, Inland or Great Lakes in accordance with 46 CFR 11.467 and the service provided. No OUPV endorsement is valid for International voyages.

Click here to go to Adjudicator Professional Certification (APC) web page.

Renewal Period: 2 years

The Adjudicator Professional Certification (APC) is required for all Personnel Security Adjudicators in the DoD Consolidated Adjudication Facility, DoD Intelligence Community Central Adjudication Facilities, and personnel security adjudicators employed by an agency accepted to participate in the program.
Click here to go to Industrial Security Oversight Certification (ISOC) web page.

Renewal Period: 2 years

The Industrial Security Oversight Certification (ISOC) assessment measures individuals understanding of industrial security skills in implementing the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), as well as ability to perform other industrial security functions, including facility security and conducting facility surveys and inspections.
Click here to go to Physical Security Certification (PSC) web page.

Renewal Period: 2 years

The Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE), Physical Security Certification (PSC) is a part of Department of Defense's (DoD) Security Professional Education Development (SPeD) Certification Program. PSC is ideal for DoD, Industry, and federal members performing physical security functions. PSC assesses foundational knowledge in the following areas of expertise: physical security concepts; physical security standards; standards, countermeasures, and planning; and physical security planning and implementation. Candidates must be a DoD personnel or a federal employee or contractor assigned to a security position to be eligible for the exam. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Due Process Adjudicator Professional Credential (DPAPC) web page.

The Due Process Adjudicator Professional Credential (DPAPC) provides the recognition and official record of an individual's demonstrated understanding and application of occupational and technical knowledge, skills, and expertise necessary to proficiently perform essential due process adjudicator tasks (i.e., writing SORs, evaluating responses to SOR, recommending eligibility determinations or other functions following evaluation of responses to SORs).
Click here to go to Special Program Security Certification (SPSC) web page.

Renewal Period: 2 years

The Special Program Security Certification (SPSC) is ideal for personnel who will be or are already performing Security Officer functions for and/or on behalf of the Department of Defense Special Access Programs. Candidates must be conferred the Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC).
Click here to go to Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) COOL Snapshot page.

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.
Click here to go to Intelligence Fundamentals Professional Certification (IFPC) web page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Fundamentals Professional Certification (IFPC) program is sponsored by the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)) to professionalize the defense intelligence workforce by establishing a common standard of the fundamental knowledge and skills expected of all who serve and support, and those who hope to serve and support, in the Defense Intelligence Enterprise (DIE). The IFPC is based on the Defense Intelligence Fundamentals standards, which are cross-cutting and enterprise-wide, and depict the Department’s core expectations of what all Defense Intelligence Professionals, regardless of Service/Agency, Function/Specialty and experience level, must know and/or be able to do to successfully execute and/or contribute to the execution of intelligence missions, functions, and activities at the fundamental level. The IFPC will also serve to ensure incoming defense intelligence professionals meet knowledge standards. IFPC candidates must meet minimum eligibility requirements and pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 2013 COOL Snapshot page.

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.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 2016 COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. Key technologies include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Office 2016 certification, candidates must pass three certification exams related to the key technologies. There are no experience requirements for this certification but Microsoft Learning recommends that a candidate have hands-on experience with a product prior to testing.
Click here to go to Certified Correctional Trainer (CCT) COOL Snapshot page.

The American Jail Association (AJA), Certified Correctional Trainer (CCT) certification is for adjunct or field trainers and faculty of institutions of higher learning in the areas of corrections, criminal, and juvenile justice (and related areas) who provide training for managers, staff, and/or volunteers of a correctional agency. CCT candidates must have three years of experience as a correctional trainer, meet point requirements, and pass the work sample portion of the application. Candidates not currently employed as a correctional trainer must describe and verify their experience as part-time trainer or field training officer. Candidates must also pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Associate (Office 365 and Office 2019) COOL Snapshot page.

Credential description coming soon.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Excel Associate (Excel and Excel 2019) COOL Snapshot page.

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Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Excel 2016 COOL Snapshot page.

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.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Excel 2016 Expert COOL Snapshot page.

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.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Excel Expert (Excel and Excel 2019) COOL Snapshot page.

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Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Access 2016 COOL Snapshot page.

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.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Outlook 2016 COOL Snapshot page.

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.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 COOL Snapshot page.

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.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Word 2016 COOL Snapshot page.

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.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Word 2016 Expert COOL Snapshot page.

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.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Word Associate (Word and Word 2019) COOL Snapshot page.

Credential description coming soon.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Word Expert (Word and Word 2019) COOL Snapshot page.

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Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): PowerPoint Associate (PowerPoint and PowerPoint 2019) COOL Snapshot page.

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Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Outlook Associate (Outlook and Outlook 2019) COOL Snapshot page.

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Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Access Expert (Access and Access 2019) COOL Snapshot page.

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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.

Gap Analysis

The credential requirements have been compared to military training.

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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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