- COOL Overview
- Who Can Use COOL
- Site Features and Organization
COOL uses icons to convey information in a concise way. Refer to the items below for more details on the icons and their meanings.
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.
Recommended as Part of the Learning & Development Roadmap (LaDR)
This credential is recommended on the rating Learning and Development Roadmap (LaDR) for Sailors currently in the pay grade specified on the icon (in this example - E-5). When on the individual rating page, click on the icon to get the options to view your LaDR on COOL or to go to NKO and view the LaDR there.
Accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies
This credentialing program has been accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Visit the NCCA website for more information.
Accredited by the International Accreditation Service
The credentialing program has been accredited by IAS. Visit the International Accreditation Service website for more information.
Navy Credentials Program Office Payment Approved
Credential voucher or reimbursement for credential exam, re-certification, or maintenance fee has been approved for payment through the Navy's Credentials Program Office.
GI Bill® Payment Approved
Reimbursement for credential fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill®. Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website for more information. Note: GI Bill approval data is updated quarterly. For the latest information, visit the WEAMS Licenses/Certifications Search page. Make sure to select "Both" in the LAC Category Type drop-down before searching.
Accredited by the International Certification Accreditation Council
The credentialing program has been accredited by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC). Visit the ICAC website for more information.
Apprenticeship Program Registered with the US Department of Labor
Shown on Summary pages in the Related Occupations tab for civilian occupations, this icon indicates that the occupation has an apprenticeship program registered with the U.S. Department of Labor.
Military-to-Civilian Analysis Complete
The credential requirements have been compared to military training. When you see this icon on the Summary pages click it, or the credential name, to see the analysis page.
Accredited by the American National Standards Institute
This credentialing program has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Visit the ANSI website for more information.
Accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC)
The credentialing program has been accredited by ABSNC. Visit the American Board of Nursing Specialties website for more information.
The occupation has been classified as "Bright Outlook" because it is expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will have large numbers of job openings, and/or is a new and emerging occupation.